Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Beauty and the Beast (Lyceum Theatre stage version)

A brilliant version of the classic tale, from a playwright acclaimed as 'the master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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Player's Angels

A play set in 1950s Nottingham, following a group of friends who work on the production line of the John Player tobacco factory.

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The Princess and the Goblin

A rich and magical play for all the family, from a master of storytelling.

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Merlin the Magnificent

The story of King Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, retold by Scotland's leading writer of plays for children.

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Puss in Boots

A brilliantly inventive version of the classic tale, from the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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The Sleeping Beauty (stage version)

A variation on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, by the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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The Snow Queen

A superb children's play, drawn from the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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Come Out Eli

A verbatim play telling the story of the 2002 Hackney siege, as told by the diverse and vibrant community that experienced it.

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The Clear Road Ahead

An epic short about rebirth, from the author of Jerusalem and The Ferryman.

Published in volume Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

    How These Desperate Men Talk

    A short play published for the first time, written during the author's time working with European theatremakers.

    Lynndie's Gotta Gun

    A short play published for the first time, written during the author's time working with European theatremakers.

    Wormwood

    A poetic and heart-rending play written in response to the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

    Bleeding Heart

    A short dark comedy from Spain, in which a naive middle-aged transvestite encounters a petty thief nicknamed 'sour face'.

    Red Car, Blue Car

    A heartbreaking short play about guilt, grief and responsibility, written for and performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2011.

    small hours

    A collaborative theatre piece created by playwrights Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime with theatre director Katie Mitchell, dissecting the claustrophobic world of a new mother struggling to cope on her own.

    Death of a Cyclist

    A poignant, bleakly comic short monologue told by a woman killed in a cycling accident.

    The Village Church

    A short play about faith, families, and fitting in.

    Baby Dolls

    A futuristic comedy about conception, state control and rebellion.