This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.
A timely play based on the true story of an imprisoned Nobel Laureate.
A strikingly original play combining traditional storytelling with physical theatre, created by The Imaginary Body. Winner of a Fringe First Award at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A definitive collection of all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, originally performed as part of his six off-Broadway solo shows.
A unique and personal response to the extraordinary events of the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald J. Trump - a play diary for each day of the presidency, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.
Coincidences, omens and vision collide with political reality in this epic new play by the award-winning Mike Bartlett.
A theatrical romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters
By Lisa Kron
Two solo pieces by the award-winning American performer, and founder member of the Five Lesbian Brothers troupe.
By Jack Thorne
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A play set on the day that New Labour swept into government, telling three deeply personal stories of euphoria and despair.
A hilarious, macabre love story about a pregnant couple of activists attempting to offset the carbon footprint of their unborn baby's life.
A portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive. Winner of the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
A unique, year-long play cycle from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Topdog/Underdog. This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day.
By Edward Kemp
An epic and incendiary thriller about the Gunpowder Plot, weaving together the lives of kings, terrorists, priests and spies.
A short play about a young woman who, after shoplifting for the first time, is chased by the store detective.
A gripping historical play that dramatises a crucial moment of English history.
A play from Palestine, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.
A play about love, death, identity and evolution, from the bestselling and highly acclaimed novelist.