Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) (New Edition)

By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

A loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic.

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story (stage version)

A spine-tingling stage adaptation that is faithful to the heart and spirit of Charles Dickens' much-loved festive ghost story – with an emphasis on the ghostly.

Samskara

An explosive fusion of text, physical theatre and hip-hop dance exploring vulnerability, emotional trauma and what it means to be a black man in twenty-first-century Britain.

Milk and Gall

A funny, surreal play reflecting the experience of being a new mother under Trump.

The Mirror and the Light (stage version)

The final part of Hilary Mantel's hugely acclaimed Wolf Hall trilogy, adapted by the author with the actor Ben Miles and staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Some Of Us Exist In The Future

An utterly original, wryly funny play about one woman's search for a place to belong in a world that's not all it seems. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Published in volume Papatango Plays

    Ghost Stories from an Old Country

    A riveting and poignant exploration of the ties that bind us, threaded through with captivating fables. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

    Published in volume Papatango Plays

      The Silence and the Noise

      A play that beautifully captures the story of two young people on the edge. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

      Published in volume Papatango Plays

        Papatango Plays

        Three Prize-Winning Plays

        Three urgent and compelling plays, joint winners of the 2021 New Writing Prize awarded by acclaimed theatre company Papatango, in partnership with English Touring Theatre.

        Old Bridge

        An epic love story exploring the impact of a war that Europe forgot, and the love and loss of those who lived through it. Winner of the 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize.

        Slave Play

        A play that rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in twenty-first-century America.

        Dorian

        A thrilling stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, following one man's descent from glorious debauchery to epic self-destruction.

        Love and Other Acts of Violence

        A subversive and intimate love story about inheritance and the cycles of politics and history.

        The Good Life

        By Jeremy Sams Original author John Esmonde and Bob Larbey

        A witty reimagining of a television classic for the stage, with a wellyful of laughs that's sure to delight audiences everywhere.

        White Noise

        An unflinching look at race in the 21st century from both a black and white perspective, from a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

        Yellowfin

        Politics and the planet collide in a fiercely original play about the limits of science, the power of myths, and the things we can't control.

        The Long Song (stage version)

        The story of a young slave girl who lives through the final turbulent days of slavery on a sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica. Adapted from Andrea Levy's award-winning novel.

        Metamorphoses

        An entertaining and provocative new play inspired by Ovid's powerful collection of myths.