Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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A short play about sponsorship and the arts.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

    Beautiful Eyes

    A short play about a family divided by politics, first performed in the week of Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017.

    Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

      Mary's Babies

      A provocative, funny and fascinating play, inspired by the true story of Mary Barton and her husband Bertold Wiesner, pioneers of fertility treatment.


      A searing exploration of unconditional love and of the personal sacrifices it demands.


      A wildly imaginative, irreverent look at life in and after the care system.


      A provocative play about four men convicted of sex crimes, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Clybourne Park.

      Company: The Complete Revised Book and Lyrics

      Published alongside the acclaimed, reimagined West End revival in 2018, this edition of Sondheim's hit musical features the complete revised book and lyrics for the production, plus colour production photographs.

      Alys, Always (stage version)

      A psychological thriller, adapted for the stage from Harriet Lane's gripping novel.

      Mary Jane

      A moving play about the stalwart endurance of a devoted mother, winner of the 2018 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.

      Miss You Like Hell

      A musical about the barriers and the bonds of family, and the complexities of immigration in today's America.


      A deeply moving story of a mother's fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

      Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

      Three solo plays exploring the lives of three queer youths and their resilience in the face of violence and intolerance. Winner of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

      The Gay Heritage Project

      An important piece of contemporary queer theatre, from three of Canada's most gifted performers.

      Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

      Two Plays

      Two plays from the leading Canadian playwright.

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      The List

      The riveting story of a woman haunted by internal regret when she fails to critically prioritise her world

      Paradise Lost

      A wickedly smart and funny feminist retelling of John Milton's epic poem about the first battle between good and evil, by a leading Canadian playwright.

      Princess & The Hustler

      A play about a cheeky 10-year-old with a plan to win the Weston-super-Mare Beauty Contest, against the backdrop of Black British Civil Rights marches in 1960s Bristol.


      A startling play about what – and who – we consume.