Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Adventures of a Young Black Girl in Search of God

Rainey Baldwin-Jackson, a country doctor, struggles to come to terms with the loss of her daughter, the disintegration of her marriage, and an eccentric elderly father on an astonishing crusade.

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After Life

By Jack Thorne Original author Hirokazu Kore-eda

A surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives, and a haunting meditation on what it is to live – and to die.

After Mrs Rochester

A dramatisation of the extraordinary life of Jean Rhys, in which themes of femininity, literature and hysteria and madness collide with vivid force.

The After-Dinner Joke

A short play satirising the charity business, written for television. First broadcast on BBC One as part of the BBC's Play for Today series.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

    Again

    A touching and comic drama about a family reunion, delving into the turmoil, love and compromises of kinship.

    Age is a Feeling

    A gripping one-person play that wrestles with the glorious and melancholy uncertainties of human life, from the author of The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale.

    Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

    Three solo plays exploring the lives of three queer youths and their resilience in the face of violence and intolerance. Winner of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

    Air

    A resonant and surreal short piece published alongside What If If Only.

    Published in volume What If If Only

      Airsick

      A turbulent black comedy about love, loneliness and how we shape our future.

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      Albert Speer

      A panoramic historical drama about the man whose devotion to Hitler blinded him to the worst crime of the twentieth century, drawing closely on Gita Sereny's definitive and magisterial biography of Albert Speer.

      Albertine in Five Times

      A simultaneous portrait of a woman at five different ages. Five actresses portray Albertine at different times of her life whilst conversing freely with each other and with their sister Madeleine.

        Albion

        Mike Bartlett's outstanding play, set in the ruins of a garden in rural England.

        Alcatraz

        A thrilling play about family and social care that follows 11-year-old Sandy on her daring, Christmas mission to emulate Clint Eastwood and bust her gran out of lock-up.

        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.

        All honey

        A play about sex, secrets and suspicion, winner of the 2017 Fishamble New Writing Award.

        Published in volume SAUCE and All honey: Two Plays

          All Mouth

          A biting comedy set in the hidden world of the voice-over artist.

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          All of Us

          A passionate and timely drama that looks at the human cost of abandoning those who struggle to fit in.

          All On Her Own

          A powerfully atmospheric one-woman play, All On Her Own tells the story of Rosemary who, alone at midnight in London, has a secret burden to share that is both heartbreaking and sinister.

          Published in volume Harlequinade & All On Her Own