Irish playwrights Emmet Kirwan, Marina Carr, Enda Walsh and Stacey Gregg promote  Theatre For One, which is running as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It’s dim, dressingroom lights surround the frame, and the aesthetic is theatrical red velvet. I’m alone in the single seat, hands on armrests. A scree(...)

Katie Honan  as Eli and Craig Connolly as Oskar in ‘Let the Right One In’ at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

At one grimly appropriate moment during John Tiffany’s conversation, the lights suddenly go out and we are plunged into darkness. “I’ve heard about t(...)

Craig Connolly (Oskar) and Katie Honan (Eli) in Let the Right One In at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh.

Let The Right One In Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★ “Be safe, kid,” the young Oskar (Craig Connolly) is cautioned before heading out, alone, into the dark(...)

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is a follow-up to  JK Rowling’s  novels, and follows the boy wizard’s life 19 years after the events of the final book in the sequence, The Deathly Hallows. Photograph:  Manuel Harlan/PA Wire

“Keep the secrets” is the injunction on badges handed out as we leave the theatre. It’s a motto that makes life hard for us hacks, but I am happy to d(...)