Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Ghost Stories from an Old Country

A riveting and poignant exploration of the ties that bind us, threaded through with captivating fables. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Published in volume Papatango Plays

    The Silence and the Noise

    A play that beautifully captures the story of two young people on the edge. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

    Published in volume Papatango Plays

      Mum

      A raw and real exploration of early motherhood, from the award-winning writer of Emilia.

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      The Wasp

      A twisting two-hander, a psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Emilia.

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      Belongings

      From the deserts of a modern war to the battleground of a family kitchen, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's explosive play delves into one woman's quest for identity and a place she can call home.

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      SAUCE

      A play about death and rebirth, from an award-winning Irish playwright.

      Published in volume SAUCE and All honey: Two Plays

        All honey

        A play about sex, secrets and suspicion, winner of the 2017 Fishamble New Writing Award.

        Published in volume SAUCE and All honey: Two Plays

          Phoenix

          A powerful story of fire and destruction, self-deceit and the corrosion of trust.

          Published in volume Mrs Delgado

            Guidesky and I

            A funny and poignant drama about loneliness and the opportunity for connection, first performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

            Published in volume Inside/Outside

              When the Daffodils

              A searching portrait of human kindness in a world that sets limits on how we care for the vulnerable. First performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season of short plays.

              Published in volume Inside/Outside

                Ursa Major

                A heartbreakingly funny play about love, life and human connection, first performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

                Published in volume Inside/Outside

                  Two Billion Beats (short play version)

                  A short play about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don't make the rules. First performed as part of Inside/Outside, a season of short plays staged at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.

                  Published in volume Inside/Outside

                    The Kiss

                    A tender, funny and beautifully observed study of lives in limbo, and a glimmer of hope for what lies ahead. First performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

                    Published in volume Inside/Outside

                      Prodigal

                      A short play about community, identity and the enduring strength of family ties. First performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

                      Published in volume Inside/Outside

                        Thunderbox

                        A short monologue play about a pregnant wheelchair user facing a tough decision, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

                        Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

                          The Shed

                          A short monologue play exploring the power that a carer can exert over a wheelchair user's life, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

                          Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

                            Hamish

                            A short monologue play exploring the challenges facing a young wheelchair user, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

                            Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

                              The Real Deal

                              A short monologue play exploring the issue of benefits fraud, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

                              Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues