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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 181-198 of 1,556 items.

Out of Your Knowledge

A short play that explores our changing attitudes towards the landscape.

Why Can't We Live Together?

Set against the low hum of the War on Terror, Why Can't We Live Together? is a kaleidoscopic vision of our times through the lives of one man and one woman.

In a Vulnerable Place

A monologue documenting Steve Waters' own journey from the Norfolk Broads to the steppes of Mongolia to explore, first hand, what is happening to the natural world and the human heart.

Dean McBride

A vivid and poetic monologue play about deprivation, loss and redemption through love, telling the story of Dean, a young man hardened by suffering, who struggles in life before finding his way back to happiness.

Woman Caught Unaware

A searing examination of the culture of body-shaming, exploring how images of women are represented in art and social media.

The Road to Huntsville

A short play about a writer researching women who fall in love with men on death row, who then finds herself crossing the line.

Closer to God

A short play exploring the private worlds of strangers, living side by side but generations apart.

Boys and Girls

A play in verse following four young people across one night in Dublin.

Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane

A play about losing someone close to you, about the human need to remember and connect.

The Milliner and the Weaver

A short play about the Suffragette movement in Ireland, as the question of Home Rule divides the nation.

The Lioness

A short play about Elizabeth I: the myth and the reality.

Handbagged (one-act version)

A short play about the working relationship between Mrs Thatcher and the Queen.

Bloody Wimmin

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

Acting Leader

A short play about Margaret Beckett finding herself Acting Leader of the Opposition after the sudden death of John Smith.

The Panel

A short play about the power politics underlying the selection of any candidate.

Playing the Game

A short play about the election of a new President of a Students' Association.

Pink

A short play about a millionaire businesswoman confronted by an unexpected visitor.

You, Me and Wii

A short play by the author of the Adrian Mole books, set in a council house in a small Leicestershire town at election time.