Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The War of Independence

A poetic, bloody and heroic tale of industrial action and civic resistance, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland.

Tuesdays at Tesco's

A touching one-person play about a person's true identity, the first English-language adaptation of Emmanuel Darley's hit play, Le Mardi à Monoprix.

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Plasticine

An extraordinary and disturbing play about post-Communist Russia by a young Siberian-born writer.

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Closing Time

McCafferty's break-through play, a tender and comic portrait of love, dignity and emotional damage.

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Tape

An unsettling and unpredictable drama about the love-hate chemistry that endures between friends.

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Flush

A brash and sexy short play about death, deceit and poker.

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The Small Things

A fierce and devastating fable about enforced silence.

The Jungle Book (Birmingham Stage Company version)

Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tales, in an acclaimed stage adaptation by Stuart Paterson.

King of the Fields

A play set in Ayrshire after the First World War, with touches of Ibsen - from the acclaimed Scottish playwright.

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The Ballad of Crazy Paola

A poignant two-hander about memory, truth and love.

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Julie Burchill Is Away

A one-woman show based on the life and writings of the provocative columnist, writer and broadcaster, Julie Burchill.

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Forty Winks

A heart-wrenching drama of anguish and missed opportunities.

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Angels

A suspicious death at the workplace and loner security guard Nick Prentice is hauled in for interrogation. An uproarious underworld whodunit, Ronan O’Donnell’s single-hander reworks the hardboiled crime thriller for our times.

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Battlefield

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata, thirty years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm.

The Prisoner

A provocative study of what it means to be free, by the internationally acclaimed theatre director and his long-time collaborator.

The Ginger Ale Boy

Walsh's very first, previously unpublished play, is a Cork cabaret about a ventriloquist who loses control.

Chatroom

A chilling, blackly comic tale of manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity.

 

Crestfall

A play about love in a dog-eat-dog world, told in Mark O’Rowe’s unique rhythmic style.