Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 127-144 of 1,528 items.

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 fuelled by rising anti-Semitism, about a relationship between a nice Jewish boy from North London and the nice, not-so-Jewish woman with whom he falls desperately in love.

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.

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    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.

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    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.

    100 Plays for the First Hundred Days

    A unique and personal response to the extraordinary events of the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald J. Trump - a play diary for each day of the presidency, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

    The Band's Visit

    The Tony Award-winning musical about an Egyptian band that gets stranded in a small Israeli desert town.

    The Detroit Project

    Three provocative dramas, Paradise Blue, Detroit ’67 and Skeleton Crew, making up a play cycle examining the sociopolitical history of Detroit.

    For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

    An elderly woman and her siblings become J.M. Barrie's classic characters in Sarah Ruhl's play about a family grieving over the death of their patriarch.

    Let Me Down Easy

    A solo show exploring experiences of death and dying through verbatim testimony.