Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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A Fair Country

A play in the tradition of Arthur Miller: an impassioned exploration of the impact of politics on an American family.

Getting Away With Murder

A compellingly original comedy thriller, and Sondheim's first ever non-musical play.

Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this is the third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays,

A Mouthful of Birds

A collaborative piece written with David Lan, combining words and dance. Inspired by Euripides' Bacchae, the play explores modern experiences of 'possession, violence and other states where people feel beside themselves'.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

    Anna Weiss

    An explosive, gripping and disturbing play about the phenomenon of False Memory Syndrome.

    Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

    The award-winning play about two warped teenagers that confirmed Enda Walsh's place in the forefront of young Irish dramatists - plus his short play, Sucking Dublin.

    Sucking Dublin

    A fierce and uncompromising short play about a group of five individuals tormented by a rape in a claustrophobic, drug-infested Dublin.

    Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

      Disco Pigs

      Enda Walsh's breakthrough play, a fast and formally inventive portrait of two teenage Irish misfits

      Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin


        A bold exploration of colonisation and objectification, based on the true story of the 'Hottentot Venus'.

        Marisol and other plays

        A collection of plays by the influential Puerto Rican playwright, bearing his hallmark traits of magic realism and expressionism.

        Possible Worlds

        Two lovers experience a baffling series of relationships together, each one just slightly and tantalizingly different.

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        The Mammary Plays

        How I Learned to Drive & The Mineola Twins

        Two plays by a leading American dramatist, which together provide mirror-image investigations of coming of age in the sixties.

        The Mineola Twins

        An outrageously satirical play examining women's experience and the women's movement over more than three decades in post-World War II America.

        Published in volume The Mammary Plays

          The Day I Stood Still

          A poignantly funny drama from the author of My Night With Reg, about the heartbreak of unrequited love and the power of memories.

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          Tearing the Loom & In a Little World of Our Own

          Two plays from playwright Gary Mitchell, known for his powerful explorations of the conflicts troubling Northern Ireland.

          Tearing the Loom

          A searing portrait of a community divided against itself, set in a weaver's cottage in County Armagh at the time of the 1798 Rebellion.

            In a Little World of Our Own

            A powerful drama about how the conflict in Northern Ireland affects whole families, and of how the violence of the streets is brought into the heart of the home.

              Jane Eyre (Shared Experience stage version)

              A bold and theatrically inventive adaptation of the literary classic that puts the interior life of the novel on stage.