Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 127-144 of 1,555 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 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)

                        Seven Jewish Children

                        A short play written in response to the situation in Gaza at the time of writing in January 2009.

                        How These Desperate Men Talk

                        A short play published for the first time, written during the author's time working with European theatremakers.

                        Lynndie's Gotta Gun

                        A short play published for the first time, written during the author's time working with European theatremakers.

                        Wormwood

                        A poetic and heart-rending play written in response to the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

                        Bleeding Heart

                        A short dark comedy from Spain, in which a naive middle-aged transvestite encounters a petty thief nicknamed 'sour face'.

                        Red Car, Blue Car

                        A heartbreaking short play about guilt, grief and responsibility, written for and performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2011.

                        small hours

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