Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 37-54 of 1,654 items.

The Custom of the Country

Fletcher and Massinger's bawdy Jacobean drama is transposed to 1890s Johannesburg.

Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

    The Desert Air

    A wartime comedy set in Cairo.

    Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

      A Night in November

      The multi-award-winning playwright explores the subjects of football and sectarianism, set during the 1994 World Cup.

        misterman (2001 edition)

        A strange and haunting monologue from the acclaimed Irish playwright.

          Tartuffe

          By Molière Adapted by Liz Lochhead

          A rollicking Scots version of Molière's classic of political satire and black comedy.

          Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe

            Mongoose

            A strange and beguiling monologue about a loner obsessed with a malign companion called Mongoose.

            Published in volume Singular Male Voices

              Cold Comfort

              A powerful monologue about an Irish labourer living in London who returns home to Belfast to have a last, drunken 'conversation' with his recently dead father.

              Published in volume Singular Male Voices

                Brazil

                A blistering monologue set in Scotland in the near future, when Europe is at war with America, and Scotland suffers collateral damage in the clash of civilisations.

                Published in volume Singular Male Voices

                  Jordan

                  A short play that tells the true story of Shirley Jones, who kills her baby boy, Jordan, rather than have him taken away by his abusive father.

                  Published in volume Singular Female Voices

                    The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret

                    The alternating stories of two women (played by the same actress), both of whom 'lose' their sons - one murdered, the other a runaway.

                    Published in volume Singular Female Voices

                      Unsuspecting Susan

                      A monologue play about a middle-aged woman whose adult son has converted to Islam.

                      Published in volume Singular Female Voices

                        On Insomnia and Midnight

                        By Edgar Chías Translated by David Johnston

                        In a mountain hotel an ailing guest and nervous chambermaid strike up an uneasy friendship.

                        Published in volume Mexican Plays

                          The Sánchez Huerta Girl Killed Herself

                          By Claudia Ríos Translated by Roxana Silbert

                          After a young girl's suicide, her parents meet for the first time in years at the school where she died.

                          Published in volume Mexican Plays

                            Seven-Eleven

                            Cabron (the Bastard) isn't having a good day. His scams aren't going well. Thank god for the Seven-Eleven and its constant supply of hot-dogs.

                            Published in volume Mexican Plays

                              Little Certainties

                              Mario is missing, presumed dead. In the town of Tijuana, his brother and sister make a shocking discovery about Mario and his secrets.

                              Published in volume Mexican Plays

                                Used Blood Junkyard

                                Làzaro, his mates and his porn-star girlfriend are 'art terrorists'... Can anything stop their killing spree?

                                Published in volume Mexican Plays

                                  Disco Pigs

                                  Enda Walsh's breakthrough play, a fast and formally inventive portrait of two teenage Irish misfits

                                  Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

                                    Harlequinade

                                    A farce about a touring theatre troupe, written to accompany The Browning Version in a double-bill under the joint title, Playbill.

                                    Published in volume The Browning Version