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"I didn't choose, you know that? I didn't choose to be his son."
-- Albus Potter (CC1.4)

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The first act of the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

Harry and Ginny bring their children to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters to board the train to Hogwarts. Aboard the train, Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy become friends. Albus and Harry’s relationship becomes difficult over the next three years. Albus meets Delphi, overhears his father talking to Amos Diggory, and learns of a powerful Time Turner. He and Scorpius escape from the Hogwarts Express to tell Amos that they’ll save Cedric, and they steal the time turner.

  • Scene One – King’s Cross – 1 September 2017
    • Arrival at King’s Cross, the Potter family pass through the magical barrier into —
  • Scene Two – Platform Nine and Three-Quarters – 1 September 2017
    • Families saying good bye to their children, who are boarding the train. Harry and Ginny meet Ron and Hermione
  • Scene Three – The Hogwarts Express – 1 September 2017
    • Rose and Albus look for friends on the Hogwarts Express. Albus meets Scorpius.
  • Scene Four – Transition Scene – 1 September 2017, second week of September 2017, 1 September 2018, several weeks in autumn 2018, 1 September 2019
    • Great Hall: Albus is sorted into Slytherin
    • Quidditch pitch: Albus is unable to make his broom come off the ground
    • Platform Nine and Three-Quarters: Albus tells Harry he didn’t have to come see him off to school, Draco asks Harry for help
    • Potions class: Albus and Scorpius blow up their experiment
    • Platform Nine and Three-Quartes:  Albus rejects Harry’s pass to visit Hogsmeade, Lily is sorted into Gryffindor.
  • Scene Five – Ministry of Magic, Harry’s Office – 31 August 2020
    • Hermione encourages Harry to keep up with his paperwork
  • Scene Six – Harry and Ginny Potter’s House – 31 August 2020
    • Amos Diggory asks Harry to use the Time-Turner to save Cedric, Albus overhears and meets Delphi
  • Scene Seven – Harry and Ginny Potter’s House, Albus’s Room – 31 August 2020
    • Albus reject’s Harry’s gift of his old blanket
  • Scene Eight – Dream, Hut-on-the-Rock – Early morning 1 September 2020
    • Harry dreams of when Hagrid found him in the Hut-On-The-Rock
  • Scene Nine – Harry and Ginny Potter’s House. Bedroom – Early morning, 1 September 2020
    • Harry wakes from his dream with his scar hurting
  • Scene Ten – The Hogwarts Express – 1 September 2020
    • Albus convinces Scorpius to join him in escaping from the train
  • Scene Eleven – Roof of the Hogwarts Express  – 1 September 2020
    • Albus and Scorpius encounter the Trolley Witch on the roof of the train, but manage to escape
  • Scene Twelve – Ministry of Magic, Grand Meeting Room – 1 September 2020
    • Hermione informs the Wizarding world that Harry’s scar hurt which could indicate danger
  • Scene Thirteen – St. Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards – 1 September 2020
    • Albus and Scorpius come looking for Amos Diggory
  • Scene Fourteen – St. Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards, Amos’s Room – 1 September 2020
    • Dephi convinces Amos to accept the boys’ offer to try to save Cedric
  • Scene Fifteen – Harry and Ginny Potter’s House. Kitchen 1 September 2020
    • Harry and Ginny are told that Albus and Scorpius never arrived at Hogwarts
  • Scene Sixteen – Whitehall, Cellar – 1 September 2020
    • Albus, Scorpius, and Delphi prepare to use Polyjuice Potion to impersonate Harry, Ron, and Hermione
  • Scene Seventeen – Ministry of Magic, Meeting Room – 1 September 2020
    • Hermione, Harry, and Draco worry about finding the boys
  • Scene Eighteen – Ministry of Magic, Corridor – 1 September 2020
    • Now in disguise, Albus, Scorpius, and Delphi sneak into Hermione’s office
  • Scene Nineteen – Ministry of Magic, Hermione’s Office – 1 September 2020
    • The adventurers tangle with a very dangerous bookcase to find the Time-Turner

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