Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.


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


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.


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.

    The Treatment

    Martin Crimp's razor-sharp satire about a world in which people are products, movies are money and sex sells.

    Treasure Island (Stuart Paterson stage version)

    A fresh and genuinely thrilling adaptation of the classic tale, and one that keeps close to Stevenson's original story.

    Treasure Island (Le Navet Bete stage version)

    A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, family-friendly retelling of a classic story.


    The debut play by Liam Williams, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee -  about gender and the ethical dimensions of modern love.

    Travelling Light

    A funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age.


    An early play by one of our leading dramatists, written before her breakthrough successes with Cloud Nine and Top Girls.

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    trade & generations: two plays

    Two plays from the acclaimed playwright debbie tucker green.


    A short play dealing with the controversial topic of female sex tourism.

    Published in volume trade & generations: two plays


      A revered modern classic about life in a working-class suburb of Nottingham in the closing days of World War II.


      A shamelessly funny and brutally honest play about sex, connection and control.


      A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


      Winner of the 2015 Papatango New Writing Prize, Tomcat is a play set in a future world where diseases and disorders have been wiped out. How far will we go to keep humanity healthy?