Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Fishermen (stage version)

A powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate set in a small Nigerian town. Adapted from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel.

Huff & Stitch: two plays

Two gritty, powerful solo shows from award-winning Indigenous Canadian playwright Cliff Cardinal, exploring the lives of marginalized characters.

Valued Friends

A comedy of manners about the property market.

Interruptions

A boldly innovative drama exploring ideas about democracy, politics and leadership.

Finsbury Park

A short autobiographical monologue, first performed as part of the Come to Where I'm From festival at the Park Theatre, London, in 2016.

Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women's Lives

Eight Monologues

A collection of monologues that document, remember and bear witness to a century of struggle for progress and equality for women in the United Kingdom.

Stephen Jeffreys: Plays

A selection of the best work of Stephen Jeffreys, including his acclaimed plays The Libertine and The Clink.

Flesh and Bone

A vivid and fast-paced ride through a working-class London estate, fusing Shakespeare-inspired lyricism with Cockney accents.

Genesis Inc.

An explosively funny comedy that takes a closer look at the lengths to which people will go to defy biology – and at the moral compass of an industry that trades on fear and hope.

One For Sorrow

Following an attack on London, a family let a stranger into their house. Cordelia Lynn's play explores community and the limits of tolerance.

Bold Girls

A sharply funny, moving play set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland and celebrating women’s strength under siege.

How I Learned to Drive

A Lolita-like tale of female sexual awakening, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.

Lava

A timely play about grief, masculinity and the power of expression, exploring what happens when the capital city is hit by a small asteroid.

Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women

By Various Edited by Sue Parrish

A collection of short plays curated by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre.

Small Tragedy

A remarkably funny, sharply articulated missive about tragedy in the contemporary world.

Wilderness (April De Angelis)

A short play by April De Angelis, about a patient and her psychiatrist as they head into the wilderness to find out how sane any of us really are.

    How to Not Sink

    A short play by Georgia Christou that looks at duty, love and dependency across three generations of women.

    The Nightclub

    A short play about three very different women at a gay nightclub in Orlando, who are caught up in a terrifying hate crime.