Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Maggie May

An extraordinary drama about an ordinary family who must balance the challenges of daily life whilst living with dementia.

Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

Three extraordinary plays by one of the most audacious and talented playwrights of our times: Jerusalem, The River and The Ferryman. Plus his short film The Clear Road Ahead, and a conversation with playwright Simon Stephens.

Daughter

A darkly satirical monologue about fatherhood, love and toxic masculinity.

The Clear Road Ahead

An epic short about rebirth, from the author of Jerusalem and The Ferryman.

Published in volume Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

    Run Sister Run

    A witty and heartfelt play about two sisters, exploring family, class and dependence.

    seeds

    A play about two mothers united in sorrow, sharing the hardship of protecting their sons – one in life, and one in death.

    Antlia Pneumatica

    A haunting tale of loss and friendship, blurring the lines between the real and surreal, from the author of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.

    How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

    A deliciously adventurous play that confronts the question of whether monogamy is enough to ensure a happy marriage.

    Plays for the Public

    A volume of plays by the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater.

    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.