Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Meaning of Zong

Giles Terera's boldly inventive debut play about Olaudah Equiano and the historical movement to abolish slavery - a timely response to the social upheaval the world has witnessed in recent years.

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Sorry, You're Not a Winner

A striking new play about aspiration, social mobility and getting caught between class.

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Red Pitch

A fast-paced and sharp-edged coming-of-age story about three young footballers, exploring the impact of relentless change on London's communities.

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Sauce and All Honey: Two Plays

Two sweet and saucy comedies from an award-winning Irish playwright.

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With a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth

By Alison Carr Translated by Daf James

A funny and playful drama written specifically for young people, about what happens when the world literally turns upside-down. Bilingual edition: includes the original English play with a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth, by playwright Daf James.

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Mrs Delgado

A funny and poignant play for one actor that tells a story of desire, control, raised blinds and lowered boundaries. This edition also includes the monologue Phoenix.

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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage (stage version)

The stage version of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, which is set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt.

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Spring Awakening: A Musical

The groundbreaking rock musical about teenage sexuality, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

Mlima's Tale

A powerful and unforgettable drama about the illegal international ivory trade, from an American dramatist whose plays have captivated audiences around the world.

Andy's Gone

A contemporary Canadian retelling of the story of Antigone.

Refractions: Scenes

A collection of scenes from a wide range of contemporary works by Canadian playwrights, reflecting Canada's artistic landscape through a breadth of themes, styles, cultures, regions, and creative practices.

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

The archetypal student-teacher romance is cleverly turned on its head for the post-#MeToo era in this striking play by an acclaimed Canadian playwright.

After Life

By Jack Thorne Original author Hirokazu Kore-eda

A surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives, and a haunting meditation on what it is to live – and to die.

My Family and Other Animals (stage version)

A delightful and inventive stage version of Gerald Durrell's well-loved memoir of a childhood growing up in Corfu.

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1984 (stage version)

By George Orwell Adapted by Nick Hern

A bold and powerful dramatisation of George Orwell's classic dystopia, ideal for any school, youth group or amateur company.

The IT

A darkly comic state-of-the-nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within.

Straight White Men & Untitled Feminist Show: two plays

Two compassionately subversive plays about identity, by Young Jean Lee, a Korean American playwright whose work is groundbreaking, humorous and often thrillingly transgressive.

A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version) (new edition)

Charles Dickens' timeless classic, brought to life in a joyous new adaptation by Jack Thorne.