Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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CripTales: Six Monologues

Curated by Mat Fraser By Various

Six fictional monologues portraying some very real experiences of disabled people in Britain, commissioned to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK’s Disability Discrimination Act.

Three Sisters (Chekhov/Nelson)

A masterful new translation of Chekhov’s exploration of yearning and disillusionment.

Evening Plays

Three new dramas, written as a response to Dante's Divine Comedy.

Exquisite Agony

A play about the heart—its passions, its failures, and its ability to connect.

Illyria

It is 1958. In the midst of a building boom in New York City, Joe Papp and his colleagues are facing pressure from the city’s elite as they continue their free Shakespeare in Central Park.

The Language Archive and Other Plays

A new collection of plays by one of the most versatile dramatists in contemporary American theatre.

The Sound Inside

A riveting play exploring the limits of what one person can ask of another.

Straight White Men/Untitled Feminist Show: Two Plays (US edition)

Two plays by the award-winning dramatist, the first Asian-American female playwright to be produced on Broadway.

Noughts & Crosses (Sabrina Mahfouz/Pilot Theatre version)

An award-winning stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman's acclaimed novel, a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.

Three Kings

A heartbreaking and hilarious play for a solo actor about fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships. 

The Last of the Pelican Daughters

A comedy about four sisters trying to come to terms with their mother's death.

Bright. Young. Things. (Platform Play)

A funny, fast-paced play about identity, truth and the challenge of finding out who you really are. Part of Platform, an initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books, aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

Heavy Weather (Platform Play)

A powerful, timely play featuring songs, about one girl taking control of her destiny in a world teetering on the brink. Part of Platform, an initiative aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

Isolated But Open

Voices from Across The Shutdown

Twelve new monologues written in response to the coronavirus outbreak in 2020 as part of Papatango's scheme to inspire creativity and share brilliant new stories.

Maggie May

An extraordinary drama about an ordinary family who must balance the challenges of daily life whilst living with dementia.

Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

Three extraordinary plays by one of the most audacious and talented playwrights of our times: Jerusalem, The River and The Ferryman. Plus his short film The Clear Road Ahead, and a conversation with playwright Simon Stephens.

Daughter

A darkly satirical monologue about fatherhood, love and toxic masculinity.

The Clear Road Ahead

An epic short about rebirth, from the author of Jerusalem and The Ferryman.

Published in volume Jez Butterworth Plays: Two