Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 73-90 of 1,521 items.

A Bed of Roses

An acerbic and funny play about middle-class hypocrisy and universal apathy.

    The Lament for Arthur Cleary

    Bestselling novelist Dermot Bolger transposes an old story of love and death to modern-day Dublin.

    Published in volume The Crack in the Emerald

      Almost Nothing

      By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

      An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

      Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

        At the Table

        By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

        An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

        Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

          On the Beach

          Part of The Contingency Plan, Steve Waters' epic portrait of an England of the near future, in the grip of unprecedented and catastrophic floods.

          Published in volume The Contingency Plan

            Resilience

            Part of The Contingency Plan, Steve Waters' epic portrait of an England of the near future, in the grip of unprecedented and catastrophic floods.

            Published in volume The Contingency Plan

              What Love Is

              A short play by Linda McLean.

              Published in volume Sex & God

                When Cows Go Boom

                A short play by Stacey Gregg.

                Published in volume Irish Shorts

                  Love in a Glass Jar

                  A short play from an acclaimed Irish playwright, about a sterile liasion in a hotel room that threatens to spill over into real life.

                  Published in volume Irish Shorts

                    Meeting Miss Ireland

                    A short play commissioned and performed as part of The Fairer Sex, a series of play readings at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in June 2009.

                    Published in volume Irish Shorts

                      Salad Day

                      A short play about an elderly couple who, trapped in a nursing home, plot a daring escape into the sunshine.

                      Published in volume Irish Shorts

                        Nineteen Ninety-Two

                        A short play about two brothers biding their time to savour revenge - but how can they be sure they've got the right girl?

                        Published in volume Irish Shorts

                          Investment Potential

                          A short play about a youthful couple who can't seem to pull themselves up the rungs of the property ladder.

                          Published in volume Irish Shorts

                            Ribbons

                            A parent and child have been concealing their true identities - and find it hard to cope when everything starts to unravel.

                            Published in volume Irish Shorts

                              The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution

                              A forensic insight into the adjustment of morality for the sake of conscience.

                              Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                                Three More Sleepless Nights

                                An explosive short play about human interaction and love-tangled relationships.

                                Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                                  Lovesick

                                  A therapist practices aversion therapy to rid his patients of sexual/romantic obsessions which interfere with their lives.

                                  Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                                    Hot Fudge

                                    The competitive games of various professionals and their spouses present an amoral world where money is all and lies are the only truth.

                                    Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts