Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act I, Scene 6

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

Act I, Scene 6

Harry and Ginny Potter's House

  • Albus sits at the top of the stairs while some old dude yells at his dad.
  • The old coot is Amos Diggory.
  • Not-so-famous Amos is father to not-so-alive Cedric Diggory.
  • Amos has heard that the Ministry now has a fancy-shmancy new Time-Turner, and he thinks the Ministry should use it to bring Cedric back.
  • Instead of saying, "Are you an idiot? Have you never seen a single time travel movie in your life?" Harry lies and says he doesn't have a Time-Turner. (Time-Turner? What Time-Turner?)
  • On the stairs, Albus is shocked by a girl calling herself Delphini Diggory, Amos' niece and nurse.
  • She tells Albus that it's "tough to live with people stuck in the past" (1.6.37).
  • Albus totally understands.