Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act II, Scene 12

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

Act II, Scene 12

Hogwarts, Staircases

  • In this silent scene, Albus and Scorpius walk past each other on Hogwarts's moving staircases, never making contact with each other.
  • They're "Lost and hopeful—all at once" (2.12.9), like when an escalator is out of order, but you can still walk down it.