Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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That Almost Unnameable Lust

A short play about a writer holding workshops with older women in a prison.

This Lime Tree Bower

A poignant and gripping tale told through three interlinking monologues from the multi-award-winning author of The Weir.

St Nicholas

An eccentric, teasing yarn from the multi-award-winning author of The Weir.

Rum and Vodka

A short monologue play from the multi-award-winning author of The Weir.

The Good Thief

A monologue play about a petty criminal who is punished by his conscience when he becomes involved in a bungled kidnap.

Saying Yes

A short play by a leading Argentine playwright, telling the shocking story of an everyday trip to the hairdressers.

Night of the Assassins

Three siblings plot to kill their parents in this controversial masterpiece from a major Cuban poet and playwright.

Brothers of Thunder

A play about forgiveness, reconciliation and the role of the church in the modern world.

Lazybed

A play about a man who cannot, or will not, get out of bed one morning for 'metaphysical reasons'.

One Way Street

A one-man show set in eastern Berlin in 1995, in which Flannery tells us his life story in the form of a guide to the city.

One Good Beating

A blackly comic short play about a grown-up brother and sister who exact revenge on their violent father.

Come On Over

A Jesuit priest, sent to investigate a 'miracle' in his home town, re-encounters the woman who loved him thirty years before.

Stacy

A darkly confessional monologue for one male performer and a slide projector.

The Aspidistra Code

A sinister but comic drama of honour and violence, from the award-winning author of Howie the Rookie.

The Play About Calais

A short play based on the author's own visit to the 'Jungle' refugee camp in Calais and the people he met along the way.

Tumulus

A chilling, queer play-noir set amongst the shadowy hills of Hampstead Heath.

Glitter Punch

A gritty, coming-of-age drama about first love.

Burkas and Bacon Butties

A heart-warming, clash-of-cultures comedy set in a Wigan taxi.