Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

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    The Turn of the Screw (stage version)

    A chilling adaptation of Henry James's classic ghost story.

    Tumulus

    A chilling, queer play-noir set amongst the shadowy hills of Hampstead Heath.

    Tuesdays at Tesco's

    A touching one-person play about a person's true identity, the first English-language adaptation of Emmanuel Darley's hit play, Le Mardi à Monoprix.

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    Tuesday

    With a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth

    By Alison Carr Translated by Daf James

    A funny and playful drama written specifically for young people, about what happens when the world literally turns upside-down. Bilingual edition: includes the original English play with a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth, by playwright Daf James.

    Trying to Find Chinatown

    David Henry Hwang is known for exploring the complex relationships which bridge Eastern and Western culture in modern America. It is a subject that has long haunted American drama: how, in a land of immigrants, does one deal with one's heritage and construct a sense of identity.

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    Trying It On

    An autobiographical monologue, written to be performed by its author David Edgar, in which Edgar at seventy confronts the ideals of his twenty-something self.

    truth and reconciliation

    A play about the aftermath of violence, in conflicts around the world from Rwanda to Northern Ireland, and from Zimbabwe to Bosnia.

    Trust

    A play about the bonds of trust in a tight-knit Loyalist community, and how easily they are shattered, from the multi-award winning writer of The Force of Change.

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    True Love Lies

    From the Canadian author of Cold Meat Party and Love and Human Remains, in sharp, non-stop dialogue, True Love Lives tears open the nuclear family and finds the heart that is often lost and forgotten. 

     
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    The True Life Fiction of Mata Hari

    A play about the notorious World War One femme fatale known as Mata Hari.

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    Trouble in Mind

    A radical satire of racism in theatre, widely considered the masterpiece of actress and playwright Alice Childress.

    Tribes

    A penetrating play about belonging, family and the limitations of communication.

    The Trials

    A searing play set in a near-future world, where those responsible for the climate emergency are being judged by a younger generation.

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    Trestle

    A tender but truthful exploration of love and ageing, asking how we choose to live in the face of soaring life expectancies. Winner of the 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize.

    Treetops

    A play about the early resistance to policies of apartheid or racial segregation in Cape Town, South Africa, in the 1950s.

    Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays