Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Belongings

From the deserts of a modern war to the battleground of a family kitchen, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's explosive play delves into one woman's quest for identity and a place she can call home.

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Berlin Bertie

An intimate and at times savagely funny psychological study of two sisters, one of who has made her home in East Berlin and one who has stayed on in their native London.

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Better Days Better Knights

A sweet-hearted tale of a washed-up knight-of-old, from the grandfather of modern Scottish playwriting.

Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays

Edited by Misha Berson

A collection of contemporary Asian-American plays.

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Beyond Victims and Villains

Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights

The first of its kind - an anthology that explores how disabled artists depict the world they inhabit with their disabilities.

Big Big Sky

A beautifully tender new play that explores nature's influence on love, friendship and family – the belief that anyone who's lost can be found, even in the remotest of places.

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Big Ole Piece of Cake

A sparky play from the winner of the Irish Times Best New Play Award and the Stewart Parker Trust Award (for Noah and the Tower Flower).

Big White Fog

A poignant family drama set in Chicago against a backdrop of the Great Depression and the inescapable racism of the times.

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

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

    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 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.

    Birds of a Kind

    By Wajdi Mouawad Translated by Linda Gaboriau

    A sweeping drama about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in which a straitlaced family is forced to confront everything they know about their identities.

    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.