Plays

Showing 91-108 of 1,967 items.

Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen

A short play set in a dystopian future, where a couple in a tower block hide from the violence and pollution outside.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

    Abortive

    A couple in bed discuss the effect on them of the woman's recent abortion.

    Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

      Mothers Against

      A gripping account of a bitterly fought US governor's election from the Republican perspective. Part of David Edgar's two-play cycle, Continental Divide.

      Published in volume Continental Divide: two plays

        Daughters of the Revolution

        A political thriller set in the midst of a bitterly fought US governor's election, from the Democrat perspective. Part of David Edgar's two-play cycle, Continental Divide.

        Published in volume Continental Divide: two plays

          Fair

          A powerful drama about the potent appeal of far right policies to young people in the UK.

          Published in volume Fair & Felt Effects: two plays

            Felt Effects

            A play that unearths the seismic relationship between two half-sisters and their mother when they are forced together in the A&E ward of the local hospital. Joint-winner of the 2004 Verity Bargate Award.

            Published in volume Fair & Felt Effects: two plays

              Tearing the Loom

              A searing portrait of a community divided against itself, set in a weaver's cottage in County Armagh at the time of the 1798 Rebellion.

                In a Little World of Our Own

                A powerful drama about how the conflict in Northern Ireland affects whole families, and of how the violence of the streets is brought into the heart of the home.

                  The Hairy Ape

                  A nightmarish condemnation of the dehumanising effects of industrialisation on the American people.

                    All God's Chillun Got Wings

                    An expressionist play about a violently dysfunctional mixed-race marriage, inspired by an old Negro spiritual.

                      Fifty Words

                      A searingly honest, beautifully observed portrait of marriage.

                      Published in volume Loving Longing Leaving

                        Side Effects

                        Michael Weller's Fifty Words culminated in one desperate phone call. Side Effects is the story of what happened on the other end of the line.

                        Published in volume Loving Longing Leaving

                          Do Not Disturb

                          Two ex-lovers meet up after an 11-year gap for a nerve-jangling reunion.

                          Published in volume Loving Longing Leaving

                            Enter A Gentleman

                            A 15-minute play based on Restoration playwright Aphra Behn's tempestuous love affair with John Hoyle.

                            Published in volume Fishskin Trousers

                              Time Spent on Trains

                              A 15-minute play about childhood, disability and spending time on trains.

                              Published in volume Fishskin Trousers

                                Wolf Hall (stage version)

                                The first part of Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

                                  Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)

                                  The second part of Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

                                    The Bear

                                    A one-act comic play about a reclusive young widow whose life takes a surprisingly romantic turn.

                                    Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts