Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Dreams of Violence

A riotous comedy about love, death and responsibility.

Drinks Before Dinner

A theatrical tour-de-force of language and ideas about Eighties' America, by the best-selling author of Billy Bathgate and Ragtime.

Drip

By Tom Wells By (composer) Matthew Robins

A one-man musical comedy about a fifteen-year-old boy who finds himself in deep water when he joins a synchronised swimming team, even though he can't swim.

Drip Feed

An infectious, dark comedy monologue play about the messiness of being young(ish), female and queer.

Drip Feed & The Half Of It: Two Plays

Two rich and startling monologues from award-winning actor and playwright Karen Cogan.

Driving Miss Daisy

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play which became the Oscar-winning film - a delicate depiction of racial tensions and of growing old.

Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?

A man falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for fifty years of love and adventure with Sam.

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The Drunks

A darkly comic and freewheeling epic that gets to the heart of small-town politics and what it means to please all of the people all of the time.

Dry Powder

A razor-sharp comedy about the people who shape – and skew – the economy.

Dublin Carol

A magical, compelling play from the author of The Weir.

Duck

A sparky and moving first play about female friendship, set in contemporary Dublin. 

Duck Duck Goose

A viscerally charged play, full of moral ambiguity and psychological complexity, examining the nature of consent, trust and trial by social media.

Duologue

Terence Rattigan's Duologue is a short monologue play for a female actor in which a woman reminisces movingly about her dead husband.

Published in volume Who is Sylvia? and Duologue

    Dusk Rings A Bell

    A beautifully crafted play from the American playwright, author of Tape and associate writer of The Laramie Project, whose events are echoed in this play.

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    A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural

    The classic Yiddish tale by S. Ansky, adapted by Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America, and Joachim Neugroschel.

    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.

    Earthquakes in London

    An epic rollercoaster of a play travelling from 1968 to 2525 and back again, driven by an all-pervasive fear of the future and a guilty pleasure in the excesses of the present.

    East Coast Chicken Supper

    A scabrously funny look at 'young enterprise' in modern Scotland.

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