Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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What If If Only

Your partner's died, could things have been different? A short play by Caryl Churchill, published with another short piece, Air.

What I Meant Was

A major collection from one of the most popular gay playwrights in America.

What I (Don't) Know About Autism

A sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking journey into the world of autism, mixing narrative, song, dance and direct address to explore this contentious and often misunderstood subject matter.

The Whale and A Bright New Boise: two plays

Two plays from an American playwright whose bighearted and funny plays explore the quiet desperation running through many American lives.

The Wexford Trilogy

Set in a snooker club, a betting shop and a local church, each play introduces a mix of young cornerboys, old cowboys and chancers of any age in a lyrical, poignant and often hilarious account of lost dreams and thwarted ambitions.

Wendy & Peter Pan

By Ella Hickson Original author J. M. Barrie

A refreshingly modern version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story that puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage.

Michael Weller: Five Plays

A collection of plays from the American writer whose screenplays include Hair and Ragtime.

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Well

A play about a mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighbourhood, despite her inability to heal herself.

The Welkin

Lucy Kirkwood's play about a woman sentenced to hang for murder in 18th-century rural Suffolk.

The Weir

The spellbinding, beautifully observed hit from the master of suspenseful realism.

We're Gonna Die

A life-affirming, humorous show of songs and monologues drawing on real-life experiences, about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die. Audio CD included.

We Happy Few

A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End.

We are Three Sisters

Against the backdrop of a windswept northern village, three remarkable young women live their lives brightly.

We Anchor in Hope

A play about the end of an era as a London boozer closes its doors one final time.

The Way We Live Now: American plays and the AIDS crisis

A collection of dramatic material - plays, extracts from plays and dramatic adaptations - concerning the AIDS epidemic.

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The Way Home

A spiky play about the clash between suburban and itinerant ways of life in present-day Liverpool.

Steve Waters: Shorts

Five Plays

Five short plays from acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, all of them deeply personal accounts of his attempts to make sense of twenty-first-century Britain and an ever-changing world.

Water by the Spoonful

A Pulitzer Prize-winning play about family, community and uncertainty.