Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Funeral Director

An incisive and heartfelt play about sexuality, gender and religion in twenty-first-century Britain. Winner of the 2018 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Dealing with Clair

A satire on yuppie moral and emotional bankruptcy and a bleak, black comedy thriller.

The Hoes

A riotous celebration of sisterhood, showing that while life may throw up unexpected turbulence, friendships will last the course.

Victoria's Knickers

An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.

Close Quarters

A taut, funny and powerful drama about the first generation of female soldiers to serve in the British infantry in close combat.

ear for eye

Snapshots of lives, snapshots of experiences of protest; violence vs non-violence, direct action vs demonstrations, ear for eye follows characters navigating their way through society today.

debbie tucker green plays: one

A collection of six plays by one of the most distinctive playwrights working today.

Trying It On

An autobiographical monologue, written to be performed by its author David Edgar, in which Edgar at seventy confronts the ideals of his twenty-something self.

Crossings

A play with live music, waltzing and unexpected connections, exploring how we return, resettle and adapt.

Rathmines Road

Fraught, funny, and ferocious, a play that challenges the cultural response to accusations of sexual assault.

Stories

A funny and touching new play about the fertilisation of an idea.

Thick As Thieves

A tense, revealing play that explores what it means to care for one another and asks who, in a time of increasing disconnect, we expect to look after us.

The Wider Earth

A powerfully dramatic play about Charles Darwin's voyage on board HMS Beagle - an adventure that changed not only his own life, but also the history of the entire world.

Maydays (2018 version)

David Edgar's landmark play about the twenty-somethings who came of age in 1968 and were drawn into revolutionary politics. Revised version staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2018.

The Sweet Science of Bruising

An epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism in the world of 19th-century women’s boxing.

Maydays & Trying It On: two plays

Two plays by David Edgar, written thirty-five years apart, both exploring the theme of youth and revolution.

Eyam

A play about an outbreak of the plague in a small Derbyshire village in 1665.

The Unreturning

A compelling drama that explores the profound effect that war has on young lives.