Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Authorised Kate Bane

A painfully comic excavation of a family history asks if there is an authorised version of the past - or just the one we can live with.

The Baby

A modern epic set in ancient Rome, about a polyglot, violent city at the heart of a divided nation.

Baby Dolls

A futuristic comedy about conception, state control and rebellion.

Bad Boy Nietzsche! and other plays

This new anthology collects plays written and performed over six years, including Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty!, Maria del Bosco, Panic! (How to Be Happy!), Bad Boy Nietzsche!, Bad Behavior and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe!

Bad Girls (stage version)

An energetic, fast-moving adaptation for the stage of this modern children's classic, by the best-selling author and 2005 Children's Laureate.

Bad Roads

A heartbreaking, powerful and bitterly comic account of what it is to be a woman in wartime.

Bad Weather

A play about freedom, guilt and the possibility of redemption, premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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The Ballad of Crazy Paola

A poignant two-hander about memory, truth and love.

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Ballad of Yachiyo

A dramatic tale of a young Japanese girl's sexual awakening, and ultimate social downfall, in Hawaii's harsh sugar-cane plantation system of the early twentieth century. In this moving elegy to his own aunt on whose life the story is based, Gotanda juxtaposes the world of traditional Japanese arts, such as pottery and the tea ceremony, with the conflicting social realities of a culture in transition.

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Ballyturk

A gut-wrenchingly funny, achingly sad play featuring jaw-dropping moments of physical comedy.

The Baltimore Waltz and other plays

A collection of Paula Vogel's work, surveying a remarkable decade of her writing for the stage. Her singular voice is exhilarating, comic and heartbreaking by turns.

Banana Boys

A play about the challenges of being on the school football team – and secretly gay.

The Band's Visit

The Tony Award-winning musical about an Egyptian band that gets stranded in a small Israeli desert town.

Bang Bang Bang

A revealing play that goes behind the public face of charities, journalists and NGOs.

Barbecue / Bootycandy: two plays

Two plays by a leading African-American playwright and director, Barbecue and Bootycandy.

The Basement Flat

A short and unnerving play about families, property and rampant vegetation.

Battlefield

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata, thirty years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm.

Bazaar

By David Planell Translated by John Clifford

A play by young Spanish dramatist David Planell, about the hilarious attempt to get an accident video shown on TV, releasing undercurrents of racism in society.

Published in volume Spanish Plays