Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Wexford Trilogy

Set in a snooker club, a betting shop and a local church, each play introduces a mix of young cornerboys, old cowboys and chancers of any age in a lyrical, poignant and often hilarious account of lost dreams and thwarted ambitions.

Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

A rich selection of work by leading playwright Nicholas Wright, introduced by the playwright.

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Albert Speer

A panoramic historical drama about the man whose devotion to Hitler blinded him to the worst crime of the twentieth century, drawing closely on Gita Sereny's definitive and magisterial biography of Albert Speer.

War and Peace (stage version)

A magnificent two-play epic, adapted from Tolstoy's novel and first staged by Shared Experience.

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Miseryguts & Tartuffe

Two plays by Molière

Two plays from Molière, by 'Scotland's greatest living dramatist' (Scotland on Sunday).

Our New Girl

A startling psychological drama about the darker side of modern parenthood.

David Copperfield (stage version)

One of Dickens's best-loved and most autobiographical stories, brilliantly and faithfully dramatised by Alastair Cording.

Irish Shorts

Two-handers from the Abbey Theatre, Ireland

Selected by Aideen Howard

A collection of short plays by exciting new Irish writers, selected and introduced by the literary manager of the Abbey Theatre.

Passion Play

Peter Nichols's modern classic - a provocative comedy about sex, love and infidelity.

Crime and Punishment (stage version)

An exciting, fresh and accessible adaptation of Dostoyevsky's masterful novel.

Thérèse Raquin (Theatre Royal Bath stage version)

A story of lust, madness and destruction set in the backstreets of Paris. Based on Emile Zola's classic novel.

Tiger Country

A hospital play that follows a tangle of doctors and nurses in a busy London hospital.

The Domino Effect and other plays for teenagers

A second collection of plays by Fin Kennedy, author of How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found and The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping and other plays.

The Encounter

A solo show tracing one man's journey into the Amazon rainforest and to the limits of human consciousness, inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.

Plays from VAULT 2

Five new plays from VAULT Festival

An anthology of five of the best plays from VAULT 2017, London's biggest and most exciting arts festival.

Angels in America

A magnificent, two-part epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

Comment is Free & Start Swimming

Two plays

Two plays by award-winning writer James Fritz, each asking urgent, pointed and complex questions of the times we live in.

Buggy Baby & The Mikvah Project: Two Plays

Two plays showcasing the exciting and distinctive voice of Josh Azouz.