Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Closer to God

A short play exploring the private worlds of strangers, living side by side but generations apart.

Closing Time

McCafferty's break-through play, a tender and comic portrait of love, dignity and emotional damage.

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Cloud Nine

A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded.

Clybourne Park

An acerbically brilliant satire that explores the fault line between race and property.

Coastal Disturbances: four plays

Four plays by Tina Howe: Coastal Disturbances, Museum, The Art of Dining and Painting Churches.

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Cock

A playful, candid look at one man’s sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice.

Cockroach

A dark and compelling vision of a world infected by violence.

Cold Comfort

A powerful monologue about an Irish labourer living in London who returns home to Belfast to have a last, drunken 'conversation' with his recently dead father.

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    Cold Meat Party

    A play about a group of former friends reuniting in a B&B for a funeral.

    Collapsible

    A funny, furious monologue about holding on in this collapsing world.

    The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder: Volume I

    Thornton Wilder's short plays, published for the first time in two volumes.

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    The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder: Volume II

    Thornton Wilder's short plays, published for the first time in two volumes.

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    Collected Stories

    A play exploring the vexed emotional and legal question of a writer's right to create art from another person's life.

    The Collector

    A compelling tale of murder, evil and betrayal set in occupied Iraq, part of the Arabian Nightmares trilogy.

    The Color of Desire & Hurricane: two plays

    Two plays by the acclaimed Cuban-American writer.

    Come On Over

    A Jesuit priest, sent to investigate a 'miracle' in his home town, re-encounters the woman who loved him thirty years before.

    The Comeback

    A heartwarming, joyful and dazzlingly funny exploration of bittersweet nostalgia and the enduring power of friendship.

    Coming Clean

    Funny, fresh and packed with razor-sharp wit, Kevin Elyot’s landmark drama questions the nature of fidelity and the limits of love.