Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Citysong

The Verity Bargate Award-winning play about three generations of a Dublin family.

Raging: Outrage

The Civil War

A play exploring women's roles in the Irish revolutionary wars, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland.

Raging: Wild Sky

The Rising

A play exploring the extraordinary energy and complexity of events in Ireland in the lead up to the Easter Rising of 1916.

Raging: Embargo

The War of Independence

A poetic, bloody and heroic tale of industrial action and civic resistance, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland.

Tuesdays at Tesco's

A touching one-person play about a person's true identity, the first English-language adaptation of Emmanuel Darley's hit play, Le Mardi à Monoprix.

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Plasticine

An extraordinary and disturbing play about post-Communist Russia by a young Siberian-born writer.

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Closing Time

McCafferty's break-through play, a tender and comic portrait of love, dignity and emotional damage.

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Tape

An unsettling and unpredictable drama about the love-hate chemistry that endures between friends.

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Flush

A brash and sexy short play about death, deceit and poker.

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The Small Things

A fierce and devastating fable about enforced silence.

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The Jungle Book (Birmingham Stage Company version)

Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tales, in an acclaimed stage adaptation by Stuart Paterson.

King of the Fields

A play set in Ayrshire after the First World War, with touches of Ibsen - from the acclaimed Scottish playwright.

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The Ballad of Crazy Paola

A poignant two-hander about memory, truth and love.

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Julie Burchill Is Away

A one-woman show based on the life and writings of the provocative columnist, writer and broadcaster, Julie Burchill.

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Forty Winks

A heart-wrenching drama of anguish and missed opportunities.

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Angels

A suspicious death at the workplace and loner security guard Nick Prentice is hauled in for interrogation. An uproarious underworld whodunit, Ronan O’Donnell’s single-hander reworks the hardboiled crime thriller for our times.

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Battlefield

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata, thirty years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm.

The Prisoner

A provocative study of what it means to be free, by the internationally acclaimed theatre director and his long-time collaborator.