Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Bingo!

Just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean we have everything figured out. As five old friends try to reclaim their high school glory days, they charge headfirst into the secrets they all tried to run so far from. 

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Bird (Chandler)

Winner of a Judges Award in the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Bird is a raw, delicate and bold play about growing up in a care home, and eventually leaving it for the outside world.

Bird (Lomas)

A cutting-edge monologue that throws light on the experience of a teenager in contemporary Britain, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights.

    Bird and other monologues for young women

    Three hard-hitting, distinctive monologues for young female actors, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights.

    The Birds (stage version)

    A suspensful, atmospheric adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's enthralling short story.

    Birth and After Birth and Other Plays

    Four plays from the award-winning American playwright which together form a complete 'marriage cycle'.

    Black Love

    An explosion of form-busting storytelling, combining real-life stories, imagined worlds, and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage.

    Black Milk

    A worm's eye view of post-Communist Russia.

    Blackthorn

    A contemporary, lyrical love story that explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love.

    Bleeding Heart

    A short dark comedy from Spain, in which a naive middle-aged transvestite encounters a petty thief nicknamed 'sour face'.

    The Blinding Light

    A powerful play about the life of playwright August Strindberg, focusing on what he called his 'Inferno' period, when he suffered a notorious breakdown in Paris in 1896.

    Bliss

    A wild and slippery fantasy from French-Canadian writer Olivier Choinière, translated by Caryl Churchill, exploring our insatiable appetite for private lives made public.

    Blister (Multiplay Drama)

    A tense relationship drama which examines how the effects of one moment can ripple through a galaxy of lives. In the Multiplay Drama series.

    Blood and Ice

    Renowned poet and dramatist Liz Lochhead tells the story of Frankenstein's creation.

    Bloody Elle

    A heart-warming and belly-achingly funny story about falling in love for the very first time.

    Bloody Wimmin

    A short play about the protests at Greenham Common, a political landmark in the fight for nuclear disarmament.

    Blue (Multiplay Drama)

    A disquieting and darkly funny play which shines a light on the state of mental-health services in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

    Blue Heart

    Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK's leading playwrights.