Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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When Cows Go Boom

A short play by Stacey Gregg, an oblique parable of love set against the backdrop of a horrific landscape.

Published in volume Irish Shorts

    Love in a Glass Jar

    A short play from an acclaimed Irish playwright, about a sterile liasion in a hotel room that threatens to spill over into real life.

    Published in volume Irish Shorts

      Meeting Miss Ireland

      A short play commissioned and performed as part of The Fairer Sex, a series of play readings at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in June 2009.

      Published in volume Irish Shorts

        Salad Day

        A short play about an elderly couple who, trapped in a nursing home, plot a daring escape into the sunshine.

        Published in volume Irish Shorts

          Nineteen Ninety-Two

          A short play about two brothers biding their time to savour revenge - but how can they be sure they've got the right girl?

          Published in volume Irish Shorts

            Investment Potential

            A short play about a youthful couple who can't seem to pull themselves up the rungs of the property ladder.

            Published in volume Irish Shorts

              Ribbons

              A short play about a parent and child who have been concealing their true identities.

              Published in volume Irish Shorts

                The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution

                A forensic insight into the adjustment of morality for the sake of conscience.

                Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                  Three More Sleepless Nights

                  An explosive short play about human interaction and love-tangled relationships.

                  Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                    Lovesick

                    A therapist practices aversion therapy to rid his patients of sexual/romantic obsessions which interfere with their lives.

                    Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                      Hot Fudge

                      The competitive games of various professionals and their spouses present an amoral world where money is all and lies are the only truth.

                      Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                        Seagulls

                        A woman with an extraordinary gift begins to fear her powers are waning.

                        Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                          The After-Dinner Joke

                          A short play satirising the charity business, written for television. First broadcast on BBC One as part of the BBC's Play for Today series.

                          Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                            Schreber's Nervous Illness

                            A short play based on the memoirs of a judge who spent ten years in asylums as a schizophrenic.

                            Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                              The Judge's Wife

                              A short play about justice and retribution, first seen as a BBC television drama.

                              Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                                Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen

                                A short play set in a dystopian future, where a couple in a tower block hide from the violence and pollution outside.

                                Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                                  Abortive

                                  A couple in bed discuss the effect on them of the woman's recent abortion.

                                  Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                                    Mothers Against

                                    A gripping account of a bitterly fought US governor's election from the Republican perspective. Part of David Edgar's two-play cycle, Continental Divide.

                                    Published in volume Continental Divide: two plays