Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Concord Floral

The Decameron meets I Know What You Did Last Summer in a supernatural thriller of suburban teenagers fleeing a mysterious plague, from an award-winning Canadian playwright.

Mother's Daughter

The stunning third part of Kate Hennig's powerful Queenmaker Trilogy, retelling the stories of three Tudor queens of England, in contemporary settings.

The Virgin Trial

The second part of Kate Hennig's powerful Queenmaker Trilogy, retelling the stories of three Tudor queens of England, in contemporary settings.

Other Side of the Game

A debut play by a Canadian playwright, giving voices to Black women who organise communities, support their incarcerated loved ones, and do battle with institutions. Winner of the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award.

Unholy

A play about the intersetion of faith and misogyny, asking if you can be a feminist as well as a believer.

Meat

A play about class, consent and transgressions buried in the past, set over the course of one winesoaked evening in a Dublin restaurant.

The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call

Dürrenmatt's visionary revenge play, one of the great achievements of modern German-language theatre, transported to mid-twentieth-century America by the acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner.

Something Awful

A thrilling play inspired by the true-crime story of the Slenderman.

Second Home

A play exploring the experiences of growing up mixed-race in twenty-first century Ireland.

Madame Ovary

The heartbreaking and hilarious true story of the author's own experience of ovarian cancer.

Take Care

An astonishing, tragic and uplifting verbatim play about the care system in the UK today.

Heroes

A poignant exploration of fallen idols, family secrets and the human price of forgiveness.

Wuthering Heights (Brontë/Sheridan stage version)

A ferocious, wild and utterly exhilarating adaptation of Emily Brontë's indelible masterpiece.

The Incident Room

A play about the manhunt for the Yorkshire Ripper, going behind the scenes to investigate the case that nearly broke the British police force.

The Last Quiz Night on Earth

An innovative, apocalyptic comedy-drama featuring a fully interactive pub quiz.

Nora : A Doll's House

By Stef Smith Original author Henrik Ibsen

A bold new version of Ibsen's brutal portrayal of womanhood.

Faustus: That Damned Woman

A radical reimagining of the classic cautionary tale, transforming the iconic character of Faustus into a woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice and sells her soul to wrestle control of her own destiny.

I Think We Are Alone

A delicate and uplifting play about fragility, resilience and our need for love and forgiveness.