Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 271-288 of 1,707 items.

Take Care

An astonishing, tragic and uplifting verbatim play about the care system in the UK today.

Heroes

A poignant exploration of fallen idols, family secrets and the human price of forgiveness.

This is a Chair

A short play about the surreal nature of modern life.

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Withdrawal

A play from Syria, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

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A play from Palestine, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

Damage

A play from Morocco, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

The House (Plays from the Arab World)

By Arzé Khodr Translated by Khalid Laith

A play from Lebanon, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

Egyptian Products

By Laila Soliman Translated by Khalid Laith

A play from Egypt, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

Rappaccini's Daughter

The only play by leading Mexican poet Octavio Paz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Grotty

A dark and savage play exploring the London lesbian scene. 

Brute

A solo show about a rather twisted schoolgirl.

Valued Friends

A comedy of manners about the property market.

Interruptions

A boldly innovative drama exploring ideas about democracy, politics and leadership.

Estate Walls

A play about a young writer who dreams of leaving his estate. The play that won Arinzé Kene the Most Promising Playwright at the 2011 Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards).

Notes on Falling Leaves

A poignant, elegiac short play from the author of East is East.

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Here We Go

A short play about death by Caryl Churchill.

Pigs and Dogs

A short, startling play about Uganda's 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Act and what lies behind it.

Mehndi Night

A touching family tale about resentment and forgiveness on the night before a wedding.