This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.
An arresting, thought-provoking play about racial and social issues of the late 1950s, by the first woman to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.
Monologues and Reflections on Motherhood
A collection of dramatic monologues and real-life reflections by some of the UK's leading writers, artists and thinkers, and explores all the guilt, joy and absurdity, the regrets, pressures and taboos surrounding motherhood.
£10.99£8.79By Emily Mann
Emily's Mann's play about the icon of the American feminist movement, Gloria Steinem. With a Foreword by Gloria Steinem herself.
Adrienne Kennedy's acclaimed play about an interracial love affair in the 1940s, in a volume with two other plays: Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side and Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?
By Tracy Letts
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts dissects the midlife crisis in a play that combines humanity with humour.
A blistering musical about a Black, queer writer, at war with a host of demons. Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
An acclaimed play tracing the effect that the US Constitution has had on four generations of women in the author's family. A finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Two dark fairy tales from Canadian playwright Pascal Brullemans.
By Erin Shields
Three short plays from an award-winning Canadian, centring on the inner lives of women.
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Stories of the Canadian Arctic intersect in this epic five-hundred-year journey led by a one-eared polar bear.
A smart and intense play from an award-winning Canadian playwright, about the complexities of relationships and community, and the nature of consent.
Six Short Plays
Six short plays exploring estrangement and loneliness, moving towards redemption and hope.
£10.99£8.79By Laura Lomas
A symphony of characters searching for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.
£9.99£7.99By Tom Wells
A play about friendship and loss – and the way people try to do the right thing for their mates when there isn't really a right thing to do. Written specifically for young people as part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.
A heartwarming, joyful and dazzlingly funny exploration of bittersweet nostalgia and the enduring power of friendship.
A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, family-friendly retelling of a classic story.
A hilarious and heartbreaking true story that smashes through the stigma and shame of HIV, to present an uplifting and inspirational guide to staying positive in a negative world.
Drawing inspiration from Ovid, fifteen leading female and non-binary British playwrights dramatise the lives of fifteen classical heroines in a series of new monologues for the twenty-first century.