Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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 Mist

A debut play about South Asian Muslim men navigating a system that isn't built for them. Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

Blue Sky

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

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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.

Bluebirds

A play about three nurses treating wounded Canadian soldiers in France in 1918.

Blues for an Alabama Sky

A remarkable dramatic portrait of life in New York City in 1930, as the Harlem Renaissance starts to feel the bite of the Great Depression.

Bodies

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

Bogboy

A short play in which two lost souls – a young heroin addict and a reclusive middle-aged farmer – discover a budding friendship in the bogs of Meath.

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.

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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 Bone Sparrow (stage version)

A stage adaptation of Zana Fraillon's powerful and deeply moving novel about the displacement and treatment of refugees and sanctuary seekers in Australia.