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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 127-144 of 1,565 items.

Two Trains Running

A play set in a small restaurant in the Pittsburgh Hill District in 1969. Part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

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Two Sisters and a Piano and other plays

Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban-American playwright in the US and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer Prize.

Two Princes

A bittersweet drama about life, love, loss, and sculpture.

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Two Ladies

A powerful drama about the first ladies of France and America, as their husbands clash over an international crisis.

Twilight Song

Kevin Elyot's evocative final play, a hilarious and heartbreaking tale of one family's hidden liaisons over half a century.

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The Turn of the Screw (stage version)

A chilling adaptation of Henry James's classic ghost story.

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Tumulus

A chilling, queer play-noir set amongst the shadowy hills of Hampstead Heath.

Tuesdays at Tesco's

A touching one-person play about a person's true identity, the first English-language adaptation of Emmanuel Darley's hit play, Le Mardi à Monoprix.

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Trying to Find Chinatown

David Henry Hwang is known for exploring the complex relationships which bridge Eastern and Western culture in modern America. It is a subject that has long haunted American drama: how, in a land of immigrants, does one deal with one's heritage and construct a sense of identity.

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Trying It On

An autobiographical monologue, written to be performed by its author David Edgar, in which Edgar at seventy confronts the ideals of his twenty-something self.

truth and reconciliation

A play about the aftermath of violence, in conflicts around the world from Rwanda to Northern Ireland, and from Zimbabwe to Bosnia.

Trust

A play about the bonds of trust in a tight-knit Loyalist community, and how easily they are shattered, from the multi-award winning writer of The Force of Change.

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True Love Lies

From the Canadian author of Cold Meat Party and Love and Human Remains, in sharp, non-stop dialogue, True Love Lives tears open the nuclear family and finds the heart that is often lost and forgotten. 

 
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The True Life Fiction of Mata Hari

A play about the notorious World War One femme fatale known as Mata Hari.

Tribes

A penetrating play about belonging, family and the limitations of communication.

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Trestle

A tender but truthful exploration of love and ageing, asking how we choose to live in the face of soaring life expectancies. Winner of the 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Treetops

A play about the early resistance to policies of apartheid or racial segregation in Cape Town, South Africa, in the 1950s.

Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

    The Tree of Knowledge

    A wildly imaginative, hilariously provocative and deeply moving play from one of Scotland's most important playwrights.