Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 73-90 of 1,653 items.

Resilience

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

    What Love Is

    A short play about caring for your parents.

    Published in volume Sex & God

      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