Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Almost Nothing

By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

    Almost Nothing & At the Table

    Two plays

    By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

    Two tense and unnerving short plays from talented Brazilian playwright, Marcos Barbosa.

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    Aloe Aloe

    A provocative short play about parenthood and responsibility, from the author of Mr Incredible and Where Do Little Birds Go?.

    Published in volume Mr Incredible

      Alys, Always (stage version)

      A psychological thriller, adapted for the stage from Harriet Lane's gripping novel.

      Amaryllis & Little Witch

      Two dark fairy tales from Canadian playwright Pascal Brullemans.

      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.

          Andy's Gone

          A contemporary Canadian retelling of the story of Antigone.

          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

          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.

          Animal Farm (stage version)

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