Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Haystack

An explosive espionage thriller that challenges the idea that 'if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear', exploring how we can live freely when advances in technology outpace the law.

Sink

A play of two voices for one actor, about memory, catastrophe and sacrifice.

Flights

A haunting and funny play about bereavement, brotherhood and breaking away from your past.

The Gift

An outrageous play about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation... and tea.

The Welkin

Lucy Kirkwood's play about a woman sentenced to hang for murder in 18th-century rural Suffolk.

Flights and Sink: Two Plays

Two plays about contemporary life in Ireland, from award-winning writer John O'Donovan.

The Small Hours

A National Theatre Connections play about teenagers, nightlife, and the small choices that have momentous consequences.

When They Go Low

A play about everyday feminism, consent and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. Written for the National Theatre Connections Festival.

Dear Evan Hansen: The Complete Book and Lyrics (West End edition)

A new edition of the hugely successful musical, published alongside its West End premiere. 

The Tyler Sisters

A funny, heartening exploration of time, and the unassuming moments that make up our lives.

Teenage Dick

A darkly comic, smashed-up retelling of Richard III, Shakespeare's classic tale about the lust for power.

Swive [Elizabeth]

Sex is power in the reign of Elizabeth I. Ella Hickson's play explores the ways and means by which women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure in order to get their way.

Little Baby Jesus

Three magnetic personalities and three remarkable stories from the poetic imagination of Arinzé Kene.

Estate Walls

A play about a young writer who dreams of leaving his estate. The play that won Arinzé Kene the Most Promising Playwright at the 2011 Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards).

Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale (stage play)

By Piers Torday Original author Charles Dickens

A revitalised stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's Christmas tale, by renowned author Piers Torday, focussing on Ebenezer Scrooge's sister Fan, the most monstrous miser ever known.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)

A brilliant adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece that places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.

The Last Noël

A funny, moving, uplifting play about Christmas, with original songs.

The Jungle Book (Children's Touring Partnership stage version)

Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale of family, belonging and identity has been reimagined in this acclaimed adaptation by Jessica Swale, with original songs by Joe Stilgoe.