Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Tape

An unsettling and unpredictable drama about the love-hate chemistry that endures between friends.

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Talk Radio

A high-voltage portrait of a late-night shock jock, made into a film by Oliver Stone.

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Talk

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.

Tales of the Lost Formicans and other plays

Four plays from one of America's finest playwrights, endowed with compassion, keen insight and an unfailing comic sensibility.

A Tale of Two Cities (stage version)

Adapted by Mike Poulton Original author Charles Dickens

A thrilling, fast-paced adaptation of the classic novel, considered by Dickens 'the best story I have ever written'.

Taken

A short play about a mother confronted by the child she had to give up.

Take Me Away

A dark but very funny comedy about the collapse of a family of feckless chancers and no-hopers.

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Take Care

An astonishing, tragic and uplifting verbatim play about the care system in the UK today.

A Table Tennis Play

A play about how everything and nothing changes as people bat a ball.

Table

An epic tale of belonging, identity and the things we pass on.

Swive [Elizabeth]

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.

Switzerland

A gripping psychological thriller, filled with razor-sharp dialogue.

Swimming to Cambodia

Spalding Gray's extraordinary memoir/monologue, based on his experiences as an actor in the film The Killing Fields

The Sweet Science of Bruising

An epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism in the world of 19th-century women’s boxing.

Sweeney Todd

The gruesomely fascinating musical about the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street', one of Sondheim's greatest hits.

Sweat

A topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America's economic decline. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Best Play at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

The Swan

An examination of the ties that hold us together in a fractured society.

Swallows and Amazons (stage version)

A wonderfully theatrical adaptation of the much-loved children's classic, with songs by Neil Hannon.