Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Corrina, Corrina

A gripping theatrical thriller set at sea, exploring power dynamics, superstitions and revenge, and what happens when we think no one is watching.

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The Father and the Assassin

A gripping play about the man who murdered Mahatma Gandhi, premiered at the National Theatre, London.

Kabul Goes Pop: Music Television Afghanistan

A play inspired by the true story of Afghanistan's first youth music programme, exploring a world following the US invasion that is complex, contradictory and shocking – all to a soundtrack of early noughties' pop.

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Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her)

A powerful play for one actor about a woman recovering from an abusive relationship.

two Palestinians go dogging

A comedy that explores how the everyday becomes political and the political becomes everyday in a conflict zone.

The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs

A heart-warming musical comedy about love, queerness, and belonging.

Electric Rosary

A sharp, timely and gloriously funny play that asks what faith really means in the age of artificial intelligence. Winner of the Bruntwood Prize Judges' Award.

"Daddy": A Melodrama

A blistering melodrama from Jeremy O. Harris, whose play Slave Play received a record twelve nominations at the 74th Tony Awards.

Habibti Driver

A heartwarming and hilarious play exploring the clashes, compromises and comedy that come with living in a mixed-culture family in today's Britain.

Prima Facie

A brilliant, award-winning play for a solo actor, about a young, successful barrister forced to confront the patriarchal power of the law.

Scandaltown

A comedy for the new Restoration of the theatres, set in contemporary, post-pandemic London, full of illicit sex, political hypocrisy and the machinations of a fame-hungry elite.

The Maladies

A powerful, provocative play exploring psychogenic illness amongst groups of women throughout history, premiered by the Almeida Young Company.

The Taxidermist's Daughter (stage version)

A thrilling Gothic story of violence, retribution and justice, adapted for the stage by Kate Mosse from her own internationally best-selling novel.

Jane Eyre (stage version)

A witty and fleet-footed adaptation that lays bare the beating heart of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, whilst staying true to its revolutionary spirit.

Lava (2022 edition)

A timely play about grief and the power of expression, rocking with raw emotion and sharp humour.

The Meaning of Zong

Giles Terera's powerful debut play about Olaudah Equiano and the historical movement to abolish slavery – a timely response to the social upheaval the world has witnessed in recent years.

Tapped

A witty and sensitive portrayal of managing mental health within a family, highlighting the barriers we put up in order to put on a brave face.

The 47th

A viciously funny play offering a dazzling glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth: the US presidential race.