Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Homos, or Everyone in America

A raw and provocative portrait of a love story, exploding attitudes, emotions and prejudices that sit at the heart of relationships across the world.

How to Spot an Alien

A play for young people (age five and up) to watch, read and perform, about one confused alien, two brave kids and a busted spaceship.

Drip Feed & The Half Of It: Two Plays

Two rich and startling monologues from award-winning actor and playwright Karen Cogan.

Blackthorn

A contemporary, lyrical love story that explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love.

The Political History of Smack and Crack

An angry and passionate play chronicling the fallout for communities crushed by the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism.

CLASS

Funny, heartbreaking and beautifully observed, CLASS is an award-winning play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.

The Fishermen (stage version)

A powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate set in a small Nigerian town. Adapted from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel.

Huff & Stitch: two plays

Two gritty, powerful solo shows from award-winning Indigenous Canadian playwright Cliff Cardinal, exploring the lives of marginalized characters.

Valued Friends

A comedy of manners about the property market.

Interruptions

A boldly innovative drama exploring ideas about democracy, politics and leadership.

Finsbury Park

A short autobiographical monologue, first performed as part of the Come to Where I'm From festival at the Park Theatre, London, in 2016.

Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women's Lives

Eight Monologues

A collection of monologues that document, remember and bear witness to a century of struggle for progress and equality for women in the United Kingdom.

Stephen Jeffreys: Plays

A selection of the best work of Stephen Jeffreys, including his acclaimed plays The Libertine and The Clink.

Flesh and Bone

A vivid and fast-paced ride through a working-class London estate, fusing Shakespeare-inspired lyricism with Cockney accents.

Genesis Inc.

An explosively funny comedy that takes a closer look at the lengths to which people will go to defy biology – and at the moral compass of an industry that trades on fear and hope.

One For Sorrow

Following an attack on London, a family let a stranger into their house. Cordelia Lynn's play explores community and the limits of tolerance.

Bold Girls

A sharply funny, moving play set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland and celebrating women’s strength under siege.

How I Learned to Drive

A Lolita-like tale of female sexual awakening, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.