Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 199-216 of 1,654 items.

The Road to Huntsville

A short play about a writer researching women who fall in love with men on death row, who then finds herself crossing the line.

Closer to God

A short play exploring the private worlds of strangers, living side by side but generations apart.

Boys and Girls

A play in verse following four young people across one night in Dublin.

Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane

A play about losing someone close to you, about the human need to remember and connect.

The Milliner and the Weaver

A short play about the Suffragette movement in Ireland, as the question of Home Rule divides the nation.

The Lioness

A short play about Elizabeth I: the myth and the reality.

Handbagged (one-act version)

A short play about the working relationship between Mrs Thatcher and the Queen.

Bloody Wimmin

A short play about the protests at Greenham Common, a political landmark in the fight for nuclear disarmament.

Acting Leader

A short play about Margaret Beckett finding herself Acting Leader of the Opposition after the sudden death of John Smith.

The Panel

A short play about the power politics underlying the selection of any candidate.

Playing the Game

A short play about the election of a new President of a Students' Association.

Pink

A short play about a millionaire businesswoman confronted by an unexpected visitor.

You, Me and Wii

A short play by the author of the Adrian Mole books, set in a council house in a small Leicestershire town at election time.

Fatal Light

A short play about a young mother's inability to cope with separation from her daughter.

Taken

A short play about a mother confronted by the child she had to give up.

Dream Pill

A short play about two children forced into prostitution.

Doris Day

A short play about two police officers and their different expectations of the job.

Dancing Bears

A short play laying bare the twisted loyalties and violence in teenage gangs.