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

The founder members of a radical think-tank meet to toast their success – fifteen years of second-guessing the next big idea; fifteen years of shaping politics on the left; fifteen years of thinking the unthinkable. But there's a spectre at the feast, and a scandal is about to break that will ruin more than just the party.

Unsuspecting Susan

The story of Susan - whose life revolves around her dogs, am-dram, bell-ringing and village gossip - and her adult son who's 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

    Rose is thirty-four and lives on a farm with her husband and two children. She worries she may have married too young. Lola is fifty and wants to sell her home. Nobody ever calls and she has stopped opening her post. Lyndsey is eleven and her best friend has stopped sitting beside her in art class.

    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.