Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Antigone

A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights.

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The Antipodes

Part satire, part sacred rite, a play that asks what value stories have for a world in crisis.

Antlia Pneumatica

A haunting tale of loss and friendship, blurring the lines between the real and surreal, from the author of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.

Any Given Day

A sharply perceptive, darkly funny riff on urban isolation by one of Scotland's leading playwrights.

Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough

A moving and unexpectedly funny play about a couple grieving the loss of their child.

Apologia

A disastrous family reunion is the occasion for a sharp and perceptive look at what has happened to 60s idealists and their children.

The Apple Family

Scenes from Life in the Country

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

The Approach

Both psychological puzzle and quietly devastating tragedy, Mark O'Rowe's The Approach explores the inner lives of three women as they desperately try to make sense of their world.

Appropriate

A gripping play about ghosts and the legacies we are left with.

Arabian Nightmares: Three Plays

Three timely one-act plays, showing the brutal and bloody impact of the current Middle Eastern crisis on ordinary people: The Collector, Echoes and Angel.

Arabian Nights (RSC version)

A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights.

Arabian Nights (Young Vic version)

A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights.

Arlington

A strange, tender love story from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce.

Around the World in 80 Days (stage version)

By Laura Eason Original author Jules Verne

Laura Eason's celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel, a dazzling escapade that packs in more than fifty unforgettable characters.

The Arrival

A taut family drama about obsession, betrayal and the human need to belong.

Artefacts

Sixteen-year-old Kelly has never known her Dad. It turns out he's from Iraq, which her mum never mentioned, and he's brought an ancient Mesopotamian vase as some kind of present. But Kelly doesn't want a vase, she wants her dad to stay and get to know her. It's not the reunion either of them expected and for Kelly it's the beginning of an epic and dangerous journey.

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Arthur & George (stage version)

The gripping story of the sensational, real-life case in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle found himself playing detective.

As the Beast Sleeps

The explosive contradictions of life in Northern Ireland ignite this drama of suspense and violence.

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