Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 37-54 of 1,737 items.

No Particular Order

A startling and apocalyptic play that charts the fate of a society under a despot, through the lives of bureaucrats, soldiers, ornithologists and tour guides.

Eurydice

Alice in Wonderland meets Greek myth in this playful, heart-breaking American take on a timeless tale of loss, grief and redemption.

The Unfriend

A hilarious and satirical play about middle-class England's disastrous instinct always to appear nice, from the writer behind the internationally successful television shows Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Birds of a Kind

By Wajdi Mouawad Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A sweeping drama about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in which a straitlaced family is forced to confront everything they know about their identities.

The Children's Republic

A powerful play about Dr Janusz Korczak and his struggle to protect the children at his orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto from the horrors of the Second World War.

Mortified

A humorous and dark play exploring sex, shame, and transformation and how we reckon with the traumatic experiences that have shaped us.

Secret Life of a Mother

An uplifting and empowering play that reveals the raw and untold secrets of pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, and mothering.

WROL (Without Rule of Law)

A darkly comic coming-of-age drama from an exciting Canadian playwright.

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Performance artist Taylor Mac picks up where William Shakespeare's blood-soaked tragedy Titus Andronicus left off in a play that explores generic boundaries and charts the violence done by those in charge, and the lives of those left to clean up.

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.

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.

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.