Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Rug Merchants of Chaos and other plays

Three astonishingly original, provocative, scathingly funny plays from the Obie award-winning American writer.

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Pride's Crossing

A play about Mabel Tidings Bigelow, who at the age of 26 set the world record for swimming the English Channel.

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Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

A monologue by a master of the art - 100% pure high octane Bogosian.

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The Long Christmas Ride Home

Past and present collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family of five. Humorous and heart-wrenching, this beautifully written play proves that magic can be found in the simplest breaths of life.

Brooklyn Boy

A funny and emotionally rich look at family, friends and fame, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends.

Well

A play about a mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighbourhood, despite her inability to heal herself.

Swimming to Cambodia

Spalding Gray's extraordinary memoir/monologue, based on his experiences as an actor in the film The Killing Fields.

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The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East

Three multifaceted works exploring the urgency and complexity of the Middle East’s political landscape, through the voices and bodies of the people who inhabit it.

Disconnect

An urgent exposé of the realities behind the international call centre.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (stage version)

Robert Tressell's classic pre-First World War account of the working lives of a group of housepainters and decorators, vividly adapted by Howard Brenton.

Women, Power and Politics: Then

Four plays

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom.

Women, Power and Politics: Now

Five plays

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom.

Who is Sylvia? and Duologue

Two plays from one of the leading dramatists of the 20th century.

Precious Little Talent & Hot Mess

Two plays by award-winning playwright Ella Hickson.

Edgar: Shorts

A collection of shorter plays from stage and television by one of the UK's foremost political playwrights.

Sunday in the Park with George

The Pulitzer-winning musical inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, celebrating the art of creation and the creation of art.

Sweeney Todd

The gruesomely fascinating musical about the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street', one of Sondheim's greatest hits.

The Guid Sisters and other plays

Three plays from the renowned Quebecois writer.