New Work Harry Potter and the Cursed Child [Part One]
As the play opens, Albus Potter--the youngest son of Harry and Ginny Potter--is nervously preparing to go to Hogwarts School for the first time. His big brother, James, has been teasing him about what to expect at Hogwarts. Together with their younger sister, Lily, the whole family run through the wall at Kings Cross Station to reach platform 9 ¾. On the platform, they meet up with Ron and Hermione Weasley and their daughter Rose. Ron produces a couple of lame jokes that entertain Lily but embarrass Rose. He proudly tells the Potters that he managed to pass his Muggle (non-magical) driving test without having to put a spell on the examiner. Meanwhile, Albus whispers to his father that he is worried about being put in the Slytherin House at school, as it is associated with the dark arts. Harry reassures Albus and the children all leave for Hogwarts on the train. As their parents watch the train depart, Harry reassures his wife, Ginny, that their youngest son will be fine.
On the train, new students Albus and Rose, begin to explore the carriages to find other new students to befriend. Ever practical, Rose tells Albus that they must choose wisely. The first carriage they come to has a nervous, bumbling boy in it called Scorpius. As Albus begins to chat to him, Rose becomes increasingly aloof. She realizes that he is