Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The America Play and other works

A volume of work by the innovative African-American playwright, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog.

Among Unbroken Hearts

A drug-taking hard man from the city returns home to the Highlands to try to recapture the innocence of his youth.

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Amongst the Reeds

Two friends scratch out a living on the margins of society in a play commissioned by acclaimed theatre company Clean Break.

    Amphibians

    A rite-of-passage play in which a twelve-year-old boy spends the night alone on an island.

    Published in volume The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

      Amsterdam

      By Maya Arad Yasur Translated by Eran Edry

      A strikingly original, audacious thriller from a prize-winning Israeli writer.

      And Then Come The Nightjars

      A tender, frank and funny play about a West Country farm struggling to survive the Foot and Mouth pandemic.

      Angel

      Inspired by the extraordinary true story of the Angel of Kobane, Angel is part of Henry Naylor's Arabian Nightmares trilogy.

      Angels

      A suspicious death at the workplace and loner security guard Nick Prentice is hauled in for interrogation. An uproarious underworld whodunit, Ronan O’Donnell’s single-hander reworks the hardboiled crime thriller for our times.

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      Angels in America (new edition)

      A magnificent, two-part epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

      Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

      Part One of the two-part Angels in America, an epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

      Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

      The second part of Tony Kushner's acclaimed epic drama set during the Reagan years in America.

      Angels in America: Parts One & Two

      The magnificent, two-part epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

      Animal Farm (stage version)

      A powerful and straightforward dramatisation of Orwell's enduring parable on the perils of totalitarianism.

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      ANNA

      A radical play set in East Berlin in 1968, unfolding with all the tension of a spy thriller and the inexorable revelations of an Ibsen drama.

      Anna in the Tropics

      When a handsome new lector arrives at a family-run cigar factory with a copy of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, not everyone is delighted. Pride and passions are already running high as the factory is threatened by the race to industrialise and join the American Dream. In the heat of the crowded factory floor, Tolstoy's words inflame desires, inspire jealousies and force the family to look to its future.

      Anna Karenina (stage version)

      Helen Edmundson's celebrated adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's enduring classic is a vibrant and deeply moving meditation on the nature of love.

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      Anna Weiss

      An explosive, gripping and disturbing play about the phenomenon of False Memory Syndrome.

      Anne Boleyn

      A celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn dramatises the life and legacy of Henry VIII's notorious second wife, who helped change the course of the nation's history.