Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Stolen Secrets

From the heart of London's East End, Stolen Secrets are urban fairytales, bold, lyrical and gruesome, that can be performed individually or together for maximum shock value.

The Unravelling

A Fringe First Award-winning fable about the power of mythology to change your life.

Edgar & Annabel

An Orwellian dystopian fable about a group of freedom fighters attempting to stand up to a repressive regime, while being continuously subjected to surveillance.

The Swan

An examination of the ties that hold us together in a fractured society.

Nightwatchman

A British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares for the innings of her life for England against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.

There is a War

A miniature epic that explores the mad savagery of war with biting black comedy, and takes us into the dark heart of a strange and surreal conflict.

Quelques Fleurs

A short play from the leading Scottish poet and playwright.

The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping

A bittersweet comedy about life, love and friendship once school is long gone.

The Dream Collector

An ensemble play for teenage performers created by award-winning playwright Fin Kennedy.

Fast

An ensemble play for teenage performers created by award-winning playwright Fin Kennedy.

The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect is an ensemble play for teenage performers created by award-winning playwright Fin Kennedy.

Banana Boys

A play about the challenges of being on the school football team – and secretly gay.

Holloway Jones

Holloway dreams of being a world-class BMXer, but she is held back by the tough reality of a parent in prison.

Comment is Free

A journalist forms the centre of a devastating media storm in James Fritz's urgent, gripping and innovative play.

Start Swimming

A play about occupation, revolution and what the future holds for today’s youth.

Citysong

The Verity Bargate Award-winning play about three generations of a Dublin family.

Raging: Outrage

The Civil War

A play exploring women's roles in the Irish revolutionary wars, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland.

Raging: Wild Sky

The Rising

A play exploring the extraordinary energy and complexity of events in Ireland in the lead up to the Easter Rising of 1916.