Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Anna in the Tropics

A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929, inside a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Doubt

The hit Broadway play, filmed in 2008 with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Radio Golf

A real-estate developer sets about trying to redevelop the 'blighted' Hill District of Pittsburgh in the final part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

Our Late Night & A Thought In Three Parts: two plays

Two early plays by the cult US playwright, Wallace Shawn.

subUrbia

An updated version of Bogosian's theatrical tour de force.

The Shipment and Lear: two plays

Two plays by Korean-American theatre practitioner and writer Young Jean Lee, who here 'confirms herself as one of the best experimental playwrights in America' (Timeout New York).

Superior Donuts

An entertaining comedy-drama set in a local donut shop in the heart of one of Chicago's most diverse communities. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of August: Osage County.

Next to Normal

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical set in a crisis-stricken suburban household, exploring how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact.

Plays from the Arab World

Edited by Elyse Dodgson

A collection of five extraordinary plays exploring and reflecting contemporary life across the Near East and North Africa.

Enda Walsh Plays: One

The first eight astonishing plays by 'one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre'.

Jez Butterworth Plays: One

Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem.

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

Magnetic, nostalgic and gloriously imaginative, a comedy drama from award-winning New York playwright Sarah Ruhl.

Chinglish

A hilarious comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, exploring the modern difficulty of doing business between East and West.

The Lyons

A deliciously savage family comedy.

Conor McPherson Plays: Three

The third collection of plays by one of Ireland's most celebrated contemporary playwrights. Contains: Shining City, The Seafarer, The Veil, The Birds and The Dance of Death. With a foreword by the author.

Enda Walsh Plays: Two

The second collection of plays from the multi-award-winning Irish playwright, including The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom, Penelope, Ballyturk and two short plays, with a Foreword by the author.

The Great God Pan

An unsettling and deeply compassionate play from an acclaimed US playwright.

In the Wake

A bold, ambitious, political play about contemporary America - 'a candidate to be the Angels in America of the Bush II decade' (San Francisco Chronicle).