Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 19-36 of 1,528 items.

The Arrival

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

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.

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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?

Unknown Rivers

A poignant and life-affirming play about the extraordinary powers of female friendship.

When the Crows Visit

A dark and thrilling play inspired by true events in modern-day India, exploring the themes of Ibsen's Ghosts and the cyclical nature of oppression.

The Antipodes

Part satire, part sacred rite, a play that asks what value stories have for a world in crisis.

God's Dice

Science and religion go head to head in this electric tragicomedy: a ferociously funny battle for power, fame and followers.

Vassa

A new adaptation by Mike Bartlett of Maxim Gorky's savagely funny play, premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London.

Little Baby Jesus & Estate Walls

Two plays

Two plays, both set in contemporary inner-city London, showcasing the remarkable poetic and theatrical imagination of writer/performer Arinzé Kene.

There Are No Beginnings

A play about the women whose lives and livelihoods were affected by the murderous attacks of the Yorkshire Ripper.

I Wanna Be Yours

A tender, funny, lyrical debut play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you've got, premiered by Paines Plough and Tamasha.

Fibres

A big-hearted, hilarious drama about what it means to entwine our lives with another, told by four resilient, witty Glaswegian characters.

Out of Sorts

A drama about clashing cultural values and the struggle to hold it all together. Winner of the 2018 International Playwriting Award.

The Beacon

A drama about a Dublin artist haunted by a mysterious accident in her past.

The Last King of Scotland (stage version)

An electrifying thriller about corruption and complicity, adapted from Giles Foden's multi-award-winning novel.