Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

Blackthorn

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

Bleak Expectations (stage version)

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.

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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Blister

A tense relationship drama which examines how the effects of one moment can ripple through a galaxy of lives. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Blood and Ice

Renowned poet and dramatist Liz Lochhead tells the story of Frankenstein's creation.

Bloody Elle

A heart-warming and belly-achingly funny story about falling in love for the very first time.

Bloody Wimmin

A short play about the protests at Greenham Common, a political landmark in the fight for nuclear disarmament.

Blue

A disquieting and darkly funny play which shines a light on the state of mental-health services in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Blue Heart

Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK's leading playwrights.

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.

Blues for an Alabama Sky

Pearl Cleage's play Blues for an Alabama Sky is staged at the National Theatre, London, in September 2022.

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.