Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act II, Scene 5

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

Act II, Scene 5

Forbidden Forest

  • In the stage direction we're told that "the forest seems to grow bigger, thicker" (2.5.1). Does this make it forbidden-er, too?
  • Harry is approached by Bane. Not the mumbly one from Batman, but the centaur.
  • Bane tells Harry that he sees "a black cloud around [his] son, a dangerous black cloud" (2.5.25).
  • It could endanger not just Albus and Harry but…dramatic pause…the world.