DLI Library of Plays

The DLI Library has an extensive collection of classic and contemporary full length and one act plays. We have long out-of-print nineteenth and early twentieth century Irish writers on the shelves, as well as theatrical biographies and stagecraft studies. Please consider donating your plays or theatre related books to the DLI library.

DLI Play Catalogue

Name of Play Author Length Genre Cast No. Female Cast Male Cast
Look Behind You Wain Danial Full length Comedy 11+ 6 5
Bad Sunday - Freshly Brewed 12 Short Plays Wale Mark One Act Comedy Various
The Roof Walker Maurice One Act Drama 5 5
Alarm Among The Clerks Wall Mervyn Full length Drama 12 2 10
The Calendar Wallace Edgar Full length Comedy 15 3 12
The Case Of The Frightened Lady Wallace Edgar Full length Drama 13 2 11
The Forest of Happy Dreams - Short Modern Plays selected by S.R. Littlewood Wallace Edgard One Act Drama Various
First Person Singular Wallace Lewis Grant Full length Drama 9 5 4
Tomorrow Will Be Sunday - Voices From The Landwash 11 Newfoundland Playwrights Walsh Des Full length Drama Various
Bedbound & Misterman Walsh Enda One Act Drama Various
Chatroom Walsh Enda One Act Drama 6 3 3
Coffee with God Walsh Enda One Act Drama 2 1 1
Misterman Walsh Enda One Act Drama 10 5 5
The Ginger Ale Boy: Plays One Walsh Enda One Act Drama
The New Electric Ballroom Walsh Enda One Act Drama 6 2 3
The Walworth Farce Walsh Enda Full length Drama 4 1 3
The Big-Hearted Man Walsh Kevin Full length Comedy 8 3 5
No Home To-Morrow Walsh Patrick Full length Drama 8 3 5
In The Talking Dark - Six Plays by Irish Women Walshe Dolores Full length Drama Various
Sour Grapes and Ashes Warburton N.J. One Act Drama 5 2 3
Dicken's Children Warburton Nick One Act Drama 7 3 4
Distracted Globe Warburton Nick One Act Drama 6 4 2
For Starters Warburton Nick One Act Drama 2 1 1
Nine One Act Plays Warburton Nick One Act Drama 12 12
Office Song Warburton Nick One Act Comedy 3 2 1
Purvis Warburton Nick One Act Drama 2 1 1
The Droitwich Discovery Warburton Nick One Act Comedy 6 4 2
The Last Bread Pudding Warburton Nick One Act Comedy Various
Apart from George - Plays One Ward Nick Full length Drama Various
The Present - Plays One Ward Nick Full length Drama Various
The Strangeness of Others - Plays One Ward Nick Full length Drama Various
Trouble Sleeping - Plays One Ward Nick Full length Drama Various
Strikers Ware Joan One Act Comedy 12 12
Dear Madam Warner Hooke Nina Full length Comedy 8 8
Festival Nightmare Warner Hooke Nina One Act Drama 8 4 4
The Picnic on the Hill Warner Hooke Nina One Act Drama 6 3 3
Ginger Anne - New American Plays edited by Robert W Corrigan Washburn Deric One Act Drama Various
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Wasserman Dale Full length Drama 17+ 4 13
The Sisters Rosensweig Wasserstein Wendy Full length Drama 8 4 4
The Café Watchurst Neville One Act Comedy 4 2 2
Strictlr for the Birds Waterhouse Johm, Patricia Leach One Act Comedy 11+ 10 1
Fit To Drop Waterhouse John One Act Drama 6 3 3
No Crime Like The Present Waterhouse John One Act Drama 6 2 4
Pillar To Post Waterhouse John Full length Comedy 9+ 4 5
The Veterans Waterhouse John One Act Comedy 11 5 6
Six of the Best Waterhouse John and Jackie Full length Drama 12 5 7
Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell Waterhouse Keith Full length Drama 5 2 3
Our Song Waterhouse Keith Full length Drama 7 3 4
Billy Liar Waterhouse Keith, Hall Willis Full length Comedy 8 5 3
Billy Liar - Play's of the 60's vol 1 Waterhouse Keith, Hall Willis Full length Drama Various
Celebration Waterhouse Keith, Hall Willis Full length Drama 14 7 7
Children's Day Waterhouse Keith, Hall Willis Full length Drama 7 4 3
Billy the Member Waters Des One Act Comedy 13+
The Dragon's Tail Watkinson Douglas Full length Drama 4 2 2
Amber for Anna Watkyn Arthur Full length Drama 11 5 6
Not in the Book Watkyn Arthur Full length Drama 8 1 7
The Geese Are Getting Fat Watkyn Arthur Full length Comedy 11 5 6
The Gardens of Adonis Watling Peter Full length Comedy 8 6 2
Win/Lose/Draw Watson Ara, Gallagher Mary One Act Comedy Various
Win/Lose/Draw Watson Ara,Gallagher Mary Full length Drama 6 6
Murder Isn't Cricket Weathers Philip Full length Comedy 12 4 8
The Rising Generation Weaver Wyn, Leycester Laura Full length Comedy 13 6 7
Delval Divas Weber Barbara Pease Full length Comedy 6 6
Four English Tragedies:The Duchess of Malfi Webster John Full length Drama
The Devils Law-Case - Three Plays Webster John Full length Drama Various
The Duchess of Malfi - Three Plays Webster John Full length Drama Various
The Duchess of Malfi and other Plays Webster John Full length Drama Various
The White Devil - Three Plays Webster John Full length Drama Various
Spring Awakening Wedekin Frank Full length Drama 37 8 29
The Investigation Weiss Peter Full length Comedy 30 10 20
The Persecution of Jean-Paul Marat….under the Direction of The Marquis de Sade Weiss Peter Full length Comedy Various
Trust Weitz Paul One Act Drama 4 2 2
Johnny so Long & the Draq Welburn Vivienne C. Full length Drama Various
Both Sides Welch Sue One Act Drama 6 3 3
Driving Force Welch Sue One Act Drama 6 3 3
Action Replay Weldon Fay Full length Drama 6 3 3
I Love My Love Weldon Fay Full length Drama 5 3 2
The Reading Group Weldon Fay One Act Drama 6 4 2
Abroad - Five Plays Weller Michael Full length Drama Various
At Home - Five Plays Weller Michael Full length Drama Various
Fishing - Five Plays Weller Michael Full length Drama Various
Loose Ends - Five Plays Weller Michael Full length Drama Various
Moonchildren - Five Plays Weller Michael Full length Drama Various
Ectasy - 4 Play Adapted Plays Welsh Irvine Full length Drama Various
Filth - 4 Play Adapted Plays Welsh Irvine Full length Drama Various
Marabou Stork Nightmares - 4 Play Adapted Plays Welsh Irvine Full length Drama Various
Trainspotting - 4 Play Adapted Plays Welsh Irvine Full length Drama Various
The Importance of Being Alfred - Scottish Shorts selected by Philip Howard Welsh Louise One Act Drama Various
After Darwin Wertenbaker Timberlake Full length Drama 6 1 5
New Anatomies - Faber Introduction Plays by New Writers Wertenbaker Timberlake Full length Drama Various
Our Country's Good Wertenbaker Timberlake Full length Drama 22 4 18
Break My Heart Wesker Arnold One Act Drama 2 1 1
Chicken Soup with Barley - New English Dramatists Wesker Arnold Full length Drama 10 4 6
Chips with Everything - New English Dramatists 7 Wesker Arnold Full length Drama 19 0 19
Love Letters on Blue Paper Wesker Arnold One Act Comedy 4 1 3
The Four Seasons - 3 Plays Wesker Arnold Full length Drama Various
The Four Seasons - New English Dramatists 9 Wesker Arnold Full length Drama Various
The Kitchen - 3 Plays Wesker Arnold Full length Drama Various
The Kitchen - Three Plays Wesker Arnold Full length Drama Various
The Old Ones Wesker Arnold Full length Drama 13 5 8
Their Very Own and Goden City - 3 Plays Wesker Arnold Full length Drama Various
Vacant Possession West Don One Act Drama 4 2 2
Dead of Night Whalley Peter Full length Drama 4 2 2
Local Murder Whalley Peter Full length Drama 6 2 4
Clay Whelan Peter Full length Drama 6 3 3
Divine Right Whelan Peter Full length Thriller 29 11 18
The Accrington Pals Whelan Peter Full length Thriller 10 5 5
The Bright & Bold Design Whelan Peter Full length Drama 10 6 4
The Herbal Bed Whelan Peter Full length Drama 8 3 5
The School Of Night Whelan Peter Full length Drama 11+ 2 9
Nativity Whelan Peter, Alexander Bill Full length Drama 18 6 12
Prince Bulbo Whinyates Amy One Act Drama 13+ 6 7
Seven Nuns at Las Vegas White Natalie E. Full length Drama 13 11 2
Mr. Incredible Whitehall Camilla Full length Drama 1 1
Breaking the Code Whitemore Hugh Full length Drama 9 2 7
Pack of Lies Whitemore Hugh Full length Drama 8 5 3
No Why Whiting John One Act Comedy Various
No Why Whiting John One Act Drama Various
The Devils - New English Dramatists 6 Whiting John Full length Drama
La Bolshie Vita Whitmore Ken Full length Drama 11 4 7
Pen-Friends Whitmore Ken Full length Drama 7 3 4
The Sociable Plover Whitnall Tim One Act Drama 3 3
A Woman of No Importance Wilde Oscar Full length Drama 15 7 8
A Woman of No Importance - Collection Wilde Oscar Full length Comedy Various
An Ideal Husband Wilde Oscar Full length Comedy 15 6 9
An Ideal Husband - Collection Wilde Oscar Full length Comedy Various
An Ideal Husband - Three Plays Wilde Oscar Full length Comedy Various
Lady Windermere's Fan Wilde Oscar Full length Drama 16 9 7
Lady Windermere's Fan - Three Plays Wilde Oscar Full length Comedy Various
Salome - Collection Wilde Oscar Full length Comedy Various
Salome with an introduction by Steven Berkoff Wilde Oscar Full length Comedy Various
The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde Oscar Full length Comedy 9 4 5
The Importance of Being Earnest - Three Plays Wilde Oscar Full length Comedy Various
Our Town Wilder Thornton Full length Drama 24 7 17
Our Town - Collection Wilder Thornton Full length Drama Various
Our Town - Modern American Dramas edited by Harlan Hatcher Wilder Thornton Full length Drama Various
Pullman Car Hiawatha Wilder Thornton One Act Drama 28 14 14
The Happy Journey Wilder Thornton One Act Drama 6 3 3
The Happy Journey - Invitation to Drama - One Act plays for Secondary Schools by Andrew Orr Wilder Thornton One Act Drama Various
The Happy Journey - Nine One Act Plays by Philip Walsh Wilder Thornton One Act Drama Various
The Long Christmas Dinner Wilder Thornton One Act Drama 12 7 5
The Matchmaker - Collection Wilder Thornton Full length Drama Various
The Skin of Our Teeth - Collection Wilder Thornton Full length Drama Various
The Skin of Our Teeth - Famous American Plays of the 1940s Wilder Thornton Full length Drama Various
Flash, Bam, Alakazam Wilding Sue One Act Drama 1 1
Lords of Creation Wiles John Full length Comedy Various
The Creaking Chair Wilkes Allene Tupper Full length Drama 13 4 9
Mountain Air Wilkinson Ronald Full length Drama 8 2 6
Wall Williams Aled Jones One Act Drama 3 3
The Word and the Flesh Williams Alice Full length Drama 29 9 20
Father's Day Williams Allan One Act Drama 3 1 2
Mam Williams Allan One Act Drama 4 2 2
A Great Bunch of Lads Williams Brian One Act Drama 9 2 7
Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury - Four Modern Verse Plays Williams Charles Full length Drama
A Murder Has Been Arranged Williams Emlyn Full length Comedy 9 5 4
Night Must Fall Williams Emlyn Full length Drama 9 5 4
Someone Waiting Williams Emlyn Full length Drama 9 5 4
The Corn is Green Williams Emlyn Full length Drama 15+ 6 9
The Late Christopher Bean Williams Emlyn Full length Drama 9 4 5
The Wind of Heaven Williams Emlyn Full length Drama 8 5 3
Murder By Appointment Williams Frank Full length Drama 6 2 4
A Death in Bethany - Showtime's Act One Festival of One Act Plays 1994 Williams Garry One Act Drama Various
The Local Stigmatic - Traverse Plays Williams Heathcote Full length Drama
Everywoman Williams Hugh Steadman One Act Drama 5 3 2
Let's All Go Down the Strand Williams Hugh, Williams Margaret Full length Drama 8 6 2
The Irregular Verb to Love Williams Hugh, Williams Margaret Full length Drama 9 5 4
Thye Flip Side Williams Hugh, Williams Margaret Full length Comedy 4 2 2
A Little like Paradise - New Plays from the Abbey Theatre 1993-1995 Williams Niall Full length Drama Various
The Way You Look Tonight Williams Niall Full length Drama 5 2 3
Country Dancing Williams Nigel Full length Drama
Home Williams Samm-Art Full length Comedy 3 2 1
Double Death Williams Simon Full length Thriller 5 3 2
Happy Birthday Me Williams Simon One Act Drama 8 5 3
Nobody's Fool Williams Simon Full length Comedy 5 3 2
The Hound of the Baskervilles Williams Simon Full length Comedy 16 4 12
A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot Williams Tennesse One Act Comedy 2
The Traveling Companion and other Plays Williams Tennesse One Act Drama Various
27 Wagons Full of Cotton + 12 other plays Williams Tennessee One Act Drama Various
A Streetcar Named Desire Williams Tennessee Full length Drama 12+
A Streetcar Named Desire - Collection 4 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
American Blues Five Short Plays Williams Tennessee One Act Drama Various
Baby Doll Williams Tennessee Full length Drama 13 3 10
Baby Doll - Collection 1 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Camino Real Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Camino Real - Collection 5 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Collection 2 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Not About Nightingales Williams Tennessee Full length Drama 17+
Orpheus Descending Williams Tennessee Full length Comedy 19 8 11
Orpheus Descending - Collection 5 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Period of Ajustment - Collection 3 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Small Craft Warnings Williams Tennessee Full length Drama 9 2 7
Small Craft Warnings - Collection 3 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Something Unspoken - Collection 2 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Suddenly Last Summer - Collection 3 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Summer Williams Tennessee Full length Drama
Summer and Smoke - Collection 3 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Sweet Bird of Youth - Collection 4 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
The Glass Menagerie Williams Tennessee Full length Drama 4 2 2
The Glass Menagerie - Collection 4 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
The Glass Menagerie - Six Great Modern Plays Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore - Collection 2 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
The Night of the Iguana Williams Tennessee Full length Drama 14 5 8
The Night of the Iguana - Collection 2 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
The Rose Tattoo - Collection 5 Williams Tennessee Full length Drama Various
Best End of Lamb Williams Yvonne One Act Comedy 4 4
Don's Party Williamson David Full length Drama 11 6 5
Fool's Paradise Williamson Hugh Ross Full length Drama 10 3 7
Various Heavens - Seven Short Plays Williamson Hugh Ross One Act Drama Various
Faded Footsteps Williamson Maura One Act Drama 2 1 1
George Comes Home Willis Ted One Act Drama 9 9
The Eyes of Youth Willis Ted Full length Thriller 11 7 4
Once Upon A Time At The Adelphi Willmott Phil Full length Drama 31+ 13 18
The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts Willmott Phil Full length Drama 20 7 12
Too Much of Nothing - Freshly Brewed 12 Short Plays Wilmot D, O'Halloran M One Act Comedy Various
Crony O'Mine Wilson Andrew P. Full length Drama 9 8 5
Are You Normal, Mr. Norman and other short plays Wilson David Henry One Act Drama Various
Unprotected Wilson Esther, Fay John, Green Tony, Nunnery Lizzie Full length Drama 6 4 2
A Betrothal Wilson Lanford One Act Drama 2 1 1
A Poster Of The Cosmos - The Best Short Plays 1989 Wilson Lanford One Act Drama Various
Abstinence Wilson Lanford One Act Drama 5 3 2
Angels Fall Wilson Lanford Full length Drama 6 2 4
Balm In Gilead - Collection Wilson Lanford One Act Drama Various
Balm in Gilead and other plays Wilson Lanford Full length Drama Various
Effie's Burning Wilson Lanford One Act Drama 2 2
Home Free! - Collection Wilson Lanford One Act Drama Various
Ludlow Fair & Home Free Wilson Lanford One Act Drama Various
Ludlow Fair - Collection Wilson Lanford One Act Drama Various
Serenading Louie Wilson Lanford Full length Comedy 4 2 2
Stoop - The Sand Castle and Three Other Plays Wilson Lanford One Act Drama Various
Talley's Folly Wilson Lanford One Act Drama 2 1 1
The Gingham Dog Wilson Lanford Full length Drama 4 2 2
The Great Nebula in Orion and three other plays Wilson Lanford One Act Drama Various
The Hot L Baltimore Wilson Lanford Full length Drama 15 7 8
The Sand Castle - The Sand Castle and Three Other Plays Wilson Lanford One Act Drama Various
Wandering - The Sand Castle and Three Other Plays Wilson Lanford One Act Drama Various
The Boy Friend Wilson Sandy Full length Drama 19+
Vampire Wilson Snoo Full length Drama 6 3 3
Path to Liberty Windsor Valerie One Act Drama 6 6
The Shining Hour Winter Keith Full length Drama 6 3 3
Worse Things Happen at Sea Winter Keith Full length Drama 7 3 4
B for Baby Winters Carmel Full length Drama 2 1 1
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Winterson Jeanette Full length Drama 13 11 2
Balm in Gilead Wisson Langford Full length Drama Various
Elsie and Norm's "Macbeth" Witt Mary One Act Drama 3 1 2
So Near Heaven Witt Mary One Act Drama 6 6
Come on Jeeves - Four Plays Wodehouse P.G. Full length Comedy Various
Good Morning, Bill - Four Plays Wodehouse P.G. Full length Comedy Various
Leave it to PSmith - Four Plays Wodehouse P.G. Full length Comedy Various
The Play's The Thing - Four Plays Wodehouse P.G. Full length Comedy Various
All in the Family Wolfson Victor Full length Drama 12 7 5
Dingo Wood Charles Full length Drama 12 12
George's Marvellous Medicine (Roald Dahl) Wood David Full length Comedy 5 2 3
Charity Begins Wood Ireland Full length Comedy 10 8 2
Martyred Wives Wood John Christopher One Act Drama 10 5 5
Day of Atonement - The Second Windmill Book of One Act Plays Wood Margaret One Act Drama Various
Edward Wood Margaret One Act Drama 7 7
Instruments of Darkness Wood Margaret One Act Drama 9 4 5
Leaving Wood Margaret One Act Drama 3 3
Parochial Problems Wood Margaret One Act Comedy 8 3 5
The Guilty Gereration Wood Margaret One Act Drama 8 4 4
It Must Have Been Murder Woods Don Full length Drama 5 3 2
Strictly for the Birds Woods Don Full length Drama 6 3 3
The House Plant Woods Don One Act Drama 5 3 2
The Sleeper Murders Woods Don Full length Thriller 8 4 4
Top Table A Satirical Comedy Woods Margaret One Act Comedy Various
Bernadette Woolf Noel, Buckley Sheila Full length Drama 14 10 4
Libel! Wooll Edward Full length Drama 22+
The House Plant Worboyes One Act Comedy 5 3 2
Orange Flower Water Worboyes Sally One Act Drama 4 2 2
The House Plant Worboyes Sally One Act Comedy 4 2 2
The Man Who Stayed at Home Worrall Lechmere,Terry Harold Full length Thriller 12 6 6
Lighting Up Time Worth Martin,Teldham Peter Full length Drama 4 2 2
Castle in the Village - The Best Short Plays 1958 -1959 Woskoff Verna One Act Drama Various
The Rialto Prom Wright Craig One Act Drama 5 5
A Cradle of Willow Wright Dorothy Full length Drama 10+ 3 7
The Nightingale Wright Dorothy Full length Drama 17 4 13
Mrs. Klein Wright Nicholas Full length Comedy 3 3
High Profiles Wyatt Woodrow Full length Drama 8 4 4
The Country Wife - Restoration Plays Wycherley William Full length Comedy Various
The Plain Dealer Wycherley William Full length Drama 26 10 16
The Plain Dealer - Restoration Plays Wycherley William Full length Comedy Various
Night Candles Wye Angela One Act Drama 3 2 1
Twenty-five Not Out Wyld Hazel One Act Drama 5 3 2
Brezhnev's Children Wymark Olwen Full length Drama 10 7 3
Jack The Giant Killer - The Gymnasium and other Plays Wymark Olwen One Act Drama Various
Lessons and Lovers Wymark Olwen Full length Drama 9 5 4
Neither Here Nor There - The Gymnasium and other Plays Wymark Olwen One Act Drama Various
Stay Where You Are - The Gymnasium and other Plays Wymark Olwen One Act Drama Various
Stike Up the Banns Wymark Olwen Full length Comedy 6 3 3
The Gymnasium - The Gymnasium and other Plays Wymark Olwen One Act Drama Various
The Technicians - The Gymnasium and other Plays Wymark Olwen One Act Drama Various
Prescious Moments from the family Album to Provide You With Comfort in the long Years to Come Yavin Naftali Full length Drama Various
Mim Yeates Mark One Act Drama 2 1 1
Nancy Friday Yeates Mark One Act Drama 2 1 1
On Baile's Strand - Eight Great Tragedies Yeats Full length Drama Various
La La Noo - The Genius of Irish Theatre Yeats Jack B. Full length Drama Various
On Baile's Strand Yeats W.B One Act Drama Various
Crystal Clear Yeats W.B. One Act Drama 3 2 1
Deirdre, The Player Queen and 9 other plays - Selected Plays Yeats W.B. One Act Drama Various
The Countess Cathleen - Classic Irish Drama Yeats W.B. Full length Drama Various
The Herne's Egg Yeats W.B. One Act Drama Various
The Land of Heart's Desire Yeats W.B. One Act Drama 6 3 3
Where There is Nothing & The Unicorn from the Stars Yeats W.B., Lady Gregory Full length Drama Various
The Words Upon The Window-Pane - The Genius of Irish Theatre Yeats William Butler Full length Drama Various
Fringe Benefits Yeldham Peter, Churchill Donald Full length Comedy 7 4 3
My Friend Miss Flint Yeldham Peter, Churchill Donald Full length Comedy 6 3 3
The Golden Bull of Boredom - New American Plays edited by Robert W Corrigan Yerby Lorees One Act Drama Various
Cheshire Cats Young Gail Full length Drama 17 9 8
And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little Zindel Paul Full length Comedy 7 5 2
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds Zindel Paul Full length Drama 5 5
The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild Zindel Paul Full length Comedy 9 6 3
Therese Raquin - Seeds of Modern Drama Zola Emile Full length Drama Various
Blobo's Boy - The Best Short Plays 1958 -1959 Zuckerman Albert J One Act Drama Various
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