Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Huff & Stitch: two plays

Two gritty, powerful solo shows from award-winning Indigenous Canadian playwright Cliff Cardinal, exploring the lives of marginalized characters.

100 Plays for the First Hundred Days

A unique and personal response to the extraordinary events of the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald J. Trump - a play diary for each day of the presidency, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

The Band's Visit

The Tony Award-winning musical about an Egyptian band that gets stranded in a small Israeli desert town.

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

An elderly woman and her siblings become J.M. Barrie's classic characters in Sarah Ruhl's play about a family grieving over the death of their patriarch.

Let Me Down Easy

A solo show exploring experiences of death and dying through verbatim testimony.

debbie tucker green plays: one

A collection of six plays by one of the most distinctive playwrights working today.

Mary Jane

A moving play about the stalwart endurance of a devoted mother, winner of the 2018 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.

Miss You Like Hell

A musical about the barriers and the bonds of family, and the complexities of immigration in today's America.

Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

Two Plays

Two plays from the leading Canadian playwright.

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Robert Holman Plays: One

Five plays from Robert Holman's first decade of playwriting.

Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

Three extraordinary plays by one of the most audacious and talented playwrights of our times: Jerusalem, The River and The Ferryman. Plus his short film The Clear Road Ahead, and a conversation with playwright Simon Stephens.

Antlia Pneumatica

A haunting tale of loss and friendship, blurring the lines between the real and surreal, from the author of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

A deliciously adventurous play that confronts the question of whether monogamy is enough to ensure a happy marriage.

Exquisite Agony

A play about the heart—its passions, its failures, and its ability to connect.

Illyria

It is 1958. In the midst of a building boom in New York City, Joe Papp and his colleagues are facing pressure from the city’s elite as they continue their free Shakespeare in Central Park.

Gloria: A Life

Emily's Mann's play about the icon of the American feminist movement, Gloria Steinem. With a Foreword by Gloria Steinem herself.

Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers

An anthology of six brilliant plays, celebrating a multiplicity of stories authored by Black playwrights in the UK over the last decade. Selected and introduced by leading theatre director Natalie Ibu.

Rock / Paper / Scissors

Three Plays

Three intricately interwoven plays about family, heritage and legacy, centring around about a Sheffield manufacturing family.