Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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St Petersburg and other plays

Three haunting, elliptical plays by a talented writer from Northern Ireland.

I Caught Crabs in Walberswick

A fast-moving, exhilarating play about teenage hopes, dreams and frustrations in a rural part of England.

Death of Long Pig

Two great artists - Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Gauguin - confront their own mortality in the strange and supernatural Polynesian islands they made their home.

Dreams of Violence

A riotous comedy about love, death and responsibility.

Burnt by the Sun

A rich evocation of a world poised on the brink of Stalin's Great Terror, based on the 1994 Oscar-winning film written by Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov.

The Grain Store

A play about a small rural community that dares to stand up to Stalin as he launches the first of his Five-Year Plans.

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Grasses of a Thousand Colours

A semi-mythological examination of nature, animals, men, and women. Strange dinners, strange parties - sources of death and life.

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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.

Cling To Me Like Ivy

A sassy, offbeat comedy-drama about rebelling against your roots.

Mrs Klein

A play about the controversial psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, a haunting and poignant study of mother-daughter relationships.

Salt

A modern morality tale about the corrosive effect of money, joint winner of the 2008 Bruntwood Playwriting Competition.

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A Tender Thing

Another Romeo and another Juliet in a strikingly different love story.

Love the Sinner

A tense and provocative play offering a remarkably fresh and painful take on our perpetual guilt in the face of poverty and brutality in the developing world.

Arthur & George (stage version)

The gripping story of the sensational, real-life case in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle found himself playing detective.

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Pieces

A modern fable of an idyllic childhood shattered by grief, and the confused, desperate and dangerous attempts we make to learn how to live again.

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La Bête

An exuberant, wildly distinctive comedy that encompasses timeless concerns about life and art.

Penelope

A savage, tragicomic take on the classic Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus.

Red Bud

A play exploring the creeping onset of middle age in a group of people increasingly disillusioned by the American Dream.

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