Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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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The Book of Grace

Suzan-Lori Parks' fierce and intimate three-person drama, a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog.

Borders

An urgent, moving and occasionally hilarious play about the migrant crisis and the politics of the Middle East.

born bad

A hard-hitting and original family drama.

Boudica

A brand-new ancient-history play in verse that tells the story of one of Britain's most iconic women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel.

Box Clever

A moving, truthful and darkly comic play about one woman's experience of a women's refuge.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (stage version)

A deeply moving and thought-provoking stage play based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne.

Boys

Four boys face the tricky transition to adulthood in Ella Hickson's riot of a play.

Boys and Girls

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

Boys Will Be Boys

An exhilarating play about a ruthless female City trader who takes on a young and ambitious protegee.

Br'er Cotton

A scorching play about a fourteen-year-old boy struggling to make sense of his place in an impoverished world filled with seemingly random killings of young black men.

Bracken Moor

A boldly theatrical tale of grief and denial, set against the economic crisis of the 1930s.

Brainstorm: The Original Playscript

And a Blueprint for Creating Your Own Production

A unique theatrical investigation into how teenagers' brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way they are.

Brazil

A blistering monologue set in Scotland in the near future, when Europe is at war with America, and Scotland suffers collateral damage in the clash of civilisations.

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    A Breakfast of Eels

    An intense, elusive, and quietly beautiful play about a family crisis.

    The Breathing Hole

    Stories of the Canadian Arctic intersect in this epic five-hundred-year journey led by a one-eared polar bear.

    Breed

    A sharp and savage play about the animals we are and the people we try to be.

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    A Bright Room Called Day

    From the author of Angels in AmericaA Bright Room Called Day was Kushner's first major play. Written against the backdrop of Reagan's America, it is a powerful portrayal of individual resolution in the face of political catastrophe.

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