Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Cause Célèbre

Based on the true story of Alma Rattenbury, who, in 1935, went on trial with her eighteen-year-old lover for the murder of her husband. In the play, Terence Rattigan pits Alma against a formidable lady juror, whose own life offers a plangent counterpoint to the central tale of love, betrayal, guilt and obsession.

The Cavalcaders

A rousing, comic play set in an old-fashioned cobbler's shop in small-town southern Ireland.

Published in volume The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

    The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

    Two plays from the author of The Wexford Trilogy.

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    The Century Cycle (boxed set)

    All ten plays in August Wilson's epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century, published in a boxed set of hardbacks, with a series introduction by John Lahr.

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    Chalet Lines

    A shockingly funny journey through five decades of birthdays, weddings and hen dos, that asks if we can ever cut the apron strings that tie us to our parents.

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    Chancers

    A fast and furious comedy about the lengths we will go to when our backs are against the wall.

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    The Changing Room

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

    Chaos

    A symphony of characters searching for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.

    Charged

    Six plays about women, crime and justice

    Six plays by some of the most exciting and distinctive female voices in British theatre, exploring the heartbreaking truth about the lives of women in the criminal justice system.

    Chatroom

    A chilling, blackly comic tale of manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity.

     

    Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando

    Adaptations of two classic works through the unique lens of playwright Sarah Ruhl.

    Cherry Blossom

    A play about the myths, ideas and realities of migration and identity in the twenty-first century.

    Chicken Shop

    A dark and twisted coming-of-age story by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Yen.

    The Children

    Two ageing nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage on the coast, as the world around them crumbles. Then an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

    The Children's Republic

    A powerful play about Dr Janusz Korczak and his struggle to protect the children at his orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto from the horrors of the Second World War.

    Chimerica

    A powerful, provocative play about international relations and the shifting balance of power between East and West. Winner of the Evening Standard Best Play Award (2013), the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award (2014), and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

    Chimps

    A blisteringly funny black comedy about the perils awaiting any unsuspecting home-owner.

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    Chinglish

    A hilarious comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, exploring the modern difficulty of doing business between East and West.