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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Set Has a Ridiculous Amount of Detail

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set designer Christine Jones took Pottermore behind the scenes to give a look at how the set of the play was put together.

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The Harry Potter Play Twitter states that the Thomas Wolfe quote, “Few buildings are vast enough to hold the sound of time” inspired the set, which suggests a lot of symbolism hidden in the imagery.

In a short video, Jones talks about the craftsmanship on the set and we get glimpses of hand-carved lantern-holders, wooden panelling, and a gorgeous metal arch that captures the cycles of the moon. From the luggage cases to the Hogwarts-themed wallpaper, there’s a lot to admire about the efforts put into creating the production. We also catch a bit of movement director Steven Hoggett at work on a huge staircase and director John Tiffany.

The Tony Award-winning set designer said she was “overwhelmed” at first, as she grew very attached to the project:

I didn’t expect to get as emotional as I did. But I think we all have been working on this for over a year and just have so much invested in it.

There’s just this feeling that we’re working with people we love, on something we love, for people we love. And there’s a lot of emotions that have become buried within the fabric on the making of this.

On one level, I love hearing more and more about the production of Cursed Child. On the other hand, it also makes me so sad I’m not able to see it!

(via Pottermore)

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