Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Wexford Trilogy

Set in a snooker club, a betting shop and a local church, each play introduces a mix of young cornerboys, old cowboys and chancers of any age in a lyrical, poignant and often hilarious account of lost dreams and thwarted ambitions.

Wendy & Peter Pan

By Ella Hickson Original author J. M. Barrie

A refreshingly modern version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story that puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage.

Michael Weller: Five Plays

A collection of plays from the American writer whose screenplays include Hair and Ragtime.

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Well

A mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself.

The Welkin

Lucy Kirkwood's play about a woman sentenced to hang for murder in 18th-century rural Suffolk.

The Weir

The spellbinding, beautifully observed hit from the master of suspenseful realism.

We're Gonna Die

A life-affirming, humorous show of songs and monologues drawing on real-life experiences, about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die. Audio CD included.

We Happy Few

A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End.

We are Three Sisters

Against the backdrop of a windswept northern village, three remarkable young women live their lives brightly.

We Anchor in Hope

A play about the end of an era as a London boozer closes its doors one final time.

The Way We Live Now: American plays and the AIDS crisis

A collection of dramatic material - plays, extracts from plays and dramatic adaptations - concerning the AIDS epidemic.

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The Way Home

A spiky play about the clash between suburban and itinerant ways of life in present-day Liverpool.

Steve Waters: Shorts

Five Plays

Five short plays from acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, all of them deeply personal accounts of his attempts to make sense of twenty-first-century Britain and an ever-changing world.

Water by the Spoonful

A Pulitzer Prize-winning play about family, community and uncertainty.

The Wasp

A twisting two-hander, a psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Emilia.

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The Wardrobe

A gripping journey through British history that shows how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our past. Part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival.

War and Peace Gaza Piece

A short play about war and family life.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

    War and Peace (stage version)

    A magnificent two-play epic, adapted from Tolstoy's novel and first staged by Shared Experience.