Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Daughterhood

A beautiful, ferocious play about the bonds that tie us, and how we sometimes need to break them.

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

A madcap adventure story for young people (and older detectives) to watch, read and perform.

the end of history...

A play about families, parenting, and gigantic clashes of values.

Dark Sublime

A play about joy and heartbreak, quarries and transmat beams – a love-letter to British sci-fi television.

Rust

An ultra-contemporary, sexy and funny play that pushes the boundaries of trust, love and lust to the limit.

Whisky Galore (stage version)

A stage adaptation of Compton Mackenzie's comedy classic, combining rollicking physical theatre, panto and farce, with an array of hilarious characters for any female-led theatre company.

The Gabriels

Election Year in the Life of One Family

A trilogy of plays following an American family through the momentous and divisive 2016 presidential election year.

Citysong

The Verity Bargate Award-winning play about three generations of a Dublin family.

Boys and Girls

A play in verse following four young people across one night in Dublin.

Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane

A play about losing someone close to you, about the human need to remember and connect.

The Changing Room

A play about being a teenager, written specifically for young people, part of the 2018 National Theatre Connections Festival.

Citysong and other plays

The Verity Bargate Award-winning play about three generations of a Dublin family, plus two other plays: Boys and Girls and Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane.

The Starry Messenger

A bittersweet exploration of love, hope and the mysteries of the cosmos.

ANNA

A radical play set in East Berlin in 1968, unfolding with all the tension of a spy thriller and the inexorable revelations of an Ibsen drama.

Lose Yourself

A fast and wild ride into the darker side of our celebrity obsessed culture.

1972: The Future of Sex

A devised play about three couples having sex for the first time – and a country on the brink of a sexual awakening.

Jude

A modern-day tale of unexpected genius and of our struggle to accommodate extraordinary talent, loosely inspired by Thomas Hardy's novel Jude the Obscure.

The Three Musketeers (stage version)

A riotously comic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, originally performed by physical-comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete.