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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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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Pennyroyal

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

A-Typical Rainbow

A play about life as seen from within the autistic community.

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Bleak Expectations (stage version)

A brand new stage adaptation based on hit BBC Radio 4 series by Mark Evans.

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Favour

A touching and hopeful family drama that tackles duty, addiction and the battle of putting yourself back together.

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The Climbers

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

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Rock / Paper / Scissors

Three intricately interwoven plays about family, heritage and legacy.

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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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Bangers

A gig-theatre play featuring original music inspired by early noughties and present-day R&B and Garage.

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A Doll's House, Part 2

A funny, probing, and bold play that picks up where Ibsen's A Doll's House left off, and offers a sharp contemporary take on the struggles inherent in all human relationships across time.

Cancelling Socrates

A provocative and witty play about an uncompromising voice in dangerous times.

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No Particular Order

A startling and apocalyptic play that charts the fate of a society under a despot, through the lives of bureaucrats, soldiers, ornithologists and tour guides.

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Eurydice

Alice in Wonderland meets Greek myth in this playful, heart-breaking American take on a timeless tale of loss, grief and redemption.

The Unfriend

A hilarious and satirical play about middle-class England's disastrous instinct always to appear nice, from the writer behind the internationally successful television shows Doctor Who and Sherlock.

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Birds of a Kind

By Wajdi Mouawad Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A sweeping drama about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in which a straitlaced family is forced to confront everything they know about their identities.

The Children's Republic

A powerful play about Dr Janusz Korczak and his struggle to protect the children at his orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto from the horrors of the Second World War.