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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Natural Cause

A dark and disturbing portrait of mental illness, and its effects on a young family.

Mud

A group of lonely people converge on the North Yorkshire moors, in Robert Holman's first full-length play.

Other Worlds

A gorilla is taken for a French spy by an eighteenth-century fishing community on the isolated North Yorkshire coast, in a play that explores fears of the unknown.

Today

From a Cambridge college to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War, Today is a panoramic study of life, desire and the search for a fundamental self in the midst of a shifting, uncertain world.

The Overgrown Path

An aspiring academic arrives on a Greek island to interview a reclusive scientist, in a play about history and the stories we tell each other to make sense of ourselves.

Something Awful

A thrilling play inspired by the true-crime story of the Slenderman.

Second Home

A play exploring the experiences of growing up mixed-race in twenty-first century Ireland.

Madame Ovary

The heartbreaking and hilarious true story of the author's own experience of ovarian cancer.

Take Care

An astonishing, tragic and uplifting verbatim play about the care system in the UK today.

Heroes

A poignant exploration of fallen idols, family secrets and the human price of forgiveness.

This is a Chair

A short play about the surreal nature of modern life.

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Withdrawal

A play from Syria, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

603

A play from Palestine, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

Damage

A play from Morocco, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

The House (Plays from the Arab World)

By Arzé Khodr Translated by Khalid Laith

A play from Lebanon, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

Egyptian Products

By Laila Soliman Translated by Khalid Laith

A play from Egypt, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

Rappaccini's Daughter

The only play by leading Mexican poet Octavio Paz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Grotty

A dark and savage play exploring the London lesbian scene.