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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Brute

A solo show about a rather twisted schoolgirl.

Valued Friends

A comedy of manners about the property market.

Interruptions

A boldly innovative drama exploring ideas about democracy, politics and leadership.

Estate Walls

A play about a young writer who dreams of leaving his estate. The play that won Arinzé Kene the Most Promising Playwright at the 2011 Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards).

Notes on Falling Leaves

A poignant, elegiac short play from the author of East is East.

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Here We Go

A short play about death by Caryl Churchill.

Pigs and Dogs

A short, startling play about Uganda's 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Act and what lies behind it.

Mehndi Night

A touching family tale about resentment and forgiveness on the night before a wedding.

Stolen Secrets

From the heart of London's East End, Stolen Secrets are urban fairytales, bold, lyrical and gruesome, that can be performed individually or together for maximum shock value.

The Unravelling

A Fringe First Award-winning fable about the power of mythology to change your life.

Edgar & Annabel

An Orwellian dystopian fable about a group of freedom fighters attempting to stand up to a repressive regime, while being continuously subjected to surveillance.

The Swan

An examination of the ties that hold us together in a fractured society.

Nightwatchman

A British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares for the innings of her life for England against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.

There is a War

A miniature epic that explores the mad savagery of war with biting black comedy, and takes us into the dark heart of a strange and surreal conflict.

Quelques Fleurs

A short play from the leading Scottish poet and playwright.

The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping

A bittersweet comedy about life, love and friendship once school is long gone.

The Dream Collector

An ensemble play for teenage performers created by award-winning playwright Fin Kennedy.

Fast

An ensemble play for teenage performers created by award-winning playwright Fin Kennedy.