Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

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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.

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

The hit stage play behind major BBC TV drama series Mood, 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.

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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.

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.