Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Bindweed

A shattering and darkly funny play about responsibility and rehabilitation, which looks at what can be done to tackle abuse at its root. Winner of the Judges' Award at the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022.

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Bingo!

Just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean we have everything figured out. As five old friends try to reclaim their high school glory days, they charge headfirst into the secrets they all tried to run so far from. 

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Bird

A cutting-edge monologue that throws light on the experience of a teenager in contemporary Britain, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights.

    Bird

    Winner of a Judges Award in the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Bird is a raw, delicate and bold play about growing up in a care home, and eventually leaving it for the outside world.

    Bird and other monologues for young women

    Three hard-hitting, distinctive monologues for young female actors, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights.

    The Birds (stage version)

    A suspensful, atmospheric adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's enthralling short story.

    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.

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    Birth and After Birth and Other Plays

    Four plays from the award-winning American playwright which together form a complete 'marriage cycle'.

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    Biscuits for Breakfast

    A tender, heartfelt drama about families – the ones we inherit and the ones we create – and the struggle to survive when times get tough.

    Black Love

    An explosion of form-busting storytelling, combining real-life stories, imagined worlds, and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage.

    Black Milk

    A worm's eye view of post-Communist Russia, from the Siberian-born author of Plasticine. First performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2003.

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    BLACK SUPERHERO

    A brutal, unflinching and funny portrait of one man's life spiralling out of control, in an age where our idols are Kings and our superheroes Gods.

    Blackout Songs

    A compassionate and unflinching study of love, addiction and memory after a chance encounter at an AA meeting.

    Blackthorn

    A contemporary, lyrical love story that explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love.

    Bleak Expectations

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

    Bleeding Heart

    A short dark comedy from Spain, in which a naive middle-aged transvestite encounters a petty thief nicknamed 'sour face'.

    The Blinding Light

    A powerful play about the life of playwright August Strindberg, focusing on what he called his 'Inferno' period, when he suffered a notorious breakdown in Paris in 1896.

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    Bliss

    A wild and slippery fantasy from French-Canadian writer Olivier Choinière, translated by Caryl Churchill, exploring our insatiable appetite for private lives made public.

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