Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage (stage version)

The stage version of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, which is set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt.

Spring Awakening: A Musical

The groundbreaking rock musical about teenage sexuality, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

Phoenix

A powerful story of fire and destruction, self-deceit and the corrosion of trust.

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    Mlima's Tale

    A powerful and unforgettable drama about the illegal international ivory trade, from an American dramatist whose plays have captivated audiences around the world.

    Andy's Gone

    A contemporary Canadian retelling of the story of Antigone.

    Refractions: Scenes

    A collection of scenes from a wide range of contemporary works by Canadian playwrights, reflecting Canada's artistic landscape through a breadth of themes, styles, cultures, regions, and creative practices.

    Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

    The archetypal student-teacher romance is cleverly turned on its head for the post-#MeToo era in this striking play by an acclaimed Canadian playwright.

    After Life

    By Jack Thorne Original author Hirokazu Kore-eda

    A surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives, and a haunting meditation on what it is to live – and to die.

    My Family and Other Animals (stage version)

    A delightful and inventive stage version of Gerald Durrell's well-loved memoir of a childhood growing up in Corfu.

    1984 (stage version)

    By George Orwell Adapted by Nick Hern

    A bold and powerful dramatisation of George Orwell's classic dystopia, ideal for any school, youth group or amateur company.

    The IT

    A darkly comic state-of-the-nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within.

    Straight White Men & Untitled Feminist Show: two plays

    Two compassionately subversive plays about identity, by Young Jean Lee, a Korean American playwright whose work is groundbreaking, humorous and often thrillingly transgressive.

    A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)

    Charles Dickens' timeless classic, brought to life in a joyous new adaptation by Jack Thorne.

    Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

    By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

    A loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic, winner of the Best Entertainment or Comedy Play at the Olivier Awards.

    A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story (stage version)

    A spine-tingling stage adaptation that is faithful to the heart and spirit of Charles Dickens' much-loved festive ghost story – with an emphasis on the ghostly.

    Samskara

    An explosive fusion of text, physical theatre and hip-hop dance exploring vulnerability, emotional trauma and what it means to be a black man in twenty-first-century Britain.

    Milk and Gall

    A funny, surreal play reflecting the experience of being a new mother under Trump.

    The Mirror and the Light (stage version)

    The final part of Hilary Mantel's hugely acclaimed Wolf Hall trilogy, adapted by the author with the actor Ben Miles and staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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