Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Midden

A sharp, funny, moving story of five women across three generations, and a prodigal daughter's return.

Resident Alien: Quentin Crisp explains it all

The acclaimed one-man show based on the life and writings of Quentin Crisp.

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misterman (2001 edition)

A strange and haunting monologue from the acclaimed Irish playwright.

    Dinner With Friends

    A rueful comedy of love, friendship and haute cuisine.

    Four Nights in Knaresborough

    A fast and bloody black comedy that sheds light on four of the most ignored figures in English history – the knights who actually had to kill Thomas Becket.

    As the Beast Sleeps

    The explosive contradictions of life in Northern Ireland ignite this drama of suspense and violence.

    The Weir

    The spellbinding, beautifully observed hit from the master of suspenseful realism.

    The Ballad of Crazy Paola

    A poignant two-hander about memory, truth and love.

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    On Such As We

    A heart-warming play set in a small town in southern Ireland - from the award-winning writer of The Wexford Trilogy.

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    The Wonder of Sex

    A delightfully wacky comedy about the facts of life, from the fictional 'National Theatre of Brent'.

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    Push Up

    A savage satire on the rapacious nature of office lives and lusts - the British debut from a writer whose work has been seen in prestigious theatres all over Germany.

    Hand in Hand

    A fierce and funny play from the author of Not a Game for Boys.

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    Life After George

    A moving and perceptive play that looks at social change across three decades, from the student barricades of the late 1960s to the new millennium.

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    The Prisoner's Dilemma

    An urgently topical account of a bloody conflict on Europe's Eastern borders. The third in David Edgar's post-Cold War trilogy.

    The True Life Fiction of Mata Hari

    A play about the notorious World War One femme fatale known as Mata Hari.

    Plasticine

    An extraordinary and disturbing play about post-Communist Russia by a young Siberian-born writer.

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    Miseryguts & Tartuffe

    Two plays by Molière

    Two plays from Molière, by 'Scotland's greatest living dramatist' (Scotland on Sunday).

    Tartuffe

    By Molière Adapted by Liz Lochhead

    A rollicking Scots version of Molière's classic of political satire and black comedy.

    Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe