Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Words of Advice for Young People

An intriguing and offbeat play about family and religion.

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The Wonder of Sex

A shocking yet tasteful exposé from The National Theatre of Brent.

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Women, Power and Politics: Then

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom.

Women, Power and Politics: Now

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom.

Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women

By Various Edited by Sue Parrish

A collection of short plays curated by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre.

Woman Caught Unaware

A searing examination of the culture of body-shaming, exploring how images of women are represented in art and social media.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (stage version)

By Joan Aiken Adapted by Russ Tunney

A thrilling, funny and spectacular adaptation of Joan Aiken's classic children's novel, perfectly suited to performance by theatre companies and drama groups of any size.

Wolves Are Coming For You

A play for two actors – or many more – exploring just how much wild we're comfortable with.

Wolfie

A wildly imaginative, irreverent look at life in and after the care system.

Wolf Kisses

A luminous tale from Spain, about a young woman who returns to her rural village home to await her Parisian lover.

Published in volume Spanish Plays

    Wolf Hall (stage version)

    The first part of Mike Poulton’s two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

      Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)

      Mike Poulton’s two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

      The Witness

      A dark and piercing thriller of modern morals from the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Mogadishu.

      Withdrawal

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

      Wit

      A striking and sharply funny reflection on the frailty of existence and the complex relationship between knowledge and love.

      Wish List

      A sensitive, delicate and powerful play that asks what our labour is worth and how life can be lived when the system is stacked against you. Winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

      Winterlong

      A shattering and heartbreaking play, joint winner of the Bruntwood Playwriting Competition.

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      The Winterling

      A comedy thriller from the author of the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem.