Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 199-216 of 1,640 items.

ANNA

A radical play set in East Berlin in 1968, unfolding with all the tension of a spy thriller and the inexorable revelations of an Ibsen drama.

Lose Yourself

A fast and wild ride into the darker side of our celebrity obsessed culture.

1972: The Future of Sex

A devised play about three couples having sex for the first time – and a country on the brink of a sexual awakening.

Jude

A modern-day tale of unexpected genius and of our struggle to accommodate extraordinary talent, loosely inspired by Thomas Hardy's novel Jude the Obscure.

The Three Musketeers (stage version)

A riotously comic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, originally performed by physical-comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete.

Three Short Plays

Three short plays by one of the most inventive dramatists working today, each written in response to political events.

Small Island (stage version)

Andrea Levy's epic novel tracing the tangled history of Jamaica and Britain, adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson.

Ghost Stories (stage version)

The terrifying stageplay and worldwide cult phenomenon about a Professor of Parapsychology whose rationality is tested to breaking point – and beyond.

Blister (Multiplay Drama)

A tense relationship drama which examines how the effects of one moment can ripple through a galaxy of lives. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Blue (Multiplay Drama)

A disquieting and darkly funny play which shines a light on the state of mental-health services in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

katzenmusik (Multiplay Drama)

A darkly comic story about social inequality and upheaval, told in reverse. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Landmines (Multiplay Drama)

A stark, fast-paced and fraught play about political upheaval and the media's relationship with civil violence and terrorism in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Real Estate (Multiplay Drama)

A sharply observed, epic play combining elements of social realism and satire, which asks: who do our homes really belong to, and who gets to tell our stories? In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Red Helicopter (Multiplay Drama)

A thrilling, epic story about innocence, community and the dangerous power of unquestioning belief. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Skunk (Multiplay Drama)

A surreal, dreamlike and hilarious play exploring the pressures and transformations that happen to teenagers as they grow up. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Spooky Action at a Distance (Multiplay Drama)

A hard-hitting, poignant play about anti-immigration sentiment in Britain today. In the Multiplay Drama series.

THREE (Multiplay Drama)

A funny, dark and thrilling play about family connections and the fallout from violence. In the Multiplay Drama series.

VS09 (Multiplay Drama)

A sharp, fast-paced exploration of the possibilities of love, friendship and healing in the search for home. In the Multiplay Drama series.