Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act I, Scene 5

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

Act I, Scene 5

Ministry of Magic, Harry's Office

  • A Time-Turner is in custody.
  • This is like a super Time-Turner—it allows people to go back in time farther than one hour.
  • Hermione, the Minister for Magic, shows it to Harry, the Head of Magical Law Enforcement.
  • Hermione mentions that some people are worried Voldemort might be coming back.
  • But more importantly, Harry hasn't been keeping up with his paperwork.
  • As Harry's boss, Hermione encourages him to get through his inbox.