Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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We're Gonna Die

A life-affirming, humorous show of songs and monologues drawing on real-life experiences, about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die. Audio CD included.

The Last Wife

A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, the first part of Kate Hennig's Queenmaker Trilogy.

Marie Antoinette & 3C: Two Plays

Two plays from the 'virtuosic' US playwright David Adjmi (New York Times).

Paradise Lost

A wickedly smart and funny feminist retelling of John Milton's epic poem about the first battle between good and evil, by a leading Canadian playwright.

Concord Floral

The Decameron meets I Know What You Did Last Summer in a supernatural thriller of suburban teenagers fleeing a mysterious plague, from an award-winning Canadian playwright.

Mother's Daughter

The stunning third part of Kate Hennig's powerful Queenmaker Trilogy, retelling the stories of three Tudor queens of England, in contemporary settings.

The Virgin Trial

The second part of Kate Hennig's powerful Queenmaker Trilogy, retelling the stories of three Tudor queens of England, in contemporary settings.

Other Side of the Game

A debut play by a Canadian playwright, giving voices to Black women who organise communities, support their incarcerated loved ones, and do battle with institutions. Winner of the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award.

Unholy

A play about the intersetion of faith and misogyny, asking if you can be a feminist as well as a believer.

Selfie

A smart and intense play from an award-winning Canadian playwright, about the complexities of relationships and community, and the nature of consent.

The Children's Republic

A powerful play about Dr Janusz Korczak and his struggle to protect the children at his orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto from the horrors of the Second World War.

Lion in the Streets

The spirit of a girl who was killed in tragic circumstances delves into the secret lives of her neighbours as she searches for her killer.

The Substance of Fire and other plays

This collection contains Jon Robin Baitz's debut play, The Film Society, alongside two more recent works: The End of the Day and the title play, The Substance of Fire.

The Mammary Plays

How I Learned to Drive & The Mineola Twins

Two plays by a leading American dramatist, which together provide mirror-image investigations of coming of age in the sixties.

Out of the Fringe

Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre & Performance

An anthology featuring ten of the most influential and prolific Latino theatre artists of recent years.

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The Mystery of Irma Vep and other plays

Five exotic plays from the famous Ridiculous Theatre of New York.

 

Luna Park: short plays and monologues

A collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, featuring three decades' worth of short plays, one-acts and monologues.

Humpty Dumpty and other plays

Three plays from one of the most singular and exhilarating commentators on American life.