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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 163-180 of 1,556 items.

The Basement Flat

A short and unnerving play about families, property and rampant vegetation.

Distracted

A darkly surreal and richly comic short play about a deeply unusual mother and son relationship.

The Importance of Being Alfred

A short play about Lord Alfred Douglas, the former lover of Oscar Wilde, and his latter years as the supporter of a prominent homophobe.

Caresses

By Sergi Belbel Translated by John London

An acclaimed Catalan drama that presesnt a disturbing picture of contemporary Western society set against a background of urban alienation and violence.

The Scorched Garden

By Juan Mayorga Translated by Nick Darke

A play about a group of inmates who have been locked up in a mental hospital since the Spanish Civil War.

Bazaar

By David Planell Translated by John Clifford

A play by young Spanish dramatist David Planell, about the hilarious attempt to get an accident video shown on TV, releasing undercurrents of racism in society.

Roundabout

A play about obsession and delusion, by a major Spanish dramatist.

Wolf Kisses

A luminous tale from Spain, about a young woman who returns to her rural village home to await her Parisian lover.

Eggs

A dark comedy about female friendship, fertility and freaking out, by Florence Keith-Roach, 'rising star of the London theatre scene' (Evening Standard).

Primadonna

A one-woman play that lays bare the world of the celebrity PA as a young first-timer navigates impossible tasks, difficult conversations and fearsome passive aggression.

The Collector

A compelling tale of murder, evil and betrayal set in occupied Iraq, part of the Arabian Nightmares trilogy.

Echoes

A bloody tale of colonialism – ancient and modern – and the rhyme of history. Part of the Arabian Nightmares trilogy.

Angel

Inspired by the extraordinary true story of the Angel of Kobane, Angel is part of Henry Naylor's Arabian Nightmares trilogy.

Testament

The dark underside of the Greatest Story Ever Told.

Save + Quit

The stories of four young people in London and Dublin and how they attempt to live in the cities they call home.

Wretch

An ex-teacher and an ex-junkie meet on a night bus during long, dark nights of homelessness.

This Must Be the Place

A play comprising two short ballads about migration, missed connections, and life on the edge of respectability.

Maisie Says She Loves Me

A one-man play about love, inheritance and not letting your feelings show.