Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act IV, Scene 1

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

Act IV, Scene 1

Ministry of Magic, Grand Meeting Room

  • In a meeting—a grand one, you might say—Hermione fills everyone in on Act III, in case you had to go to the bathroom. For the whole thing.
  • She reveals that Voldemort had a daughter and that Craig Bowker is dead.
  • "He was a good boy" (4.1.3) she says.
  • Headmistress McGonagall blames this all on Hermione for hiding the Time-Turner in plain sight.
  • But everyone stands up and takes the blame.
  • United, they vow to stop Voldemort's resurrection.