This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.
Contemporary Asian American Plays
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.
A darkly riotous, superbly fast-talking adventure, adapted from the Booker Prize-winning novel.
£10.99£8.79By Annie Baker
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'.
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.
A comedy of manners about the property market.
By Paul Murphy
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.
£9.99£7.99By Carly Wijs
An extraordinary, award-winning account of the Beslan School Siege, exploring the entirely individual way children cope with traumatic situations.
A grand, mischevious story set in a dystopian future. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical.
£10.99£8.79By Fin Kennedy
Tender, uncompromising, haunting and lyrical, these four plays together comprise a contemporary chronicle of the lives of East London's young women.
£16.99£13.59By Fin Kennedy
A bittersweet comedy about life, love and friendship once school is long gone.
By Steve Waters
A hard-hitting play about the collapse of idealism in contemporary politics.
By Luke Owen
A courageous and convincing play that sensitively tackles the important subject of child abuse. Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2013.