Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

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Electric Rosary

A sharp, timely and gloriously funny new play that asks what faith really means in the age of artificial intelligence. Winner of the Bruntwood Prize Judges' Award.

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Prima Facie

A brilliant, award-winning play for a solo actor, about a young, successful barrister forced to confront the patriarchal power of the law.

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Scandaltown

A troublesome comedy set in our contemporary post-pandemic capital, full of illicit sex, political hypocrisy and the machinations of a fame-hungry elite.

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The Meaning of Zong

Giles Terera's boldly inventive debut play about Olaudah Equiano and the historical movement to abolish slavery - a timely response to the social upheaval the world has witnessed in recent years.

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Red Ellen

A play that tells the remarkable true story of an inspiring and brilliant woman: Ellen Wilkinson, who was a campaigning Labour MP in the 1930s and 40s.

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The Fever Syndrome

A new play about a brilliantly dysfunctional family, premiered at Hampstead Theatre, London, in March 2022.

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Wonder Boy

A dynamic and heartfelt new play exploring the challenges of communication, the joy in friendship and the power of finding your own way of being heard.

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Sorry, You're Not a Winner

A powerful and striking play that explores aspiration, social mobility and getting caught between classes.

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Red Pitch

A fast-paced and sharp-edged coming-of-age story about three young footballers, exploring the impact of relentless change on London's communities.

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Far Gone

A profoundly moving play about a young Ugandan boy's journey from childhood innocence to child soldier, seen through the eyes of those that love him and those that betray him.

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Our Generation

An engrossing verbatim created from five years of interviews with twelve young people from across the UK. A captivating portrait of their teenage years as they journey into adulthood.

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Two Billion Beats

An insightful, moving and tremendously funny coming-of-age drama about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don't make the rules.

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SAUCE and All honey: Two Plays

Two sweet and saucy comedies from an award-winning Irish playwright.

SAUCE

A play about death and rebirth, from an award-winning Irish playwright.

Published in volume SAUCE and All honey: Two Plays

    All honey

    A play about sex, secrets and suspicion, winner of the 2017 Fishamble New Writing Award.

    Published in volume SAUCE and All honey: Two Plays

      Tuesday

      With a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth

      By Alison Carr Translated by Daf James

      A funny and playful drama written specifically for young people, about what happens when the world literally turns upside-down. Bilingual edition: includes the original English play with a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth, by playwright Daf James.

      Mrs Delgado

      A funny and poignant play for one actor that tells a story of desire, control, raised blinds and lowered boundaries. This edition also includes the monologue Phoenix.