Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The New American Musical

Edited by Wiley Hausam

Four groundbreaking musicals from the end of the 20th century

The Fire This Time

African-American Plays for the 21st Century

A collection of African-American plays for the 21st century.

The Clean House and other plays

A collection of plays by the award-winning American playwright Sarah Ruhl, a dramatist with 'a unique comic voice, perspective and sense of theatre' Variety.

Enda Walsh Plays: One

The first eight astonishing plays by 'one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre'.

Jez Butterworth Plays: One

Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem.

The Vermont Plays

The debut collection of celebrated American playwright Annie Baker, including her Obie award-winning play Circle Mirror Transformation.

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Enda Walsh Plays: Two

The second collection of plays from the multi-award-winning Irish playwright, including The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom, Penelope, Ballyturk and two short plays, with a Foreword by the author.

The Apple Family

Scenes from Life in the Country

A critically acclaimed play cycle about loss, memory and remembrance in America's recent past.

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.

Ella Hickson Plays: One

A first collection of plays by Ella Hickson.

Stephen Jeffreys: Plays

A selection of the best work of Stephen Jeffreys, including his acclaimed plays The Libertine and The Clink.

Huff & Stitch: two plays

Two gritty, powerful solo shows from award-winning Indigenous Canadian playwright Cliff Cardinal, exploring the lives of marginalized characters.

debbie tucker green plays: one

A collection of six plays by one of the most distinctive playwrights working today.

Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

Two Plays

Two plays from the leading Canadian playwright.

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Robert Holman Plays: One

Five plays from Robert Holman's first decade of playwriting.

The Gabriels

Election Year in the Life of One Family

A trilogy of plays following an American family through the momentous and divisive 2016 presidential election year.

Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

Three extraordinary plays by one of the most audacious and talented playwrights of our times: Jerusalem, The River and The Ferryman. Plus his short film The Clear Road Ahead, and a conversation with playwright Simon Stephens.

Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers

An anthology of six brilliant plays, celebrating a multiplicity of stories authored by Black playwrights in the UK over the last decade. Selected and introduced by leading theatre director Natalie Ibu.