Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

A Table Tennis Play

A play about how everything and nothing changes as people bat a ball.

8 Hotels

A play about passion, suspicion and revenge, based on true events involving some of the twentieth century's most influential American artists.

Robert Holman Plays: One

Five plays from Robert Holman's first decade of playwriting.

The Natural Cause

A dark and disturbing portrait of mental illness, and its effects on a young family.

Mud

A group of lonely people converge on the North Yorkshire moors, in Robert Holman's first full-length play.

Other Worlds

A gorilla is taken for a French spy by an eighteenth-century fishing community on the isolated North Yorkshire coast, in a play that explores fears of the unknown.

Today

From a Cambridge college to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War, Today is a panoramic study of life, desire and the search for a fundamental self in the midst of a shifting, uncertain world.

The Overgrown Path

An aspiring academic arrives on a Greek island to interview a reclusive scientist, in a play about history and the stories we tell each other to make sense of ourselves.

Daughterhood

A beautiful, ferocious play about the bonds that tie us, and how we sometimes need to break them.

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

A madcap adventure story for young people (and older detectives) to watch, read and perform.