Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Unmanageable Sisters

A funny and furious new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Québécoise comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.

Unknown Rivers

A poignant and life-affirming play about the extraordinary powers of female friendship.

Unholy

A play about the intersetion of faith and misogyny, asking if you can be a feminist as well as a believer.

The Unfriend

A hilarious and satirical play about middle-class England's disastrous instinct always to appear nice, from the writer behind the internationally successful television shows Doctor Who and Sherlock.

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Undesirable Elements

Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater

A collection celebrating twenty years of Undesirable Elements, the series of community-specific theatre works that examines the lives of people living cultures, either by choice or circumstance.

Under the Blue Sky

A triptych of love stories in a play about unrequited affection, obsession, sex, and the possibility of being happy.

Unbroken

A radical, modern-day re-interpretation of Arthur Schnitzler’s taboo-breaking 1897 play La Ronde, with its 'daisy chain' of sexual encounters.

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Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater

Includes essays and playscripts: The Cure, Film Is Evil: Radio Is Good, Symphony of Rats, What Did He See? and Lava, with a Foreword by Peter Sellars

Ugly Lies the Bone

An honest and funny play about a wounded veteran seeking rehabilitation through an experimental virtual reality therapy, from an award-winning American playwright.

The Tyler Sisters

A funny, heartening exploration of time, and the unassuming moments that make up our lives.

Two Trains Running

A play set in a small restaurant in the Pittsburgh Hill District in 1969. Part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

Two Sisters and a Piano and other plays

Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban-American playwright in the US and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer Prize.

Two Princes

A bittersweet drama about life, love, loss, and sculpture.

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two Palestinians go dogging

A comedy that explores how the everyday becomes political and the political becomes everyday in a conflict zone.

Two Ladies

A powerful drama about the first ladies of France and America, as their husbands clash over an international crisis.

Two Billion Beats (short play version)

A short play about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don't make the rules. First performed as part of Inside/Outside, a season of short plays staged at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.

Published in volume Inside/Outside

    Two Billion Beats

    An insightful, heartfelt coming-of-age story and a blazing account of inner-city, British-Asian teenage life.

    Twilight Song

    Kevin Elyot's evocative final play, a hilarious and heartbreaking tale of one family's hidden liaisons over half a century.