Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 37-54 of 1,528 items.

Kenneth Lonergan: Three Plays

A collection of plays by the acclaimed film director, playwright and screenwriter: This Is Our Youth, The Waverly Gallery and Lobby Hero.

We Anchor in Hope

A play about the end of an era as a London boozer closes its doors one final time.

A Doll's House, Part 2

A funny, probing, and bold play that picks up where Ibsen's A Doll's House left off, and offers a sharp contemporary take on the struggles inherent in all human relationships across time.

Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.

A girl made of glass. Gods and murders. A serial killer's friends. And a secret in a bottle. Four stories by Caryl Churchill.

Two Ladies

A powerful drama about the first ladies of France and America, as their husbands clash over an international crisis.

Amsterdam

By Maya Arad Yasur Translated by Eran Edry

A strikingly original, audacious thriller from a prize-winning Israeli writer.

LIT

A play exploring the turbulent teenage years of a Nottingham girl looking for love in all the wrong places.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

A loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic.

Wild Swimming

A kaleidoscopic exploration of cultural progress, an interrogation of gender and privilege, and a wilfully ignorant history of English Literature.

How Love Is Spelt

A fresh, funny and playful tale of growing up and finding yourself in the city.

Hedda Tesman

By Cordelia Lynn Original author Henrik Ibsen

A reworking of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, asking what we inherit, what we endure and how we carry our history.

Fleabag: The Special Edition

A special edition of the outrageously funny, blazingly forthright stage play, featuring exclusive bonus material.

Appropriate

A gripping play about ghosts and the legacies we are left with.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (stage version)

Rona Munro's adaptation of Louis de Bernières' much-loved epic novel, set on an idyllic Greek island in 1941.

The Secret River (stage version)

A deeply moving and unflinching journey into Australia's dark history, adapted from Kate Grenville's acclaimed novel.

Collapsible

A funny, furious monologue about holding on in this collapsing world.

Enough

A poetic, unpredictable and explosive play about female friendship, and what happens when you can no longer be the woman people want.

For All I Care

A fast-moving, touchingly funny play about two very different women, both having a very bad day.