Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One

Five plays by leading playwright Lucy Kirkwood: Tinderboxit felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now, small hours, NSFW and Chimerica. With an introduction by the author.

Barbecue / Bootycandy: two plays

Two plays by a leading African-American playwright and director, Barbecue and Bootycandy.

The Kilroys List: Volume One

97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights

A collection of monologues and scenes from The Kilroys List, a vetted collection of plays written by female and trans writers, nominated by hundreds of professional artistic directors, literary managers, professors, producers, directors, and dramaturgs.

Maydays & Trying It On: two plays

Two plays by David Edgar, written thirty-five years apart, both exploring the theme of youth and revolution.

The Detroit Project

Three provocative dramas, Paradise Blue, Detroit ’67 and Skeleton Crew, making up a play cycle examining the sociopolitical history of Detroit.

Plays from VAULT 4

Seven new plays from VAULT Festival

An anthology of seven of the best plays from VAULT Festival 2019, London's biggest and most exciting arts festival.

The List

The riveting story of a woman haunted by internal regret when she fails to critically prioritise her world

Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

The fifth volume of the collected plays of one of our finest playwrights.

Kenneth Lonergan: Three Plays

A collection of plays by the acclaimed film director, playwright and screenwriter: This Is Our Youth, The Waverly Gallery and Lobby Hero.

Three Sisters (Chekhov/Nelson)

A masterful new translation of Chekhov’s exploration of yearning and disillusionment.

Evening Plays

Three new dramas, written as a response to Dante's Divine Comedy.

Straight White Men/Untitled Feminist Show: Two Plays (US edition)

Two plays by the award-winning dramatist, the first Asian-American female playwright to be produced on Broadway.

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box and Other Plays

Adrienne Kennedy's acclaimed play about an interracial love affair in the 1940s, in a volume with two other plays: Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side and Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?

Possible Worlds

Two lovers experience a baffling series of relationships together, each one just slightly and tantalizingly different.

Perfect Pie

A potent drama set over the course of a single afternoon. A reunion between two long-estranged women brings to light a buried memory and two teenagers' wild secret.

Habitat

Janet and her mother Margaret both live on Mapleview Lanes - the perfect neighbourhood with the perfect neighbours, until Lewis Chance buys a house on their street to open a group home for troubled adolescents.

I, Claudia

A touching and funny play about a girl on the cusp of adolescence.

Danny, King of the Basement

A heartwarming play about a boy who creates an imaginary world to deal with the instability and hardship of his daily life.