Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Burnt by the Sun

A rich evocation of a world poised on the brink of Stalin's Great Terror, based on the 1994 Oscar-winning film written by Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov.

Burying Your Brother in the Pavement

A play about grief and looking at someone that little bit more closely. Written specifically for young people, Burying Your Brother in the Pavement was part of the 2008 National Theatre Connections Festival and was premiered by youth theatres across the UK.

Jez Butterworth Plays: One

Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem.

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.

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

A hilarious satire of race in the glamorous days of Old Hollywood, told via the life of a fictional African-American movie star. From the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Canada on Stage: Scenes and Monologues

An overview of contemporary Canadian theatre for just about any occasion, drawn from 50 plays with an exhilarating diversity of aesthetics, styles, techniques, themes, voices and vocabularies.

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Cancelling Socrates

A provocative, witty and dangerous play by Howard Brenton.

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Cans

A searingly funny debut play about death, betrayal, and the possibility of forgiveness. And cider.

The Canterbury Tales (stage version)

A landmark dramatisation for the Royal Shakespeare Company of one of the foundation stones of English literature.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (stage version)

Rona Munro's adaptation of Louis de Bernières' much-loved epic novel, set on an idyllic Greek island in 1941.

Caresses

By Sergi Belbel Translated by John London

An acclaimed Catalan drama that presesnt a disturbing picture of contemporary Western society set against a background of urban alienation and violence.

Cariad

A raucous comedy and a compelling story about secrets, memory, history and 'cariad' - Welsh for love, beloved one, darling.

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Caroline, or Change (US edition)

By Tony Kushner By (composer) Jeanine Tesori

The book and lyrics of the extraordinary musical theatre hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

Caroline, or Change

By Tony Kushner By (composer) Jeanine Tesori

The book and lyrics of the extraordinary musical from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

Carthage Must Be Destroyed

A compelling story of political intrigue, double dealing and the ruthless realities of taking a nation to war, set against the backdrop of the Third Punic War.

Caterpillar

A darkly funny, searing and tender drama about those moments when we find ourselves teetering on the edge.

Catherine Medbh

A bittersweet and hesitant duologue in a bar between a youngish man and woman who are ex-lovers.

Published in volume St Petersburg and other plays

    Cathy

    A candid, poignant and intimate play about the lives of those at the sharp end of economic austerity, inspired by Ken Loach's Cathy Come Home.