Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Thunderbox

A short monologue play about a pregnant wheelchair user facing a tough decision, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

    The Shed

    A short monologue play exploring the power that a carer can exert over a wheelchair user's life, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

    Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

      Hamish

      A short monologue play exploring the challenges facing a young wheelchair user, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

      Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

        The Real Deal

        A short monologue play exploring the issue of benefits fraud, commissioned by the BBC as part of CripTales, a television series marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act.

        Published in volume CripTales: Six Monologues

          Three Sisters

          A masterful new translation of Chekhov’s exploration of yearning and disillusionment.

          Evening Plays

          Three new dramas, written as a response to Dante's Divine Comedy.

          Exquisite Agony

          A play about the heart—its passions, its failures, and its ability to connect.

          Illyria

          It is 1958. In the midst of a building boom in New York City, Joe Papp and his colleagues are facing pressure from the city’s elite as they continue their free Shakespeare in Central Park.

          The Language Archive and Other Plays

          A new collection of plays by one of the most versatile dramatists in contemporary American theatre.

          The Sound Inside

          A riveting play exploring the limits of what one person can ask of another.

          Straight White Men/Untitled Feminist Show: Two Plays (US edition)

          Two plays by the award-winning dramatist, the first Asian-American female playwright to be produced on Broadway.

          Noughts & Crosses (Pilot Theatre stage version)

          An award-winning stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman's acclaimed novel, a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.

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          Three Kings

          A heartbreaking and hilarious play for a solo actor about fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships. 

          The Last of the Pelican Daughters

          A comedy about four sisters trying to come to terms with their mother's death.

          Bright. Young. Things.

          A funny, fast-paced play about identity, truth and the challenge of finding out who you really are. Part of Platform, an initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books, aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

          Heavy Weather

          A powerful, timely play featuring songs, about one girl taking control of her destiny in a world teetering on the brink. Part of Platform, an initiative aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

          Isolated But Open

          Voices from Across The Shutdown

          Twelve new monologues written in response to the coronavirus outbreak in 2020 as part of Papatango's scheme to inspire creativity and share brilliant new stories.

          Maggie May

          An extraordinary drama about an ordinary family who must balance the challenges of daily life whilst living with dementia.