Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act I, Scene 11

By Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Act I, Scene 11

Roof of the Hogwarts Express

  • Atop the train, Albus and Scorpius bump into the Trolley Witch.
  • She's not just offering Chocolate Frogs and Cauldron Cakes.
  • She tells them that she's been doing the job for 190 years (doesn't she need a vacation?) and her secret responsibility is to keep kids from getting off the train.
  • Her hands turn into sharp spikes.
  • Um, if she kills them, does that count as them not getting off the train?
  • To avoid getting spiked, Albus and Scorpius jump off the train.