Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen

A dark and biting comedy about vulnerability, intimacy, ego and truth.

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Age is a Feeling

A gripping one-person play that wrestles with the glorious and melancholy uncertainties of human life.

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All of Us

A passionate and timely drama that looks at the human cost of abandoning those who struggle to fit in.

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Chasing Hares

A play about resistance and dignity in the face of global exploitation. Winner of Theatre Uncut's 2021 Political Playwriting Award.

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Little Women (stage version)

A fresh adaptation of the classic story, filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirits.

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Pennyroyal

A heartrending new play about sisterhood and motherhood; enduring love, and regrets many years in the making.

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A-Typical Rainbow

An uplifting play about the experience of growing up neurodivergent and queer in early 2000s Britain, based on real events from the perspective of the writer and the autistic community.

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The Anarchist

A gripping, timely, and deeply moving play about protest, democracy and freedom. Winner of the Woven Voices Prize for migrant playwrights, 2022.

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Bleak Expectations (stage version)

A hilarious, chaotic, Dickensian caper for the stage, based on the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

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Favour

A touching and hopeful family drama about a working-class Muslim family, tackling duty, addiction and the challenge of pulling yourself back together after it all falls apart.

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The Climbers

A thrilling play about the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

Rock / Paper / Scissors

Three Plays

Three intricately interwoven plays about family, heritage and legacy, centring around about a Sheffield manufacturing family.

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Rapture

A slippery thriller for the stage, about love, power and belief. In a modern world where reality is whatever we imagine it to be, how do we know the stories we tell ourselves are true?

Rock

A play about family, heritage and legacy, part of Chris Bush's trilogy of plays about a Sheffield manufacturing family, Rock / Paper / Scissors.

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Paper

A play about family, heritage and legacy, part of Chris Bush's trilogy of plays about a Sheffield manufacturing family, Rock / Paper / Scissors.

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Scissors

A play about family, heritage and legacy, part of Chris Bush's trilogy of plays about a Sheffield manufacturing family, Rock / Paper / Scissors.

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The Southbury Child

A darkly comic play exploring family and community, the savage divisions of contemporary society and the rituals that punctuate our lives.

Jitney

A groundbreaking modern drama classic, exploring the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America.