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Questions tagged [the-cursed-child]

For questions about the stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The play opened on 30 July 2016, and the script was released in book form on the following day.

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So, why'd he have a child in the first place?

In The Cursed Child, As she explains: But why? Why did have a child in the first place?
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In what ways does The Cursed Child contradict established Harry Potter canon?

For those of you who don't know, Jack Thorne, has written a script called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is set nineteen years after J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. As to be expected ...
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What Cursed Child elements were foreshadowed by Rowling in previous writings?

We know that Jack Thorne wrote a play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with JKR's approval, and that Rowling claims to have given the creative team access to all the material she had prepared ...
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Why was Albus Severus sorted into Slytherin?

What made the Sorting Hat sort Albus Severus into Slytherin? I’m OK with an answer based on specific traits that match known house characteristics if an unambiguous canon explanation doesn’t exist.
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Just how much of The Cursed Child is JKR's?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is marketed as The eighth story. Nineteen years later. In big block caps on the back of the book. The front cover also proclaims Based on an original new ...
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When was Delphini born?

Spoilers ahoy! [Go no further if you haven't read Harry Potter and the cursed child yet.] In Harry Potter and the cursed child, Delphini states In the Deathly Hallows, Harry, Hermione and Ron are ...
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Was JK Rowling involved with Noma Dumezweni's casting as Hermione Granger in Cursed Child?

It has been announced that Noma Dumezweni, a person of color, will play Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Is there any indication of JK Rowling's involvement in this casting? And ...
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How come everyone easily takes or say the name of “Voldemort” without any fear in Scorpius's world?

In Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, everyone is using "Voldemort"'s name freely in present day as he is dead and there is no fear of his available death eaters either. However when Albus and ...
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Is Cursed Child canon to the original story? [duplicate]

From what I am hearing the stage-play called The Cursed Child is based on the characters from the Harry Potter series. It is set 19 years from the end of Deathly Hallows (i.e. When Harry's children ...
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Will “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” be available in any form other than a play?

As a Harry Potter fan who won't be able to make it to London, I was wondering if what J.K. Rowling has called "the eighth part" of the Harry Potter series would be available to those of us outside of ...
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How does Time travel work in Harry Potter universe?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the logic behind time turner travel seems to obey a Stable Time Loop or Causal Loop, where you fulfill what has already happened. However in Harry Potter ...
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Why would Hermione send for help from the trolls?

The main thing that trolls seem to be known for in Harry Potter, besides their love of killing/hitting things, is their stupidity. The lowest exam grade you can get is Troll, below Dreadful. There ...
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Why did Voldemort choose Bellatrix Lestrange for this very important task?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child we come to know that:
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How did Delphini learn to fly?

"Of course" Voldemort could. But this is not Parseltongue, this is not hereditary. And even though the Rowles probably were able to give her a full magical training and lots of Dark-magic knowledge......
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Why did Harry's scar start to hurt again?

When he was young, it hurt: when Voldemort was close to him when Voldemort felt strong emotions It is my belief that your scar hurts both when Lord Voldemort is near you, and when he is feeling a ...
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How much knowledge about Harry Potter's previous adventures does the Cursed Child require?

The stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is apparently centred around the Harry Potter universe and while starting after his adventures in the primary book series seems to involve various ...
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How is Harry still a Parselmouth?

He has had this ability because he hosted a part of Voldemort's soul: “Tell him that on the night Lord Voldemort tried to kill him, when Lily cast her own life between them as a shield, the ...
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Were this Harry Potter character's initials supposed to spell a word?

I am aware that In Universe the name was chosen for specifically stated reasons, but, out of universe, did J.K. Rowling intend for Albus Severus Potter to have initials which spell ASP — the name of a ...
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Why didn't Harry get the Elder Wand?

In the final battle scene of Harry Potter & The Cursed Child,