Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 19-36 of 1,737 items.

Woyzeck

The multi-award-winning Jack Thorne breathes new life into Georg Büchner's existential masterpiece, Woyzeck, one of the most extraordinary plays ever written.

Wormwood

A poetic and heart-rending play written in response to the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

World Music

A subtle and topical play about European attitudes to Africa.

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World Factory: The Game

A participative theatre experience about global consumer capitalism, offering readers the opportunity to play – as individuals or in teams – the managers of a clothing factory in China.

Words of Advice for Young People

An intriguing and offbeat play about family and religion.

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The Wonder of Sex

A delightfully wacky comedy about the facts of life, from the fictional 'National Theatre of Brent'.

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Wonder Boy

A play about the power of finding your own voice, revolving around a twelve-year-old boy with a stammer.

Women, Power and Politics: Then

Four plays

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom.

Women, Power and Politics: Now

Five plays

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom.

Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women

Edited by Sue Parrish

A collection of short plays curated by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre.

Woman Caught Unaware

A searing examination of the culture of body-shaming, exploring how images of women are represented in art and social media.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (stage version)

By Joan Aiken Adapted by Russ Tunney

A thrilling, funny and spectacular adaptation of Joan Aiken's classic children's novel, perfectly suited to performance by theatre companies and drama groups of any size.

Wolves Are Coming For You

A play for two actors – or many more – exploring just how much wild we're comfortable with.

Wolfie

A wildly imaginative, irreverent look at life in and after the care system.

Wolf Kisses

A luminous tale from Spain, about a young woman who returns to her rural village home to await her Parisian lover.

Wolf Hall (stage version)

The first part of Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

    Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)

    Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

    The Witness

    A dark and piercing thriller of modern morals from the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Mogadishu.