Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Stolen Secrets

From the heart of London's East End, Stolen Secrets are urban fairytales, bold, lyrical and gruesome, that can be performed individually or together for maximum shock value.


Frances Poet's play is a cathartic story of life, loss and joy, full of tenderness and humour, as five Edinburgh souls stagger towards each other and are transformed.


A play exploring the last three decades of women in politics, asking what's changed and what still must.

The Steamie

A celebration of women's work in a Glasgow wash-house set on Hogmanay.

Published in volume Scot-Free

    Staying Alive

    A darkly funny and achingly tender play about the death of a child.

    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.


    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.


    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.

    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.


      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: A Musical

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

      Spooky Action at a Distance

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