Plays

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Resilience

Part of The Contingency Plan, Steve Waters' epic portrait of an England of the near future, in the grip of unprecedented and catastrophic floods.

Published in volume The Contingency Plan

    What Love Is

    A short play about caring for your parents.

    Published in volume Sex & God

      Desire Under the Elms

      A story of greed, yearning and murder with incest and infanticide, and edged with echoes of Ancient Greek tragedy within a New England farming family.

        The Great God Brown

        A demonstration of O'Neill's expressionistic experimentation with masks to emphasise the distinction between characters, and the lack of understanding in human relationships.

          When Cows Go Boom

          A short play by Stacey Gregg, an oblique parable of love set against the backdrop of a horrific landscape.

          Published in volume Irish Shorts

            Love in a Glass Jar

            A short play from an acclaimed Irish playwright, about a sterile liasion in a hotel room that threatens to spill over into real life.

            Published in volume Irish Shorts

              Meeting Miss Ireland

              A short play commissioned and performed as part of The Fairer Sex, a series of play readings at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in June 2009.

              Published in volume Irish Shorts

                Salad Day

                A short play about an elderly couple who, trapped in a nursing home, plot a daring escape into the sunshine.

                Published in volume Irish Shorts

                  Nineteen Ninety-Two

                  A short play about two brothers biding their time to savour revenge - but how can they be sure they've got the right girl?

                  Published in volume Irish Shorts

                    Investment Potential

                    A short play about a youthful couple who can't seem to pull themselves up the rungs of the property ladder.

                    Published in volume Irish Shorts

                      Ribbons

                      A short play about a parent and child who have been concealing their true identities.

                      Published in volume Irish Shorts

                        The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution

                        A forensic insight into the adjustment of morality for the sake of conscience.

                        Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                          Three More Sleepless Nights

                          An explosive short play about human interaction and love-tangled relationships.

                          Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                            Lovesick

                            A therapist practices aversion therapy to rid his patients of sexual/romantic obsessions which interfere with their lives.

                            Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                              Hot Fudge

                              The competitive games of various professionals and their spouses present an amoral world where money is all and lies are the only truth.

                              Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                                Seagulls

                                A woman with an extraordinary gift begins to fear her powers are waning.

                                Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                                  The After-Dinner Joke

                                  A short play satirising the charity business, written for television. First broadcast on BBC One as part of the BBC's Play for Today series.

                                  Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

                                    Schreber's Nervous Illness

                                    A short play based on the memoirs of a judge who spent ten years in asylums as a schizophrenic.

                                    Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts