Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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

    I Just Stopped By To See The Man

    A play about the myth surrounding an old blues singer, from the author of The Libertine.

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    Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays

    Edited by Misha Berson

    A collection of contemporary Asian-American plays.

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    Japes

    A funny and sardonic play about two brothers trapped in a love triangle with the woman they both love.

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    The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

    Two plays from the author of The Wexford Trilogy.

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    Emma (stage version)

    A bold, witty and fresh adaptation of Jane Austen's novel which, while thoroughly modern, retains the spirit and much of the language of the original.

    The Messiah (2001 edition)

    A comic version of the greatest story ever told, from the National Theatre of Brent.

    Amphibians

    A rite-of-passage play in which a twelve-year-old boy spends the night alone on an island.

    Published in volume The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

      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

        Mouth to Mouth

        At a homecoming party for Dennis and Laura's teenage son, the reappearance of an old family friend throws up secrets from the past and paves the way for fresh disaster.

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        In Praise of Love

        An almost unbearably moving story of veiled emotions running deep, based on the true life situation of Rex Harrison's wife, Kay Kendall, and her early death from cancer.

        The Red Letter Plays (US edition)

        Two haunting riffs on Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, by a leading American playwright.

        Made in China

        A blackly comic drama set in a crazed, completely re-imagined Dublin underworld, full of martial arts, rogue cops and savage low-lifes. From the award-winning writer of Howie the Rookie.

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        Among Unbroken Hearts

        A drug-taking hard man from the city returns home to the Highlands to try to recapture the innocence of his youth.

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        The Mystery of Irma Vep and other plays

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

         

        2.5 Minute Ride & 101 Humiliating Stories

        Two solo pieces by the award-winning American performer, and founder member of the Five Lesbian Brothers troupe.

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        In The Heart of America and other plays

        A five-play collection of work by an American playwright whose work has mainly premiered in Britain.

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        bedbound & misterman: two plays

        Two early plays from the acclaimed Irish writer Enda Walsh.