Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

Swallow

Passionate, painful and playful, Stef Smith’s Swallow takes a long, hard look at the extremes of everyday life.

Superior Donuts

An entertaining comedy-drama set in a local donut shop in the heart of one of Chicago's most diverse communities. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of August: Osage County.

Superhoe

A play about a twenty-something who spends all her time on social media while dreaming of becoming a success.

Sunset Song (stage version)

A classic of Scots literature, brilliantly adapted for the stage.

Sunset at the Villa Thalia

A funny and passionate play from the author of The Pride and The Faith Machine.

Sunrise

An honest, tender-hearted and uproariously funny story from actress, comedian, writer and doodler Jessie Cave – with colour illustrations throughout.

Sunday in the Park with George

The Pulitzer-winning musical inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, celebrating the art of creation and the creation of art.

The Suitcase Kid (stage version)

An adaptation for the stage of Jacqueline Wilson's popular novel.

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The Sugar Wife

Love, lust, prostitution and slavery in a 19th-century Quaker household. Winner of the 2006 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Sugar Baby

A one-man comedy-drama about a small-time drug dealer in Cardiff, from critically acclaimed writer Alan Harris.

Sucking Dublin

A fierce and uncompromising short play about a group of five individuals tormented by a rape in a claustrophobic, drug-infested Dublin.

Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

    subUrbia

    An updated version of Bogosian's theatrical tour de force.

    The Substance of Fire and other plays

    This collection contains Jon Robin Baitz's debut play, The Film Society, alongside two more recent works: The End of the Day and the title play, The Substance of Fire.

    Stunning and other plays

    The first collection by a striking new voice in American theatre.

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    Stuff

    A play about friendship and loss – and the way people try to do the right thing for their mates when there isn’t really a right thing to do. Written specifically for young people as part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.

    The Strongbox

    A story of domestic servitude and abuse of power.