Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 109-126 of 1,707 items.

The Vermont Plays

The debut collection of celebrated American playwright Annie Baker, including her Obie award-winning play Circle Mirror Transformation.

Venus

A bold exploration of colonisation and objectification, based on the true story of the 'Hottentot Venus'.

The Veil

Set around a haunted house hemmed in by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental and the circularity of time.

Vassa

A new adaptation by Mike Bartlett of Maxim Gorky's savagely funny play, premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London.

Valued Friends

A comedy of manners about the property market.

Valhalla

Joint winner of the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award, Valhalla depicts a world where the boundaries of scientific research and the endurance of human love are stretched to their limits.

Used Blood Junkyard

Làzaro, his mates and his porn-star girlfriend are 'art terrorists'... Can anything stop their killing spree?

Published in volume Mexican Plays

    Us/Them

    An extraordinary, award-winning account of the Beslan School Siege, exploring the entirely individual way children cope with traumatic situations.

    Ursa Major

    A heartbreakingly funny play about love, life and human connection, first performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

    Published in volume Inside/Outside

      Urinetown: The Musical

      A grand, mischevious story set in a dystopian future. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical.

      The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping and other plays

      Tender, uncompromising, haunting and lyrical, these four plays together comprise a contemporary chronicle of the lives of East London's young women.

      The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping

      A bittersweet comedy about life, love and friendship once school is long gone.

      The Unthinkable

      A hard-hitting play about the collapse of idealism in contemporary politics.

      Unsuspecting Susan

      A monologue play about a middle-aged woman whose adult son has converted to Islam.

      Published in volume Singular Female Voices

        Unscorched

        A courageous and convincing play that sensitively tackles the important subject of child abuse. Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2013.

        The Unreturning

        A compelling drama that explores the profound effect that war has on young lives.

        Unravelling the Ribbon

        A touching and frequently hilarious play about three women whose lives are touched by breast cancer.

        The Unravelling

        A Fringe First Award-winning fable about the power of mythology to change your life.