Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 127-144 of 1,522 items.

Kitchen

A short play from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce.

Published in volume Arlington

    A Girl's Bedroom

    A short play from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce.

    Published in volume Arlington

      One Thousand and One

      A short play from the author of Mr Incredible and Where Do Little Birds Go?.

      Published in volume Mr Incredible

        Aloe Aloe

        A provocative short play about parenthood and responsibility, from the author of Mr Incredible and Where Do Little Birds Go?.

        Published in volume Mr Incredible

          House

          A play about family, culture clash, memory and truth, commissioned by acclaimed theatre company Clean Break.

            Amongst the Reeds

            Two friends scratch out a living on the margins of society in a play commissioned by acclaimed theatre company Clean Break.

              small hours

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

              Published in volume Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One

              Jonesy

              A short play from the author of Jumpers for Goalposts.

              Published in volume Jumpers for Goalposts

                Last Letters Home

                A short monologue play for a female performer.

                Published in volume Here I Belong

                  Circle Mirror Transformation

                  A quiet masterpiece tracing the lives of five strangers who come together in a community centre in Vermont, New England, for a series of creative drama classes for adults.

                  Published in volume The Vermont Plays

                    PMQ

                    A short play set in a Westminster dressing room, as Prime Minister Dave prepares for his first ever bout of Prime Minister's Questions.

                    Published in volume Ella Hickson Plays: One

                      Wilderness (April De Angelis)

                      A short play by April De Angelis, about a patient and her psychiatrist as they head into the wilderness to find out how sane any of us really are.

                        Three

                        A short play about three young Israelis caught up in a hostage situation.

                        Published in volume One Jewish Boy

                          Distant Early Warning

                          A short play set in 2053 in what was once Greenland.

                          Published in volume A Hundred Words for Snow

                            War and Peace Gaza Piece

                            A short play about war and family life.

                            Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

                              Tickets are Now On Sale

                              A short play about sponsorship and the arts.

                              Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

                                Beautiful Eyes

                                A short play about a family divided by politics, first performed in the week of Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017.

                                Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

                                  Fences

                                  The story of Troy Maxson, once a baseball star in the Negro Leagues, now fighting for the right to be first black man to drive a garbage truck in 1950s Pittsburgh.

                                  Published in volume The Century Cycle (boxed set)