Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

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.

The Tyler Sisters

A funny, heartening exploration of time, and the unassuming moments that make up our lives.

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.

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.

Two Billion Beats

An insightful, moving and tremendously funny coming-of-age drama about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don't make the rules.

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Twilight Song

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

The Turn of the Screw (stage version)

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

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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Tuesday

With a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth

By Alison Carr Translated by Daf James

A funny and playful drama written specifically for young people, about what happens when the world literally turns upside-down. Bilingual edition: includes the original English play with a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth, by playwright Daf James.

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.