Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

Venus

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.

Vassa

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.

Valhalla

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

    Us/Them

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

    Ursa Major

    A heartbreakingly funny play about love, life and human connection, first performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

    Published in volume Inside/Outside

      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.