Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Blue Sky

An exhilarating, challenging new play by Amnesty Award-winning playwright Clare Bayley.

Blue Stockings

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage.

Bodies

A play about the human cost of surrogacy, and what we’ll overlook to get what we want.

Bold Girls

A sharply funny, moving play set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland and celebrating women’s strength under siege.

Boleros for the Disenchanted and other plays

Four new plays that interweave love and politics, from the screenwriter of The Motorcycle Diaries.

Bombshells

Six funny and perceptive monologues about the stresses of modern female life.

Bone Songs

A meditation on the nature of time and the importance of human relationships, by acclaimed avant-garde theatre director André Gregory.

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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage (stage version)

The stage version of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, which is set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt.

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The Book of Grace

Suzan-Lori Parks' fierce and intimate three-person drama, a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog.

Borders

An urgent, moving and occasionally hilarious play about the migrant crisis and the politics of the Middle East.

born bad

A hard-hitting and original family drama.

Boudica

A brand-new ancient-history play in verse that tells the story of one of Britain's most iconic women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel.

Box Clever

A moving, truthful and darkly comic play about one woman's experience of a women's refuge.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (stage version)

A deeply moving and thought-provoking stage play based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne.

Boys

Four boys face the tricky transition to adulthood in Ella Hickson's riot of a play.

Boys and Girls

A play in verse following four young people across one night in Dublin.

Boys Will Be Boys

An exhilarating play about a ruthless female City trader who takes on a young and ambitious protegee.

Br'er Cotton

A scorching play about a fourteen-year-old boy struggling to make sense of his place in an impoverished world filled with seemingly random killings of young black men.