Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Lava

A timely play about grief, masculinity and the power of expression, exploring what happens when the capital city is hit by a small asteroid.

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Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women

By Various Edited by Sue Parrish

A collection of short plays curated by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre.

Small Tragedy

A remarkably funny, sharply articulated missive about tragedy in the contemporary world.

Wilderness (April De Angelis)

A short play about a patient and her psychiatrist as they head into the wilderness to find out how sane any of us really are.

    How to Not Sink

    A short play by Georgia Christou that looks at duty, love and dependency across three generations of women.

    The Nightclub

    A short play about three very different women at a gay nightclub in Orlando, who are caught up in a terrifying hate crime.

    Fucking Feminists

    A fiercely funny short play by Rose Lewenstein, investigating what feminism means, and what it has become.

    Tituba

    Tituba by Winsome Pinnock is a one-woman show about Tituba Indian, the enslaved woman who played a central role in the seventeenth-century Salem Witch Trials.

    The Road to Huntsville

    A short play about a writer researching women who fall in love with men on death row, who then finds herself crossing the line.

    White Lead

    A short play exploring the expectations and responsibilities of being an artist and a woman.

    What is the Custom of Your Grief?

    A short play by Timberlake Wertenbaker about an English schoolgirl who is befriended online by an Afghan girl after her brother is killed while on active duty in Afghanistan.

    Leave Taking

    Two generations. Three incredible women. An epic story of what we leave behind in order to find home.

    The Strange Death of John Doe

    A powerful and poignant drama about the search for the identity of a young man whose body is found face down in a suburban street.

    Killer Joe

    A tense thriller that asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.

    Sex with Robots and Other Devices

    A fearless examination of the future of sex, and a fascinating vision of where humanity could be heading next.

    Borders

    An urgent, moving and occasionally hilarious play about the migrant crisis and the politics of the Middle East.

    The Assassination of Katie Hopkins

    A smart, witty new musical by Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth about truth, celebrity and public outrage.

    Grotty & Brute: Two Plays

    Two unflinching plays from exciting new writer and performer, Izzy Tennyson.