Top Five Random “Cursed Child” Moments

This post contains spoilers from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you do not want to be spoiled, I suggest you stop reading now.

The recent release of the controversial Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is filled with surprising twists and turns, some of which come out of nowhere. Below are my top five random Cursed Child moments.


1. The Trolley Witch



The trolley lady appears in the seven books offering the characters sweets and other delicious treats, but that’s apparently only one side to her.

She [the Trolley Witch] picks up a Pumpkin Pasty. She throws it like a grenade. It explodes” (Cursed Child 97).

The Trolley Witch’s hands transfigure into very sharp spikes. She smiles” (Cursed Child 97).

My initial reaction was confusion followed by disbelief. Maybe this moment looks better on stage, but it was a really odd thing to read.


2. Harry’s fear of pigeons



I’ve never told anyone this, but I don’t much like — (he hesitates before saying it) pigeons” (Cursed Child 522).

Okay then. Another statement that appears out of nowhere and doesn’t match anything we’ve previously learned about Harry.


3. Ron and Padma



In an alternate timeline, Ron and Hermione never get together, and instead, Ron marries Padma.

My wife, Padma. You remember. Talks slightly too close to your face, smells a bit minty. Padma, mother of Panju” (Cursed Child 203).

This at least makes a little more sense than the previous two incidents since they did go to the Yule Ball together. However, Ron and Padma had no connection at all. If Ron were to be with anyone but Hermione, I would have imagined it would be Lavender instead.


4. Albus and Hermione



In one scene, Albus (under the influence of a Polyjuice Potion) distracts his aunt by kissing her.

She [Hermione] tries to get into the room one final time, he [Albus/Ron] blocks her with a kiss. It develops into quite a struggle” (Cursed Child 136).

This awkward and disgusting moment would be funny and cute if it were really Ron. Instead, it turns into an incestuous and creepy scene.


5. Lame Ron



His [Ron’s] hand is empty. It’s a lame trick. Everyone enjoys its lameness” (Cursed Child 15).

Poor Ron. He went from being the comic relief character in the film series to the “lame” dad in the play.


What did you think of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Did you enjoy it? What other moments did you think were random? Let us know in the comments!

Minal Daswani

I entered the wizarding world in 2006, and haven’t left. In my Muggle time, I enjoy reading, bingeing TV shows, baking, and travellng.