Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Urinetown: The Musical

A grand, mischevious story set in a dystopian future. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical.

The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping and other plays

Tender, uncompromising, haunting and lyrical, these four plays together comprise a contemporary chronicle of the lives of East London's young women.

The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping

A bittersweet comedy about life, love and friendship once school is long gone.

The Unthinkable

A hard-hitting play about the collapse of idealism in contemporary politics.

Unsuspecting Susan

A monologue play about a middle-aged woman whose adult son has converted to Islam.

Published in volume Singular Female Voices

    Unscorched

    A courageous and convincing play that sensitively tackles the important subject of child abuse. Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2013.

    The Unreturning

    A compelling drama that explores the profound effect that war has on young lives.

    Unravelling the Ribbon

    A touching and frequently hilarious play about three women whose lives are touched by breast cancer.

    The Unravelling

    A Fringe First Award-winning fable about the power of mythology to change your life.

    The Unmanageable Sisters

    A funny and furious new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Québécoise comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.

    Unknown Rivers

    A poignant and life-affirming play about the extraordinary powers of female friendship.

    Unholy

    A play about the intersetion of faith and misogyny, asking if you can be a feminist as well as a believer.

    The Unfriend

    A hilarious and satirical play about middle-class England's disastrous instinct always to appear nice, from the writer behind the internationally successful television shows Doctor Who and Sherlock.

    Undesirable Elements

    Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater

    A collection celebrating twenty years of Undesirable Elements, the series of community-specific theatre works that examines the lives of people living cultures, either by choice or circumstance.

    Under the Blue Sky

    A triptych of love stories in a play about unrequited affection, obsession, sex, and the possibility of being happy.

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    Unbroken

    A radical, modern-day re-interpretation of Arthur Schnitzler’s taboo-breaking 1897 play La Ronde, with its 'daisy chain' of sexual encounters.

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    Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater

    Includes essays and playscripts: The Cure, Film Is Evil: Radio Is Good, Symphony of Rats, What Did He See? and Lava, with a Foreword by Peter Sellars

    Ugly Lies the Bone

    An honest and funny play about a wounded veteran seeking rehabilitation through an experimental virtual reality therapy, from an award-winning American playwright.