Jack Thorne

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Dafne Keen as the headstrong, rebellious, adored Lyra Belacqua

There’s something immediately familiar about Lyra Belacqua, the young hero of Philip Pullman’s trilogy of novels, His Dark Materials (BBC One, Sunday,(...)

The Accident: Eiry Thomas, Sarah Lancashire and Joanna Scanlan in Jack Thorne’s new drama

Halfway through chatting with Jack Thorne in homely lounge in a London hotel, he looks behind me and addresses a passerby. “Hello. I was just talking(...)

Gate’s new season: Colm Tóibín is photographed by Conor Horgan on the Dublin theatre’s stage. Photograph: Ailbhe O’Donnell

Samuel Beckett and A Christmas Carol – both with strong associations with the Gate Theatre over past decades – will return this year, but in new guise(...)

Joe’s unresolved memories bubble to the surface in grainy shots of 1980s Ireland

Chekhov once called for drama to be as naturalistic as possible by drawing one poignant example. “People eat their dinner, just eat their dinner,” he (...)

Helen Behan and Stephen Graham in Shane Meadows’s The Virtues.

Writer and director Shane Meadows is a little too good at his job. Thirteen years since the release of the Bafta-winning film This Is England, the dra(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

Eli and Oscar in ‘Let the Right One In’

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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(...)

Moonfish Theatre’s ‘Star of the Sea’ continues its own voyage, following its 2014 debut at the Galway Arts Festival

Star of the Sea Riverbank Arts Centre. Nov 18, 7.30pm. riverbank.ie; An Grianán, Letterkenny, Nov 21. angrianan.com; Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sl(...)

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