Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Sunrise

An honest, tender-hearted and uproariously funny story from actress, comedian, writer and doodler Jessie Cave – with colour illustrations throughout.

The Nightingales

A funny, touching and thought-provoking comedy drama about the members of a village choir.

Asking for It (stage version)

A powerful adaptation of Louise O'Neill's devastating novel about the experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by a horrific act of violence.

100 Plays for the First Hundred Days

A unique and personal response to the extraordinary events of the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald J. Trump - a play diary for each day of the presidency, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

The Band's Visit

The Tony Award-winning musical about an Egyptian band that gets stranded in a small Israeli desert town.

The Detroit Project

Three provocative dramas, Paradise Blue, Detroit ’67 and Skeleton Crew, making up a play cycle examining the sociopolitical history of Detroit.

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

An elderly woman and her siblings become J.M. Barrie's classic characters in Sarah Ruhl's play about a family grieving over the death of their patriarch.

Let Me Down Easy

A solo show exploring experiences of death and dying through verbatim testimony.

The Funeral Director

An incisive and heartfelt play about sexuality, gender and religion in twenty-first-century Britain. Winner of the 2018 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Dealing with Clair

A satire on yuppie moral and emotional bankruptcy and a bleak, black comedy thriller.

The Hoes

A riotous celebration of sisterhood, showing that while life may throw up unexpected turbulence, friendships will last the course.

Victoria's Knickers

An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.

Close Quarters

A taut, funny and powerful drama about the first generation of female soldiers to serve in the British infantry in close combat.

ear for eye

Snapshots of lives, snapshots of experiences of protest; violence vs non-violence, direct action vs demonstrations, ear for eye follows characters navigating their way through society today.

debbie tucker green plays: one

A collection of six plays by one of the most distinctive playwrights working today.

Trying It On

An autobiographical monologue, written to be performed by its author David Edgar, in which Edgar at seventy confronts the ideals of his twenty-something self.

Crossings

A play with live music, waltzing and unexpected connections, exploring how we return, resettle and adapt.

Rathmines Road

Fraught, funny, and ferocious, a play that challenges the cultural response to accusations of sexual assault.