Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Waiting List

A blackly comic monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up.

Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

    VS09 (Multiplay Drama)

    A sharp, fast-paced exploration of the possibilities of love, friendship and healing in the search for home. In the Multiplay Drama series.

    The Visitor

    A short play about a schoolmaster on the verge of retirement, confronted by a mysterious young man wishing to pay his respects.

    Published in volume Family: three plays

      The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call

      Dürrenmatt's visionary revenge play, one of the great achievements of modern German-language theatre, transported to mid-twentieth-century America by the acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner.

      The Virgin Trial

      The second part of Kate Hennig's powerful Queenmaker Trilogy, retelling the stories of three Tudor queens of England, in contemporary settings.

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      Vincent in Brixton

      A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh - a hit in the West End and on Broadway.

      The Village Church

      A short play about faith, families, and fitting in.

      Victoria's Knickers

      An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.

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      Contemporary Asian American Plays

      Edited by Chay Yew

      A major anthology of contemporary Asian American drama, exploring the complexities of gender, sexuality, and family, and demonstrating the cultural and aesthetic diversity of the new generation of Asian American voices.

      Vernon God Little (stage version)

      By DBC Pierre Adapted by Tanya Ronder

      A darkly riotous, superbly fast-talking adventure, adapted from the Booker Prize-winning novel.

      The Vermont Plays

      The debut collection of celebrated American playwright Annie Baker, including her Obie award-winning play Circle Mirror Transformation.


      A bold exploration of colonisation and objectification, based on the true story of the 'Hottentot Venus'.

      The Veil

      Set around a haunted house hemmed in by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental and the circularity of time.


      A new adaptation by Mike Bartlett of Maxim Gorky's savagely funny play, premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London.

      Valued Friends

      A comedy of manners about the property market.


      Joint winner of the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award, Valhalla depicts a world where the boundaries of scientific research and the endurance of human love are stretched to their limits.

      Used Blood Junkyard

      Làzaro, his mates and his porn-star girlfriend are 'art terrorists'... Can anything stop their killing spree?

      Published in volume Mexican Plays


        An extraordinary, award-winning account of the Beslan School Siege, exploring the entirely individual way children cope with traumatic situations.