Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Start Swimming

A play about occupation, revolution and what the future holds for today’s youth.

The Starry Messenger

A bittersweet exploration of love, hope and the mysteries of the cosmos.

Stanley

A brilliant and painfully truthful portrait of Stanley Spencer, the wayward genius of modern British painting.

Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English

Staging Coyote's Dream brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights living in Canada and the United States.

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Stage Kiss

Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s most widely produced playwrights, brings her unique mix of lyricism, sparkling humour and fierce intelligence to the world of romantic comedy.

Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays

Two troubled, disturbing but bleakly funny plays from a leading writer of Channel 4's Shameless and Skins.

Stacy

A darkly confessional monologue for one male performer and a slide projector.

St Petersburg and other plays

Three haunting, elliptical plays by a talented writer from Northern Ireland.

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St Petersburg

A haunting, elliptical play by a talented writer from Northern Ireland.

Published in volume St Petersburg and other plays

    St Nicholas

    An eccentric, teasing yarn from the multi-award-winning author of The Weir.

    Spunk

    A dazzlingly entertaining dramatisation of three stories by the celebrated black iconoclast, Zora Heale Hurston: a rich folk tapestry of rural and urban black America in the 20th century.

    Spring Awakening (musical)

    The groundbreaking rock musical about teenage sexuality, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

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    Spooky Action at a Distance (Multiplay Drama)

    A hard-hitting, poignant play about anti-immigration sentiment in Britain today. In the Multiplay Drama series.

    Spinning

    A contemporary tragedy set in small-town Ireland, by one of Ireland's most exciting playwrights.

    Spiderfly

    A taut, thrilling debut play for two actors, premiered at Theatre503, London.

    Speechless

    The true-life drama of the extraordinary bond between two identical twin girls and their struggle to find a voice.

    Speech & Debate

    A fiercely funny play by the Tony Award-winning author of The Humans.

    Speaking in Tongues

    A powerful study of infidelity and interwoven lives, filmed as the award-winning Lantana.