Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Stage Kiss

Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s most widely produced playwrights, brings her unique mix of lyricism, sparkling humour and fierce intelligence to the world of romantic comedy.

The James Plays

Rona Munro’s vividly imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century.

The Book of Grace

Suzan-Lori Parks' fierce and intimate three-person drama, a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog.

Prodigal Son

An explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of either salvation or destruction, from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt.

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The Humans (US edition)

A powerful comedy-drama about a family gathering at Thanksgiving, from a gifted young American playwright.

Sotto Voce

An imaginative exploration of the power of memory, love and human connection.

World Factory: The Game

A participative theatre experience about global consumer capitalism, offering readers the opportunity to play – as individuals or in teams – the managers of a clothing factory in China.

The Liquid Plain

A sweeping historical saga told with lyricism and power, The Liquid Plain brings to life a group of people whose stories have been erased from history.

Ode to Joy

A sensitive drama about the interplay between illness, addiction and love, from the acclaimed American playwright Craig Lucas.

Caroline, or Change (US edition)

By Tony Kushner By (composer) Jeanine Tesori

The book and lyrics of the extraordinary musical theatre hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

Mary Page Marlowe

An intimate and moving play about an accountant from Ohio, and her apparently humdrum life.

Night is a Room

A searing exploration of love’s power to both ruin and remake our lives.

Ripcord

A gloriously biting comedy set in a rest home, from the author of Good People and Rabbit Hole.

Plays from VAULT 3

Five new plays from VAULT Festival

An anthology of five of the best plays from VAULT 2018, London’s biggest and most exciting arts festival.

Daphne's Dive

A play about what it means to be an outsider while searching for empathy and connection.

Indecent

Inspired by Sholem Asch's play God of Vengeance, about an amorous affair between two women, Paula Vogel's Indecent is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

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100 Plays for the First Hundred Days

A unique and personal response to the extraordinary events of the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald J. Trump - a play diary for each day of the presidency, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

The Band's Visit

The Tony Award-winning musical about an Egyptian band that gets stranded in a small Israeli desert town.