Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale

By Piers Torday Original author Charles Dickens

A revitalised stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's Christmas tale, by renowned author Piers Torday, focussing on Ebenezer Scrooge's sister Fan, the most monstrous miser ever known.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)

A brilliant adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece that places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.

The Last Noël

A funny, moving, uplifting play about Christmas, with original songs.

The Jungle Book (Jessica Swale stage version)

Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale of family, belonging and identity has been reimagined in this acclaimed adaptation by Jessica Swale, with original songs by Joe Stilgoe. 

The Arrival

A taut family drama about obsession, betrayal and the human need to belong.

Spiderfly

A taut, thrilling debut play for two actors, premiered at Theatre503, London.

Poisoned Polluted

A stark, bold, powerful and poetic drama looking at the effects on adult life of childhood trauma and the cycles of drug abuse.

Shook

A tender and honest play examining the young men society shuts away. Winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Germ Free Adolescent

A fierce, funny and irreverent OCD love story that asks: what exactly is 'normal' anyway?

Unknown Rivers

A poignant and life-affirming play about the extraordinary powers of female friendship.

When the Crows Visit

A dark and thrilling play inspired by true events in modern-day India, exploring the themes of Ibsen's Ghosts and the cyclical nature of oppression.

The Antipodes

Part satire, part sacred rite, a play that asks what value stories have for a world in crisis.

God's Dice

Science and religion go head to head in this electric tragicomedy: a ferociously funny battle for power, fame and followers.

Vassa

A new adaptation by Mike Bartlett of Maxim Gorky's savagely funny play, premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London.

Little Baby Jesus & Estate Walls

Two plays

Two plays, both set in contemporary inner-city London, showcasing the remarkable poetic and theatrical imagination of writer/performer Arinzé Kene.

There Are No Beginnings

A play about the women whose lives and livelihoods were affected by the murderous attacks of the Yorkshire Ripper.

I Wanna Be Yours

A tender, funny, lyrical debut play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you've got, premiered by Paines Plough and Tamasha.

Fibres

A big-hearted, hilarious drama about what it means to entwine our lives with another, told by four resilient, witty Glaswegian characters.