Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 379-396 of 1,737 items.

The Last Witch

A play about the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland, The Last Witch explores the psychological rifts that can divide close communities and drive families apart.

Little Gem

A poignant and hilarious play about love, sex, birth, death and salsa classes, following three generations of women over one extraordinary year.

Moment

An explosive drama about how one terrible moment can change lives irrevocably.

Joseph K

A darkly comic stage adaptation of The Trial, relocating Kafka's classic novel to twenty-first-century London.

Swallows and Amazons (stage version)

A wonderfully theatrical adaptation of the much-loved children's classic, with songs by Neil Hannon.

Tearing the Loom & In a Little World of Our Own

Two plays from playwright Gary Mitchell, known for his powerful explorations of the conflicts troubling Northern Ireland.

In Praise of Love

An almost unbearably moving story of veiled emotions running deep, based on the true life situation of Rex Harrison's wife, Kay Kendall, and her early death from cancer.

Big White Fog

A poignant family drama set in Chicago against a backdrop of the Great Depression and the inescapable racism of the times.

Abandonment

A play about love, death, identity and evolution, from the bestselling and highly acclaimed novelist.

Holes in the Skin

A gripping play about the nature of violence.

Wuthering Heights (stage version)

An eminently actable, and readable, version of the well-loved story about a passionate but doomed love affair, one of the most famous and enduring love stories in the English language.

The Gatekeeper

A darkly comic play about the disintegration of a family get-together.

Three Birds

A startling and darkly comic drama about childhood, family and fantasy. Winner of the Bruntwood Prize 2011.

Good People

A funny and tender drama that explores how even if you live on the brink, destiny can have a way of surprising you.

Elephants

A sharp black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most.

Image of an Unknown Young Woman

A startlingly theatrical look at what happens when a politically inflammatory video goes viral and it all kicks off.

Crushed Shells and Mud

A play about conflicted desire and dangerous loyalties in a world trembling in the grip of a devastating epidemic.

New Labour

A comedy drama about being young, working in a shit job, living in debt, and all the funny and sad things you do to cope.