Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Wuthering Heights (2020 stage version)

A ferocious, wild and utterly exhilarating adaptation of Emily Brontë's indelible masterpiece.

The Haystack

An explosive espionage thriller that explores how we can live honestly, love freely, and stay authentic when the advances in cutting-edge technology outpace the law.

Faustus: That Damned Woman

A radical new work in which the iconic character of Faustus becomes a woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to traverse centuries and change the course of history.

The Welkin

Lucy Kirkwood's new play, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in January 2020.

Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

Three extraordinary plays by one of the most audacious and talented playwrights of our times: Jerusalem, The River and The Ferryman. Plus his short film The Clear Road Ahead, and a conversation with playwright Simon Stephens.

The Tyler Sisters

A funny, heartening exploration of time, and the unassuming moments that make up our lives.

Teenage Dick

A darkly comic, smashed-up retelling of Richard III, Shakespeare's classic tale about the lust for power.

Swive [Elizabeth]

Ella Hickson's new play, about sex as power in the reign of Elizabeth I.

Dear Evan Hansen: The Complete Book and Lyrics (West End edition)

A new edition of the hugely successful musical, published alongside its West End premiere. 

Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale

By Piers Torday Original author Charles Dickens

A new version of Dickens' Christmas tale, refreshed for the 21st century.

The Last Noël

A funny, moving, uplifting play about Christmas, with original songs.

The Arrival

A taut family drama about obsession, betrayal and the human need to belong.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)

A brilliant adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece that places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.

The Jungle Book (Jessica Swale stage version)

An exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's family classic.

Spiderfly

A taut, thrilling debut play for two actors, premiered at Theatre503, London.

Poisoned Polluted

A stark, bold, powerful and poetic drama looking at the effects on adult life of childhood trauma and the cycles of drug abuse.

Shook

A tender and honest play examining the young men society shuts away. Winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Germ Free Adolescent

A fierce, funny and irreverent OCD love story that asks: what exactly is 'normal' anyway?