Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 127-144 of 1,587 items.

Other Worlds

A gorilla is taken for a French spy by an eighteenth-century fishing community on the isolated North Yorkshire coast, in a play that explores fears of the unknown.

Today

From a Cambridge college to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War, Today is a panoramic study of life, desire and the search for a fundamental self in the midst of a shifting, uncertain world.

The Overgrown Path

An aspiring academic arrives on a Greek island to interview a reclusive scientist, in a play about history and the stories we tell each other to make sense of ourselves.

Daughterhood

A beautiful, ferocious play about the bonds that tie us, and how we sometimes need to break them.

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

A madcap adventure story for young people (and older detectives) to watch, read and perform.

the end of history...

A play about families, parenting, and gigantic clashes of values.

Dark Sublime

A play about joy and heartbreak, quarries and transmat beams – a love-letter to British sci-fi television.

Rust

An ultra-contemporary, sexy and funny play that pushes the boundaries of trust, love and lust to the limit.

Whisky Galore (stage version)

A stage adaptation of Compton Mackenzie's comedy classic, combining rollicking physical theatre, panto and farce, with an array of hilarious characters for any female-led theatre company.

The Gabriels

Election Year in the Life of One Family

A trilogy of plays following an American family through the momentous and divisive 2016 presidential election year.

Citysong

The Verity Bargate Award-winning play about three generations of a Dublin family.

Boys and Girls

A play in verse following four young people across one night in Dublin.

Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane

A play about losing someone close to you, about the human need to remember and connect.

The Changing Room

A play about being a teenager, written specifically for young people, part of the 2018 National Theatre Connections Festival.

Citysong and other plays

The Verity Bargate Award-winning play about three generations of a Dublin family, plus two other plays: Boys and Girls and Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane.

The Starry Messenger

A bittersweet exploration of love, hope and the mysteries of the cosmos.

ANNA

A radical play set in East Berlin in 1968, unfolding with all the tension of a spy thriller and the inexorable revelations of an Ibsen drama.

Lose Yourself

A fast and wild ride into the darker side of our celebrity obsessed culture.