Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act II, Scene 1

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

Act II, Scene 1

Dream, Privet Drive, Cupboard Under the Stairs

  • In a dream within a dream, young Harry wakes in the cupboard under the stairs after a dream where he saw his parents die.
  • Aunt Petunia, in typical Aunt Petunia fashion, tells Harry he's an animal for wetting himself and that his parents died in a car accident, not murdered by a man shouting "Adkava Ad-something" (2.1.15).
  • The dream ends with a glimpse of Albus, then the voice of Voldemort hissing "Haaarry Pottttter" (2.1.25).
  • *Shudder.*