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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Aspidistra Code

A sinister but comic drama of honour and violence, from the award-winning author of Howie the Rookie.

The Play About Calais

A short play based on the author's own visit to the 'Jungle' refugee camp in Calais and the people he met along the way.

Comment is Free

A journalist forms the centre of a devastating media storm in James Fritz's urgent, gripping and innovative play.

Start Swimming

A play about occupation, revolution and what the future holds for today’s youth.

Tumulus

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

Glitter Punch

A gritty, coming-of-age drama about first love.

Burkas and Bacon Butties

A heart-warming, clash-of-cultures comedy set in a Wigan taxi.

Wind Bit Bitter, Bit Bit Bit Her

An enthralling monologue about love and loss.

The Strongbox

A story of domestic servitude and abuse of power.

Drip Feed

An infectious, dark comedy monologue play about the messiness of being young(ish), female and queer.

The Half Of It

A darkly lyrical monologue about a life, lived unseen. Winner of the Stewart Parker Award in 2018.

Thrown

A child-psychologist attempts to record what she's spent her whole life trying to forget, as the memories of former patients collide with her own.

Open

A frank, refreshing romance that draws on interviews, conversation and private correspondence to explore the authors' real-life open marriage.

Inside Voices

A blend of dark comedy and magic realism in a subversive portrayal of three Singaporean Muslim women challenging the bounds of freedom, feminism and faith in a place that isn't home.

Alcatraz

A thrilling play about family and social care that follows 11-year-old Sandy on her daring, Christmas mission to emulate Clint Eastwood and bust her gran out of lock-up.

3 Billion Seconds

A hilarious, macabre love story about a pregnant couple of activists attempting to offset the carbon footprint of their unborn baby's life.

JERICHO

An off-kilter, high-energy, form-pushing play about what pro-wrestling and politics have in common.

Citysong

The Verity Bargate Award-winning play about three generations of a Dublin family.