Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Almost Nothing

By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

    At the Table

    By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

    An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

    Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

      Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday

      Two linked plays from the Russian playwright dubbed the 'female Chekhov', depicting the grim reality of domestic life in Soviet Russia.

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      Anna in the Tropics

      When a handsome new lector arrives at a family-run cigar factory with a copy of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, not everyone is delighted. Pride and passions are already running high as the factory is threatened by the race to industrialise and join the American Dream. In the heat of the crowded factory floor, Tolstoy's words inflame desires, inspire jealousies and force the family to look to its future.

      We Happy Few

      A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End.

      A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

      A bawdy, fast-paced, raunchy comedy musical from one of the world's most influential and innovative creators of musical theatre.

      Notes on Falling Leaves

      A poignant, elegiac short play from the author of East is East.

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      Three Women and a Piano Tuner

      An offbeat, lyrical drama about how our hopes and dreams can be thwarted by the choices we make - and by the ones we don't make.

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      The Concert / El Concierto

      A fascinating glimpse into the social and cultural complexities of Castro's Cuba.

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      Shimmer

      Surrounded by rain, rivers, lochs and floods, three generations of memory and experience ebb and flow through this lyrical play.

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      Shining City

      A brilliant, haunting play from the multi-award-winning author of The Weir.

      The Pull of Negative Gravity

      Shocking and beautiful, a powerful play about the impact of a soldier's injury in a foreign conflict on his family back home.

      Bombshells

      Six funny and perceptive monologues about the stresses of modern female life.

      The Unthinkable

      A hard-hitting play about the collapse of idealism in contemporary politics.

      Through a Cloud

      A historical play about a battle of wits between Oliver Cromwell and John Milton, by the well-known actor Jack Shepherd.

      Conor McPherson Plays: Two

      The second collection of plays from the multi-award winning author.

      Kevin Elyot: Four Plays

      A collection of plays from the acclaimed author of My Night With Reg, spanning twenty years of work from a playwright who brilliantly captured the comedy of pain.

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      Forty Winks

      A heart-wrenching drama of anguish and missed opportunities.

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