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Antigone

Written by

Owen McCafferty

and

Sophocles

From an original work by

Sophocles

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty , Sophocles ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Sophocles

Nick Hern Books, 2008

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (3), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Owen McCafferty's version of Sophocles’ Antigone is a muscular take on the ancient Greek tragedy that offers a reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. It was first performed by Prime Cut Productions at the Waterfront...

Closing Time

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Owen McCafferty's Closing Time is a tender portrait of love, dignity and emotional damage set in a Belfast pub. It was first performed at the National Theatre, London, on 9 September 2002. Performances took place in the Lyttelton Loft...

Everything Between Us  

Written by

David Ireland

~playauthor~Written by~ David Ireland

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...A searing and darkly funny two-hander for women which looks at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Northern Ireland, written by the playwright of Cyprus Avenue, David Ireland. It is day one of the newly formed...

Cold Comfort

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2004

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Owen McCafferty’s short play Cold Comfort is a monologue about a man returning to his native Belfast for his father's funeral. It was first performed by Prime Cut Productions Theatre Company at the Old Museum Arts Centre in Belfast in May...

Ulster American

Written by

David Ireland

~playauthor~Written by~ David Ireland

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Would you mind if I asked you a troubling question? Jay is the Oscar-winning actor taking the lead in a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh is the ambitious director who will do...

Fire Below  

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Faber and Faber, 2017

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Twenty years on from the Belfast Peace Agreement, Tom and Maggie are enjoying a glass of wine or two on Gerry and Rosemary’s deck, waiting for the Eleventh Night bonfire to be lit in the estate below. But there is tension in the air...

The Absence of Women  

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...- he hadn't forgotten i was there - he just didn't care whether i was there or not - it would've been better him forgetting rather than not caring at all Gerry and Iggy face the ends of their lives...

Clowns: a Sequel to Joyriders

Written by

Christina Reid

~playauthor~Written by~ Christina Reid

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (7), Female (4), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Clowns is the sequel to Joyriders, reuniting its characters on the eve of the first IRA ceasefire, eight years after Maureen’s death. The Youth Training Scheme centre has become the Lagan Mill Shopping Centre, and Arthur...

Three Sisters

Written by

Anton Chekhov

and

Lucy Caldwell

Translated by

Lucy Caldwell

~playauthor~Written by~ Anton Chekhov , Lucy Caldwell ~playauthor~Translated by~ Lucy Caldwell

Faber and Faber, 2016

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (12), Female (4), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Three sisters, Orla, Marianne and Erin, dream of escaping their tedious suburban lives for a fresh start in America. It is Erin’s eighteenth birthday and, as the sun shines and guests assemble, everything for a fleeting moment feels...

Did You Hear the One About the Irishman...?

Written by

Christina Reid

~playauthor~Written by~ Christina Reid

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Did You Hear the One About the Irishman . . . ? is a painful love story divided by sectarianism, and punctuated by the tasteless racist jokes of an anti-Irish comedian. Allison’s family don’t want her to marry Brian...