Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 127-144 of 1,628 items.

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 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

                      Burgerz

                      A timely, unsettling and powerful play from one of the UK's most prominent trans voices.

                       

                        40 Days

                        A play exploring the impact of state violence on Black and brown children.

                          Medicine

                          A dark and frequently absurdist play about how we have treated those we call 'mentally ill'.

                          Published in volume Medicine & The Same: two plays

                            The Same

                            A play about two women who meet in a psychiatric institution.

                            Published in volume Medicine & The Same: two plays

                              Last Easter

                              A funny, moving and provocative drama about the true nature of friendship.

                              • Paperback

                              The Mirror and the Light (stage version)

                              The final part of Hilary Mantel's hugely acclaimed Wolf Hall trilogy, adapted by the author with the actor Ben Miles and staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

                              • Paperback

                              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)

                                The Clear Road Ahead

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

                                Published in volume Jez Butterworth Plays: Two