Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 55-72 of 1,536 items.


Cabron (the Bastard) isn't having a good day. His scams aren't going well. Thank god for the Seven-Eleven and its constant supply of hot-dogs.

Published in volume Mexican Plays

    Little Certainties

    Mario is missing, presumed dead. In the town of Tijuana, his brother and sister make a shocking discovery about Mario and his secrets.

    Published in volume Mexican Plays

      Used Blood Junkyard

      Làzaro, his mates and his porn-star girlfriend are 'art terrorists'... Can anything stop their killing spree?

      Published in volume Mexican Plays

        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 farce about a touring theatre troupe, written to accompany The Browning Version in a double-bill under the joint title, Playbill.

          Published in volume The Browning Version

            St Petersburg

            A haunting, elliptical play by a talented writer from Northern Ireland.

            Published in volume St Petersburg and other plays

              The Guid Sisters

              Germaine Lauzon has won a million Green Shield stamps. She invites her female friends and relations to a party to paste the stamps into the books. The temptation to pilfer the stamps is irresistible and an enormous fight breaks out.

                Your Turn to Clean the Stair

                A comically sinister study of the tensions in an Edinburgh tenement.

                  Stones in His Pockets

                  Hollywood comes to rural Ireland in this hilarious multi-award winner which ran for four years in London's West End.

                    Poor Beast in the Rain

                    A slice of small-town life, set in a betting shop in Wexford. Part of Billy Roche's acclaimed Wexford Trilogy.

                    Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy

                      The Cavalcaders

                      A rousing, comic play set in an old-fashioned cobbler's shop in small-town southern Ireland.

                      Published in volume The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

                        Little Dolls

                        A short play about a woman seeking help from a therapist to overcome a traumatic episode in her past.

                        Published in volume Our New Girl


                          A short play dealing with the controversial topic of female sex tourism.

                          Published in volume trade & generations: two plays


                            A 30-minute drama about three generations of a black South African family who contest their relative culinary skills. But food isn't the only topic and the family numbers are declining...

                            Published in volume trade & generations: two plays

                              Mojo Mickybo

                              An unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred in Belfast during the 1970s.

                              Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

                                The Waiting List

                                A blackly comic monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up.

                                Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

                                  I Won't Dance - Don't Ask Me

                                  An early short monologue play from Northern Irish writer Owen McCafferty.

                                  Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays


                                    By Liz Lochhead Original author Molière

                                    A Scots version of Molière's play Le Misanthrope, by 'Scotland's greatest living dramatist' Scotland on Sunday.

                                    Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe