Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Visitor

A short play about a schoolmaster on the verge of retirement, confronted by a mysterious young man wishing to pay his respects.

Published in volume Family: three plays

    Vincent in Brixton

    A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh - a hit in the West End and on Broadway.

    The Village Church

    A short play about faith, families, and fitting in.

    Victoria's Knickers

    An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.

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    Contemporary Asian American Plays

    Edited by Chay Yew

    A major anthology of contemporary Asian American drama, exploring the complexities of gender, sexuality, and family, and demonstrating the cultural and aesthetic diversity of the new generation of Asian American voices.

    Vernon God Little (stage version)

    By DBC Pierre Adapted by Tanya Ronder

    A darkly riotous, superbly fast-talking adventure, adapted from the Booker Prize-winning novel.

    The Vermont Plays

    The debut collection of celebrated American playwright Annie Baker, including her Obie award-winning play Circle Mirror Transformation.

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    Venus

    A bold exploration of colonisation and objectification, based on the true story of the 'Hottentot Venus'.

    The Veil

    Set around a haunted house hemmed in by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental and the circularity of time.

    Vassa

    A new adaptation by Mike Bartlett of Maxim Gorky's savagely funny play, premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London.

    Valued Friends

    A comedy of manners about the property market.

    Valhalla

    Joint winner of the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award, Valhalla depicts a world where the boundaries of scientific research and the endurance of human love are stretched to their limits.

    Used Blood Junkyard

    Làzaro, his mates and his porn-star girlfriend are 'art terrorists'... Can anything stop their killing spree?

    Published in volume Mexican Plays

      Us/Them

      An extraordinary, award-winning account of the Beslan School Siege, exploring the entirely individual way children cope with traumatic situations.

      Urinetown: The Musical

      A grand, mischevious story set in a dystopian future. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical.

      The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping and other plays

      Tender, uncompromising, haunting and lyrical, these four plays together comprise a contemporary chronicle of the lives of East London's young women.

      The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping

      A bittersweet comedy about life, love and friendship once school is long gone.

      The Unthinkable

      The founder members of a radical think-tank meet to toast their success – fifteen years of second-guessing the next big idea; fifteen years of shaping politics on the left; fifteen years of thinking the unthinkable. But there's a spectre at the feast, and a scandal is about to break that will ruin more than just the party.