Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Seven Jewish Children

A short play written in response to the situation in Gaza at the time of writing in January 2009.

How These Desperate Men Talk

A short play published for the first time, written during the author's time working with European theatremakers.

Lynndie's Gotta Gun

A short play published for the first time, written during the author's time working with European theatremakers.

Wormwood

A poetic and heart-rending play written in response to the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

Red Car, Blue Car

A heartbreaking short play about guilt, grief and responsibility, written for and performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2011.

Published in volume Jack Thorne Plays: One

Death of a Cyclist

A poignant, bleakly comic short monologue told by a woman killed in a cycling accident.

The Village Church

A short play about faith, families, and fitting in.

Baby Dolls

A futuristic comedy about conception, state control and rebellion.

How to Not Sink

A short play by Georgia Christou that looks at duty, love and dependency across three generations of women.

The Nightclub

A short play by Chloe Todd Fordham, about three very different women at a gay nightclub in Orlando, who are caught up in a terrifying hate crime.

Fucking Feminists

A fiercely funny short play by Rose Lewenstein investigating what feminism means, and what it has become.

Tituba

Tituba by Winsome Pinnock is a one-woman show about Tituba Indian, the enslaved woman who played a central role in the seventeenth-century Salem Witch Trials.

White Lead

A short play by Jessica Siân exploring the expectations and responsibilities of being an artist and a woman.

What is the Custom of Your Grief?

A short play by Timberlake Wertenbaker about an English schoolgirl who is befriended online by an Afghan girl after her brother is killed while on active duty in Afghanistan.

Finsbury Park

A short autobiographical monologue, first performed as part of the Come to Where I'm From festival at the Park Theatre, London, in 2016.

Snuff

A short play about an Iraqi War veteran.

The Price of a Fish Supper

A short play about a man whose fortunes have declined along with the Scottish fishing industry in which he has worked all his life.

Better Days Better Knights

A sweet-hearted tale of a washed-up knight-of-old, from the grandfather of modern Scottish playwriting.