Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Turn of the Screw (stage version)

A chilling adaptation of Henry James's classic ghost story.

Tumulus

A chilling, queer play-noir set amongst the shadowy hills of Hampstead Heath.

Tuesdays at Tesco's

A touching one-person play about a person's true identity, the first English-language adaptation of Emmanuel Darley's hit play, Le Mardi à Monoprix.

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Trying to Find Chinatown

David Henry Hwang is known for exploring the complex relationships which bridge Eastern and Western culture in modern America. It is a subject that has long haunted American drama: how, in a land of immigrants, does one deal with one's heritage and construct a sense of identity.

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Trying It On

An autobiographical monologue, written to be performed by its author David Edgar, in which Edgar at seventy confronts the ideals of his twenty-something self.

truth and reconciliation

A play about the aftermath of violence, in conflicts around the world from Rwanda to Northern Ireland, and from Zimbabwe to Bosnia.

Trust

A play about the bonds of trust in a tight-knit Loyalist community, and how easily they are shattered, from the multi-award winning writer of The Force of Change.

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True Love Lies

From the Canadian author of Cold Meat Party and Love and Human Remains, in sharp, non-stop dialogue, True Love Lives tears open the nuclear family and finds the heart that is often lost and forgotten. 

 
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The True Life Fiction of Mata Hari

The story behind the notorious World War One femme fatale known as Mata Hari.

Tribes

A penetrating play about belonging, family and the limitations of communication.

Trestle

A tender but truthful exploration of love and ageing, asking how we choose to live in the face of soaring life expectancies. Winner of the 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Treetops

Set in Cape Town in 1952, Treetops offers an arresting view of Nicholas Wright's own rebellious boyhood in his native South Africa.

Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

    The Tree of Knowledge

    A wildly imaginative, hilariously provocative and deeply moving play from one of Scotland's most important playwrights.

    The Treatment

    Martin Crimp's razor-sharp satire about a world in which people are products, movies are money and sex sells.

    Treasure Island (stage version)

    A fresh and genuinely thrilling adaptation of the classic tale, and one that keeps close to Stevenson's original story.

    Travesty

    The debut play by Liam Williams, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee -  about gender, the ethical dimensions of modern love, and a mandatory sillier third theme to make the whole thing seem less serious, in this case lemon tart.

    Travelling Light

    A funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age.

    Traps

    An early play by one of our leading dramatists, written before her breakthrough successes with Cloud Nine and Top Girls.