Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

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.