Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

British play

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a stage play taking place in the Harry Potter universe, more than twenty years after the events of the last book. The script was written by Jack Thorne, based on a story written by J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany. The play officially premiered in London's West End on 30 July 2016.

Albus Dumbledore

  • (portrait) Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic.
  • (portrait) Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch. Paint . . . and memory . . . and love.

Albus Potter

  • I'm not sure being fearless is going to be good for your health.
  • So what would you like me to do? Magic myself popular? Conjure myself into a new house? Transfigure myself into a better student? Just cast a spell, Dad, and change me into what you want me to be, okay? It'll work better for both of us.
  • I didn't choose, you know that? I didn't choose to be his son.
  • I know what it is to be the spare

Delphini Diggory

  • I am the new past. I am the new future. I am the answer this world has been looking for.
  • It took me a long time to discover your weakness, Albus Potter. I thought it was pride, I thought it was the need to impress your father, but then I realised your weakness was the same as your father's - friendship.

Draco Malfoy

  • I'm being bossed around by Hermione Granger... And I'm mildly enjoying it.
  • You -- the three of you -- you shone you know? You liked each other. You had fun. I envied you those friendships more than anything else
  • [When asked what he wanted to do growing up] Quidditch. But I wasn't good enough. Mainly I wanted to be happy.
  • ... And being alone -- that's so hard. I was alone. And it sent me to a truly dark place. For a long time. Tom Riddle was also a lonely child. You may not understand that, Harry, but I do ...
  • ... It is exceptionally lonely, being Draco Malfoy. I will always be suspected. There is no escaping the past.

Ginny Potter

  • [To Harry} People think they know all there is to know about you, but the best bits of you are– have always been– heroic in really quiet ways.

Harry Potter

  • [quoting Dumbledore] The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
  • [weeping] I shouldn't have survived. It was my destiny to die - even Dumbledore thought so - and yet I lived. I beat Voldemort. All these people... all these people - my parents, Fred, the Fallen Fifty - and it's me that gets to live? How is that? All this damage, and it's my fault.
  • The Boy Who Lived. How many people have to die for the Boy Who Lived?

Hermione Granger

  • My parents were dentists. I was bound to rebel at some point.

Moaning Myrtle

  • Hello, Harry. Hello, Draco. Have you been bad boys again?
  • That feels good. Never used to enjoy that. But when you get to my age, you take what you can.

Rose Granger-Weasley

  • The rumour is that he's Voldemort's son, Albus. It's probably rubbish. I mean... look, you've got a nose

Ron Weasley

  • [on his daughter, Rose] I have no idea where she gets her ambition from.
  • Nothing scares me. Apart from Mum.
  • I am probably the most chilled out of all of us and... so maybe transfiguring into him - into the Dark Lord - will do less damage to me than any of you more... intense people.
  • Rubbish. Beautifully put but beautiful rubbish.

Scorpius Malfoy

  • I opened a book. Something which has - in all my years on this planet - never been a particularly dangerous activity.
  • My geekness is a-quivering.
  • The world changes, and we change with it. I am better off in this world. But the world is not better. And I don't want that.
  • Okay. Hello. Um. Have we hugged before? Do we hug?
  • When Rose came up to me today in Potions and called me Bread Head I almost hugged her. No, there’s no almost about it, I actually tried to hug her, and then she kicked me in the shin.
  • I mean, normally, being in lockdown, being in constant detention, it’d break me, but now — what’s the worst they can do? Bring back Moldy Voldy and have him torture me? Nope
  • I got his nose, his hair, and his name. Not that that's a great thing either. I mean — father-son issues, I have them. But, on the whole, I'd rather be a Malfoy than, you know, the son of the Dark Lord.
  • [Imagining talking to a muggle] Hello, Mr. Stationmaster. Mr. Muggle. Question: Did you see a flying witch passing here? And by the way, what year is it

Severus Snape

  • Tell Albus - tell Albus Severus - I'm proud he carries my name. Now go. Go.


Scorpius Malfoy: It's time that time-turning became a thing of the past.
Albus Severus Potter: You're quite proud of that phrase, aren't you?
Scorpius Malfoy: Been working on it all day.

[Scorpius wonders aloud if the rumors that he's Voldemort's illegitimate son might be true.]
Albus Severus Potter: No. They’re not true. And I'll tell you why. Because I don’t think Voldemort is capable of having a kind son — and you’re kind, Scorpius. To the depths of your belly, to the tips of your fingers. I truly believe Voldemort — Voldemort couldn’t have a child like you.
Scorpius: That’s nice — that’s a nice thing to say.

Ron Weasley: I mean, we've been together so long - and married for so long - I mean, so long...
Hermione Granger: If this is your way of saying you want a marital break, Ron, just to be clear, I will skewer you with this quill.
Ron Weasley: Shut up. Will you shut up for once? I want to do one of those marriage renewal things I've read about. Marriage renewal. What do you think?
Hermione Granger: ...You want to marry me again?
Ron Weasley: Well, we were only young when we did it the first time, and I got very drunk and - well, to be honest, I can't remember much of it and... the truth is, I love you, Hermione Granger, and whatever time says - I'd like the opportunity to say so in front of lots of other people. Again. Sober.

[surrounded by Dementors]
Ron Weasley: I'm scared.
Hermione Granger: Kiss me.

[in an alternate timeline]
Severus Snape: I'm dead, presumably. You were a little too surprised to see me. How?
Scorpius Malfoy: Bravely.
Severus Snape: Who?
Scorpius Malfoy: Voldemort.
Severus Snape: How very irritating.

[trapped in 1981]
Albus Severus Potter: We get a message to Dad, he'll find a way to get back here. Even if he has to build a Time-Turner himself.
Scorpius Malfoy: We send a memory - like a Pensieve - stand over him and send a message, hope he reaches for the memory at exactly the right moment. I mean, it's unlikely, but... stand over the baby and just repeatedly shout "HELP! HELP! HELP!" I mean, it might traumatize the baby slightly...
Albus Severus Potter: Only slightly.
Scorpius Malfoy: A bit of trauma now is nothing compared to what's happening... and maybe when he then thinks - later - he might remember the faces of us as we shouted...
Albus Severus Potter: "Help"?
Scorpius Malfoy: ...You're right, it's a terrible idea.
Albus Severus Potter: It's one of your worst ideas ever.

[trapped in 1981]
Scorpius Malfoy: Got it! We deliver it ourselves. We wait forty years, we deliver it-
Albus Severus Potter: Not a chance. Once Delphi has set time the way she wants, she'll send armies to try and find us, kill us...
Scorpius Malfoy: So we hide in a hole?
Albus Severus Potter: As pleasurable as it will be to hide in a hole with you for the next forty years... they'll find us.

[in Godric's Hollow]
Hermione Granger: You remember when we were last here? This feels just like old times.
Ron Weasley: Old times with a few unwelcome ponytails added to the mix.
Draco Malfoy: [stung] Can I just say-
Ron Weasley: Malfoy, you may be all chummy chummy with Harry, and you may have produced a relatively nice child, but you've said some very unfair things to and about my wife...
Hermione Granger: And your wife doesn't need you fighting her battles for her.

Albus: This is all my fault!
Ginevra Potter: Funny, your father thinks it's his. You're a lot alike that way.

Delphini Diggory: I just wanted to know my father.
Harry Potter: You can't remake your life. You'll always be an orphan. That never leaves you.

Albus Severus Potter: Rose hates you.
Scorpius Malfoy: Correction, she used to hate me, but did you see the look in her eyes when I asked? That wasn't hate, that was pity.
Albus Severus Potter: And pity's good?
Scorpius Malfoy: Pity is a start, my friend, a foundation on which to build a palace - a palace of love

Rose Weasley: This is only going to be weird if you let it be weird.
Scorpius Malfoy: Received and totally understood.

Harry Potter: Those names you have, they shouldn't be a burden. Albus Dumbledore had his trials too. And Severus Snape, well, you know all about him.
Albus Severus Potter: They were good men.
Harry Potter: They were great men, with huge flaws. And you know what? Those flaws almost made them greater.

Scorpius Malfoy: here's nothing. Still, if I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I'd choose you
Albus Severus Potter: No offense, but I'd choose someone massive and really good at magic.

Albus Severus Potter: First question. What do you know about the Triwizard tournament?
Scorpius Malfoy: Ooooh, a quiz! Three schools pick three champions to compete in three tasks for one cup. What's that got to do with anything?
Albus Severus Potter: You really are an enormous geek, you know that?
Scorpius Malfoy: Ya-huh.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets book film
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book film
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book film
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book film
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book film
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book films part 1 and part 2
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play
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Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them book film
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore film