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Harry Potter fans ecstatic over new play

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>> Harry Potter is back. Fans of the much loved wizard, ecstatic over a new play that's debuted in London.>>
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>> Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth installment in the series.
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For hard core fans, it's been a long wait since the last book came out in 2007. But Potter creator J.K. Rowling is adamant, it's the end of the road for the now grown-up wizard.>> No.
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, he goes on a very big journey during these two plays.
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And then I think we are, yeah, I think we're done.>> The new play which runs for a marathon five hours is being performed in two parts, one in the afternoon, the second in the evening. With expectations running high Reuters' Deepa Babington says it doesn't disappoint.>> Among the things that really stood out were the presence of the dementors who are these dark forces.
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And they appeared over the audience, basically these billowy creatures just floating midair. And you had a lot of things that gave the illusion of magic, people being sort of shot up over stage, being thrown around, lovely use of staircases and suitcases to really give the impression of going off to Hogwarts.
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>> Those lucky enough to get premier night tickets said they were blown away by it.>> It was just amazing. People should beg, steal, do whatever to get a ticket, just see this show, it is so good.>> Amazing, best thing I've ever seen.>> Despite the fever pitch excitement, some fans are set to be disappointed.
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Tickets for the play are sold out until next May.