Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 163-180 of 1,556 items.

3 Billion Seconds

A hilarious, macabre love story about a pregnant couple of activists attempting to offset the carbon footprint of their unborn baby's life.

JERICHO

An off-kilter, high-energy, form-pushing play about what pro-wrestling and politics have in common.

A Hundred Words for Snow

A play about a teenage girl's solo journey to the North Pole with her father's ashes.

Superhoe

A play about a twenty-something who spends all her time on social media while dreaming of becoming a success.

Distant Early Warning

A short play set in 2053 in what was once Greenland.

Published in volume A Hundred Words for Snow

    Cost of Living

    Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an exquisitely original, honest and deftly funny play that explores our need to connect and be loved regardless of the gulfs that disability, race, class, and wealth place between us.

    Original Death Rabbit

    A painfully funny play, shining a light on one woman's struggle with the dark side of the internet

    One Jewish Boy

    A bittersweet comedy addressing anti-Semitism through one young family's struggle against prejudice.

    Sweat

    A topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America's economic decline. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Best Play at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

    Three

    A short play about three young Israelis caught up in a hostage situation.

    Published in volume One Jewish Boy

      The Messiah (2018 edition)

      A hilarious Christmas comedy that conjures up the sublime, the ridiculous and the truly angelic.

      Drip

      By Tom Wells By (composer) Matthew Robins

      A one-man musical comedy about a fifteen-year-old boy who finds himself in deep water when he joins a synchronised swimming team, even though he can't swim.

      Snowflake

      An epic story about generational conflict, fathers and daughters, and whether we're living in the best or worst of times.

      Switzerland

      A gripping psychological thriller, filled with razor-sharp dialogue.

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      Sunrise

      An honest, tender-hearted and uproariously funny story from actress, comedian, writer and doodler Jessie Cave – with colour illustrations throughout.

      The Nightingales

      A funny, touching and thought-provoking comedy drama about the members of a village choir.

      Asking for It (stage version)

      A powerful adaptation of Louise O'Neill's devastating novel about the experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by a horrific act of violence.