Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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All honey

A play about sex, secrets and suspicion, winner of the 2017 Fishamble New Writing Award.

Published in volume SAUCE and All honey: Two Plays


    With a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth

    By Alison Carr Translated by Daf James

    A funny and playful drama written specifically for young people, about what happens when the world literally turns upside-down. Bilingual edition: includes the original English play with a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth, by playwright Daf James.

    Mojo Mickybo

    An unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred in Belfast during the 1970s.

    Mrs Delgado

    A funny and poignant play for one actor that tells a story of desire, control, raised blinds and lowered boundaries. This edition also includes the monologue Phoenix.

    The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage (stage version)

    The stage version of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, which is set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt.

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    Spring Awakening: A Musical

    The groundbreaking rock musical about teenage sexuality, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.


    A powerful story of fire and destruction, self-deceit and the corrosion of trust.

    Published in volume Mrs Delgado

      Mlima's Tale

      A powerful and unforgettable drama about the illegal international ivory trade, from an American dramatist whose plays have captivated audiences around the world.

      Andy's Gone

      A contemporary Canadian retelling of the story of Antigone.

      Refractions: Scenes

      A collection of scenes from a wide range of contemporary works by Canadian playwrights, reflecting Canada's artistic landscape through a breadth of themes, styles, cultures, regions, and creative practices.

      Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

      The archetypal student-teacher romance is cleverly turned on its head for the post-#MeToo era in this striking play by an acclaimed Canadian playwright.

      After Life

      By Jack Thorne Original author Hirokazu Kore-eda

      A surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives, and a haunting meditation on what it is to live – and to die.

      My Family and Other Animals (stage version)

      A delightful and inventive stage version of Gerald Durrell's well-loved memoir of a childhood growing up in Corfu.

      1984 (stage version)

      By George Orwell Adapted by Nick Hern

      A bold and powerful dramatisation of George Orwell's classic dystopia, ideal for any school, youth group or amateur company.

      The IT

      A darkly comic state-of-the-nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within.

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      Straight White Men & Untitled Feminist Show: two plays

      Two compassionately subversive plays about identity, by Young Jean Lee, a Korean American playwright whose work is groundbreaking, humorous and often thrillingly transgressive.

      A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)

      Charles Dickens' timeless classic, brought to life in a joyous new adaptation by Jack Thorne.

      Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

      By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

      A loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic, winner of the Best Entertainment or Comedy Play at the Olivier Awards.