Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act III, Scene 12

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

Act III, Scene 12

Dream, Godric's Hollow, Graveyard

  • Young Harry visits his parents' grave with Aunt Petunia.
  • Petunia says they were unloved, but Young Harry notices their grave covered in flowers.
  • Voldemort appears, and says, "I smell guilt, there is a stench of guilt upon the air" (3.12.13), then Albus emerges from inside Voldemort's cloak.
  • He starts speaking in Parseltongue.
  • Then, as at the end of every other dream, Voldemort stutters, "Haaarry Potttter" (3.12.26).