Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Stuff

A play about friendship and loss – and the way people try to do the right thing for their mates when there isn't really a right thing to do. Written specifically for young people as part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.

The Comeback

A heartwarming, joyful and dazzlingly funny exploration of bittersweet nostalgia and the enduring power of friendship.

Treasure Island (Le Navet Bete stage version)

A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, family-friendly retelling of a classic story.

First Time

A hilarious and heartbreaking true story that smashes through the stigma and shame of HIV, to present an uplifting and inspirational guide to staying positive in a negative world.

15 Heroines

15 Monologues Adapted from Ovid

Drawing inspiration from Ovid, fifteen leading female and non-binary British playwrights dramatise the lives of fifteen classical heroines in a series of new monologues for the twenty-first century.

CripTales: Six Monologues

Curated by Mat Fraser

Six fictional monologues portraying some very real experiences of disabled people in Britain, commissioned to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

Thunderbox

A short monologue play about a pregnant wheelchair user facing a tough decision, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

    The Shed

    A short monologue play exploring the power that a carer can exert over a wheelchair user's life, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

    Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

      Hamish

      A short monologue play exploring the challenges facing a young wheelchair user, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

      Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

        The Real Deal

        A short monologue play exploring the issue of benefits fraud, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

        Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

          Three Sisters

          A masterful new translation of Chekhov’s exploration of yearning and disillusionment.

          Evening Plays

          Three new dramas, written as a response to Dante's Divine Comedy.

          Exquisite Agony

          A play about the heart—its passions, its failures, and its ability to connect.

          Illyria

          It is 1958. In the midst of a building boom in New York City, Joe Papp and his colleagues are facing pressure from the city’s elite as they continue their free Shakespeare in Central Park.

          The Language Archive and Other Plays

          A new collection of plays by one of the most versatile dramatists in contemporary American theatre.

          The Sound Inside

          A riveting play exploring the limits of what one person can ask of another.

          Straight White Men/Untitled Feminist Show: Two Plays (US edition)

          Two plays by the award-winning dramatist, the first Asian-American female playwright to be produced on Broadway.

          Noughts & Crosses (Pilot Theatre stage version)

          An award-winning stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman's acclaimed novel, a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.