Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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East is East

A wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford.

East/West Quartet

Four plays - spanning a decade - from the leading Chinese-American playwright.

Echoes

A bloody tale of colonialism – ancient and modern – and the rhyme of history. Part of the Arabian Nightmares trilogy.

Ecstasy

A play about loneliness, togetherness, longing, warmth and love.

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Edgar & Annabel

An Orwellian dystopian fable about a group of freedom fighters attempting to stand up to a repressive regime, while being continuously subjected to surveillance.

Edgar: Shorts

A collection of shorter plays from stage and television by one of the UK's foremost political playwrights.

Educating Agnes

A dark and wickedly funny farce about one man's twisted attempts to find a woman he can control completely.

Education, Education, Education

A theatrical love letter to the schools of the 1990s, asking big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies. Full of inventive theatricality and irreverent humour.

Eggs

A dark comedy about female friendship, fertility and freaking out, by Florence Keith-Roach, 'rising star of the London theatre scene' (Evening Standard).

Egusi Soup

A fast and funny family drama about intergenerational and cross-cultural relationships - containing plenty of spicy bits…

Egyptian Products

By Laila Soliman Translated by Khalid Laith

A play from Egypt, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

Eight

Eight compelling monologues offering a state-of-the-nation group portrait for the stage.

Einstein's Gift

A Canadian play based on the life and work of Nobel Laureate Dr Fritz. Haber, who risked everything for a country that never accepted him, but used his work to murder millions.

Electric Rosary

A sharp, timely and gloriously funny play that asks what faith really means in the age of artificial intelligence. Winner of the Bruntwood Prize Judges' Award.

Elephants

A sharp black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most.

The Eleventh Capital

An arresting 60-minute debut play about dislocation, manipulation and power, winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright.

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Elizabeth Gordon Quinn (National Theatre of Scotland version)

A contemporary classic set during the Glasgow Rent Strike of 1915, with one of the best women's roles ever to emerge from Scottish theatre, an unforgettable tragicomic heroine with an extraordinary power to repel and attract.

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Elizabeth Gordon Quinn (original Traverse Theatre version)

A contemporary classic set during the Glasgow Rent Strike of 1915, with one of the best women's roles ever to emerge from Scottish theatre, an unforgettable tragicomic heroine with an extraordinary power to repel and attract.

Published in volume Scot-Free