Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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We're Gonna Die

A life-affirming, humorous show of songs and monologues drawing on real-life experiences, about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die. Audio CD included.

We Happy Few

A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End.

We are Three Sisters

Against the backdrop of a windswept northern village, three remarkable young women live their lives brightly.

We Anchor in Hope

A play about the end of an era as a London boozer closes its doors one final time.

The Way We Live Now: American plays and the AIDS crisis

A collection of dramatic material - plays, extracts from plays and dramatic adaptations - concerning the AIDS epidemic.

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The Way Home

A spiky play about the clash between suburban and itinerant ways of life in present-day Liverpool.

Steve Waters: Shorts

Five Plays

Five short plays from acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, all of them deeply personal accounts of his attempts to make sense of twenty-first-century Britain and an ever-changing world.

Water by the Spoonful

A Pulitzer Prize-winning play about family, community and uncertainty.

The Wardrobe

A gripping journey through British history that shows how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our past. Part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival.

War and Peace Gaza Piece

A short play about war and family life.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

    War and Peace (stage version)

    A magnificent two-play epic, adapted from Tolstoy's novel and first staged by Shared Experience.

    The Walworth Farce

    A remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives.

    Enda Walsh Plays: Two

    The second collection of plays from the multi-award-winning Irish playwright, including The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom, Penelope, Ballyturk and two short plays, with a Foreword by the author.

    Enda Walsh Plays: One

    The first eight astonishing plays by 'one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre'.

    Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

    A monologue by a master of the art - 100% pure high octane Bogosian.

    Waiting Room Germany

    By Klaus Pohl Translated by David Tushingham

    A vast range of people - from security guard to shepherd, from the East and from the West - come forward to give voice to their personal experiences and feelings since the wall came down.

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    The Waiting List

    A blackly comic monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up.

    Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

      VS09 (Multiplay Drama)

      A sharp, fast-paced exploration of the possibilities of love, friendship and healing in the search for home. In the Multiplay Drama series.