This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.
An unsettling and unpredictable drama about the love-hate chemistry that endures between friends.
A high-voltage portrait of a late-night shock jock, made into a film by Oliver Stone.
In the age of McCarthy and the Beat poets, a controversial African-American artist, Archer Aymes, became an overnight sensation with his first book, Mother and Son. Ten years later he was found dead in a prison cell.
Four plays from one of America's finest playwrights, endowed with compassion, keen insight and an unfailing comic sensibility.
A thrilling, fast-paced adaptation of the classic novel, considered by Dickens 'the best story I have ever written'.
A short play about a mother confronted by the child she had to give up.
A dark but very funny comedy about the collapse of a family of feckless chancers and no-hopers.
An astonishing, tragic and uplifting verbatim play about the care system in the UK today.
By Sam Steiner
A play about how everything and nothing changes as people bat a ball.
£9.99£7.99By Tanya Ronder
An epic tale of belonging, identity and the things we pass on.
£9.99£7.99By Ella Hickson
Sex is power in the reign of Elizabeth I. Ella Hickson's play explores the ways and means by which women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure in order to get their way.
A gripping psychological thriller, filled with razor-sharp dialogue.
Spalding Gray's extraordinary memoir/monologue, based on his experiences as an actor in the film The Killing Fields
An epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism in the world of 19th-century women’s boxing.
The gruesomely fascinating musical about the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street', one of Sondheim's greatest hits.