Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Conor McPherson Plays: Three

The third collection of plays by one of Ireland's most celebrated contemporary playwrights. Contains: Shining City, The Seafarer, The Veil, The Birds and The Dance of Death. With a foreword by the author.

The Great God Pan

An unsettling and deeply compassionate play from an acclaimed US playwright.

In the Wake

A bold, ambitious, political play about contemporary America - 'a candidate to be the Angels in America of the Bush II decade' (San Francisco Chronicle).

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How I Learned to Drive

A Lolita-like tale of female sexual awakening, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.

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A Master Builder

Wallace Shawn's version of Henrik Ibsen's Master Builder Solness, made into a film by Jonathan Demme in 2014 — a film that is an utterly contemporary vision of Ibsen's classic play.

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Storefront Church

A compassionate morality tale about a elected official in the Bronx forced into a confrontation by the mortgage crisis, Storefront Church is the concluding part of John Patrick Shanley's 'Church and State' trilogy of plays.

The Assembled Parties

An incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.

Stage Kiss

Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s most widely produced playwrights, brings her unique mix of lyricism, sparkling humour and fierce intelligence to the world of romantic comedy.

Plays from VAULT

Five new plays from VAULT Festival

An anthology comprising five of the best plays from VAULT 2016, London's biggest and most exciting arts festival.

The Book of Grace

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

Sotto Voce

An imaginative exploration of the power of memory, love and human connection.

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The Liquid Plain

A sweeping historical saga told with lyricism and power, The Liquid Plain brings to life a group of people whose stories have been erased from history.

Mary Page Marlowe

An intimate and moving play about an accountant from Ohio, and her apparently humdrum life.

Night is a Room

A searing exploration of love’s power to both ruin and remake our lives.

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Ripcord

A gloriously biting comedy set in a rest home, from the author of Good People and Rabbit Hole.

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Alexi Kaye Campbell Plays: One

A collection of five plays by Alexi Kaye Campbell: The Pride, Apologia, The Faith Machine, Bracken Moor and Sunset at the Villa Thalia.

Ella Hickson Plays: One

A first collection of plays by Ella Hickson.

Daphne's Dive

A play about what it means to be an outsider while searching for empathy and connection.