Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Miseryguts

By Liz Lochhead Original author Molière

A Scots version of Molière's play Le Misanthrope, by 'Scotland's greatest living dramatist' Scotland on Sunday.

Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe

    The Sleeping Beauty

    A variation on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, by the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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    The Night Heron

    A dark, funny, spellbinding play about a group of outcasts and eccentrics gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens.

    Vincent in Brixton

    A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh - a hit in the West End and on Broadway.

    Julie Burchill Is Away

    A one-woman show based on the life and writings of the provocative columnist, writer and broadcaster, Julie Burchill.

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    Mother Teresa is Dead

    A gripping play exploring Western guilt towards the Third World, from an author well-known for her award-winning adaptations for Shared Experience and the National Theatre.

    Iron

    An intense psychological drama set in a women's prison, in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them.

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    Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

    A monologue by a master of the art - 100% pure high octane Bogosian.

    Closing Time

    McCafferty's break-through play, a tender and comic portrait of love, dignity and emotional damage.

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    The Browning Version

    Rattigan's well-loved play about an unpopular schoolmaster who snatches a last shred of dignity from the collapse of his career and his marriage.

    Harlequinade

    A farce about a touring theatre troupe, written to accompany The Browning Version in a double-bill under the joint title, Playbill.

    Published in volume The Browning Version

      Homers

      A tough and funny play about Glaswegian orphans forcibly transplanted to the Islands.

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      Habitat

      Janet and her mother Margaret both live on Mapleview Lanes - the perfect neighbourhood with the perfect neighbours, until Lewis Chance buys a house on their street to open a group home for troubled adolescents.

      Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

      Three astute, savvy early plays from Belfast writer Owen McCafferty.

      Mojo Mickybo

      An unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred in Belfast during the 1970s.

      Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

        The Waiting List

        A blackly comic monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up.

        Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

          I Won't Dance - Don't Ask Me

          An early short monologue play from Northern Irish writer Owen McCafferty.

          Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

            I, Claudia

            A touching and funny play about a girl on the cusp of adolescence.