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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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What I (Don't) Know About Autism

A sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking journey into the world of autism, mixing narrative, song, dance and direct address to explore this contentious and often misunderstood subject matter.

Caresses

By Sergi Belbel Translated by John London

An acclaimed Catalan drama that presesnt a disturbing picture of contemporary Western society set against a background of urban alienation and violence.

The Scorched Garden

By Juan Mayorga Translated by Nick Darke

A play about a group of inmates who have been locked up in a mental hospital since the Spanish Civil War.

Bazaar

By David Planell Translated by John Clifford

A play by young Spanish dramatist David Planell, about the hilarious attempt to get an accident video shown on TV, releasing undercurrents of racism in society.

Bleeding Heart

A short dark comedy from Spain, in which a naive middle-aged transvestite encounters a petty thief nicknamed 'sour face'.

Roundabout

A play about obsession and delusion, by a major Spanish dramatist.

Wolf Kisses

A luminous tale from Spain, about a young woman who returns to her rural village home to await her Parisian lover.

The Haystack

An explosive espionage thriller that challenges the idea that 'if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear', exploring how we can live freely when advances in technology outpace the law.

Sink

A play of two voices for one actor, about memory, catastrophe and sacrifice.

Flights

A haunting and funny play about bereavement, brotherhood and breaking away from your past.

The Gift

An outrageous play about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation... and tea.

The Welkin

Lucy Kirkwood's play about a woman sentenced to hang for murder in 18th-century rural Suffolk.

Flights and Sink: Two Plays

Two plays about contemporary life in Ireland, from award-winning writer John O'Donovan.

The Small Hours

A National Theatre Connections play about teenagers, nightlife, and the small choices that have momentous consequences.

When They Go Low

A play about everyday feminism, consent and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. Written for the National Theatre Connections Festival.

Dear Evan Hansen: The Complete Book and Lyrics (West End edition)

A new edition of the hugely successful musical, published alongside its West End premiere. 

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The Tyler Sisters

A funny, heartening exploration of time, and the unassuming moments that make up our lives.

Teenage Dick

A darkly comic, smashed-up retelling of Richard III, Shakespeare's classic tale about the lust for power.