Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Death of a Cyclist

A poignant, bleakly comic short monologue told by a woman killed in a cycling accident.

The Village Church

A short play about faith, families, and fitting in.

Baby Dolls

A futuristic comedy about conception, state control and rebellion.

How to Not Sink

A short play by Georgia Christou that looks at duty, love and dependency across three generations of women.

The Nightclub

A short play about three very different women at a gay nightclub in Orlando, who are caught up in a terrifying hate crime.

Fucking Feminists

A fiercely funny short play by Rose Lewenstein, investigating what feminism means, and what it has become.

Tituba

Tituba by Winsome Pinnock is a one-woman show about Tituba Indian, the enslaved woman who played a central role in the seventeenth-century Salem Witch Trials.

White Lead

A short play by Jessica Siân exploring the expectations and responsibilities of being an artist and a woman.

What is the Custom of Your Grief?

A short play by Timberlake Wertenbaker about an English schoolgirl who is befriended online by an Afghan girl after her brother is killed while on active duty in Afghanistan.

Finsbury Park

A short autobiographical monologue, first performed as part of the Come to Where I'm From festival at the Park Theatre, London, in 2016.

Snuff

A short play about an Iraqi War veteran.

The Price of a Fish Supper

A short play about a man whose fortunes have declined along with the Scottish fishing industry in which he has worked all his life.

Better Days Better Knights

A sweet-hearted tale of a washed-up knight-of-old, from the grandfather of modern Scottish playwriting.

Ramallah

A short play about a writer returning home from Palestine to his wife, and being gently challenged as to where exactly his priorities lie.

54% Acrylic

A short play about a young woman who, after shoplifting for the first time, is chased by the store detective.

Harm

A short play about a father and son waiting in a new 'self-harming unit'.

The Basement Flat

A short and unnerving play about families, property and rampant vegetation.

Distracted

A darkly surreal and richly comic short play about a deeply unusual mother and son relationship.