Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Run Sister Run

A witty and heartfelt play about two sisters, exploring family, class and dependence.

seeds

A play about two mothers united in sorrow, sharing the hardship of protecting their sons – one in life, and one in death.

Antlia Pneumatica

A haunting tale of loss and friendship, blurring the lines between the real and surreal, from the author of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

A deliciously adventurous play that confronts the question of whether monogamy is enough to ensure a happy marriage.

Plays for the Public

A volume of plays by the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater.

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.

Meat

A play about class, consent and transgressions buried in the past, set over the course of one winesoaked evening in a Dublin restaurant.

The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call

Dürrenmatt's visionary revenge play, one of the great achievements of modern German-language theatre, transported to mid-twentieth-century America by the acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner.

Something Awful

A thrilling play inspired by the true-crime story of the Slenderman.

Second Home

A play exploring the experiences of growing up mixed-race in twenty-first century Ireland.

Madame Ovary

The heartbreaking and hilarious true story of the author's own experience of ovarian cancer.

Take Care

An astonishing, tragic and uplifting verbatim play about the care system in the UK today.

Heroes

A poignant exploration of fallen idols, family secrets and the human price of forgiveness.

Wuthering Heights (Brontë/Sheridan stage version)

A ferocious, wild and utterly exhilarating adaptation of Emily Brontë's indelible masterpiece.