Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Precious Little Talent

A touching and funny play about 20-somethings graduating into a world that's sold them down the river.

Hot Mess

A dark and lyrical tale about friendship, loss and loneliness.

bedbound

A ferocious two-hander about a father-daughter relationship gone horribly and terrifyingly wrong.

Fanny and Faggot

A two-part play presenting two distinct moments in the life of Mary Bell, the eleven-year-old Newcastle girl who was convicted of the manslaughter of two toddlers in 1968.

From Both Hips

A gripping drama about revenge and absolution, from the award-winning author of Howie the Rookie.

Mojo Mickybo

An unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred in Belfast during the 1970s.

My Heart's a Suitcase

A modern feminist classic – a fiercely original parable of modern materialism. The play that won Clare McIntyre the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards for Most Promising Playwright.

Mint

A sharp and detailed portrayal of a man struggling to keep his head above water.

All the Way Home

A deeply emotional comedy drama from the author of East is East, exploring the relationships we have with our roots, and with those that we love but don't always understand.

The Evil Doers

A chaotic, violent, comic odyssey through the dismal streets of 1980s Glasgow.

The Baby

A modern epic set in ancient Rome, about a polyglot, violent city at the heart of a divided nation.

The Mikvah Project

A playful and poignant play about two men who meet every Friday in a north-west London Mikvah, a traditional Jewish pool used for ritual cleansing.

Buggy Baby

A horror comedy about trying to build a normal life when nothing about life is normal.

Blister

A tense relationship drama which examines how the effects of one moment can ripple through a galaxy of lives. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Blue

A disquieting and darkly funny play which shines a light on the state of mental-health services in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

katzenmusik

A darkly comic story about social inequality and upheaval, told in reverse. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Landmines

A stark, fast-paced and fraught play about political upheaval and the media's relationship with civil violence and terrorism in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Real Estate

A sharply observed, epic play combining elements of social realism and satire, which asks: who do our homes really belong to, and who gets to tell our stories? In the Multiplay Drama series.