Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 55-72 of 1,656 items.

St Petersburg

A haunting, elliptical play by a talented writer from Northern Ireland.

Published in volume St Petersburg and other plays

    The Guid Sisters

    Germaine Lauzon has won a million Green Shield stamps. She invites her female friends and relations to a party to paste the stamps into the books. The temptation to pilfer the stamps is irresistible and an enormous fight breaks out.

      Your Turn to Clean the Stair

      A comically sinister study of the tensions in an Edinburgh tenement.

        Stones in His Pockets

        Hollywood comes to rural Ireland in this hilarious multi-award winner which ran for four years in London's West End.

          Poor Beast in the Rain

          A slice of small-town life, set in a betting shop in Wexford. Part of Billy Roche's acclaimed Wexford Trilogy.

          Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy

            The Cavalcaders

            A rousing, comic play set in an old-fashioned cobbler's shop in small-town southern Ireland.

            Published in volume The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

              Little Dolls

              A short play about a woman seeking help from a therapist to overcome a traumatic episode in her past.

              Published in volume Our New Girl

                trade

                A short play dealing with the controversial topic of female sex tourism.

                Published in volume trade & generations: two plays

                  generations

                  A 30-minute drama about three generations of a black South African family who contest their relative culinary skills. But food isn't the only topic and the family numbers are declining...

                  Published in volume trade & generations: two plays

                    Mojo Mickybo

                    An unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred in Belfast during the 1970s.

                    Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

                      The Waiting List

                      A blackly comic monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up.

                      Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

                        I Won't Dance - Don't Ask Me

                        An early short monologue play from Northern Irish writer Owen McCafferty.

                        Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

                          Miseryguts

                          By Liz Lochhead Original author Molière

                          A Scots version of Molière's play Le Misanthrope, by 'Scotland's greatest living dramatist' Scotland on Sunday.

                          Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe

                            A Bed of Roses

                            An acerbic and funny play about middle-class hypocrisy and universal apathy.

                              The Lament for Arthur Cleary

                              Bestselling novelist Dermot Bolger transposes an old story of love and death to modern-day Dublin.

                              Published in volume The Crack in the Emerald

                                Almost Nothing

                                By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

                                An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

                                Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

                                  At the Table

                                  By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

                                  An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

                                  Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

                                    On the Beach

                                    Part of The Contingency Plan, Steve Waters' epic portrait of an England of the near future, in the grip of unprecedented and catastrophic floods.

                                    Published in volume The Contingency Plan