Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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A powerful and beautifully observed short play for one actor, exploring the impact of the newly established National Health Service on working people's lives in the 1940s and 50s.

Published in volume Jack Thorne Plays: Two

    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.

    The Book of Grace

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


    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.


    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.

    The Bounds

    A darkly comedic tale of national divides, folk horror and the end of the world as we know it. Premiered at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Royal Court Theatre, London.

    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.

    Boy Parts (stage version)

    A pitch-black psychological thriller based on the critically acclaimed debut novel by Eliza Clark. Premiered at Soho Theatre, London.


    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.

    Bracken Moor

    A boldly theatrical tale of grief and denial, set against the economic crisis of the 1930s.

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    Brainstorm: The Original Playscript

    And a Blueprint for Creating Your Own Production

    A unique theatrical investigation into how teenagers' brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way they are.


    A blistering monologue set in Scotland in the near future, when Europe is at war with America, and Scotland suffers collateral damage in the clash of civilisations.

    Published in volume Singular Male Voices

      A Breakfast of Eels

      An intense, elusive, and quietly beautiful play about a family crisis.

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