Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Einstein's Gift

A Canadian play based on the life and work of Nobel Laureate Dr Fritz. Haber, who risked everything for a country that never accepted him, but used his work to murder millions.

Shoot the Crow

An endearing yet hard-hitting comic portrait of how the need to work gets in the way of living.

Far Away

A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists.

dirty butterfly

A mesmerising and startling play about voyeurism, power and guilt.

Honour

An unsettling play about infidelity seen from the perspective of the three women involved: the wife, the lover and the daughter.

Black Milk

A worm's eye view of post-Communist Russia.

Shining Souls

A riotously funny comedy with a gallery of unforgettable characters, published here in a revised version alongside its revival at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in 2003.

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100

A strikingly original play combining traditional storytelling with physical theatre, created by The Imaginary Body. Winner of a Fringe First Award at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Terrorism

The extraordinary debut play from the Royal Court by two brothers from Siberia.

Got to be Happy

A poignant and tender-hearted play set in a pub kitchen.

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Beauty and the Beast (RSC version)

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Scenes From the Big Picture

An epic, masterful twenty-plus-character play about Belfast and its multitude of urban denizens.

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After Mrs Rochester

A dramatisation of the extraordinary life of Jean Rhys, in which themes of femininity, literature and hysteria and madness collide with vivid force.

born bad

A hard-hitting and original family drama.

World Music

A subtle and topical play about European attitudes to Africa.

The New American Musical

Edited by Wiley Hausam

Four groundbreaking musicals from the end of the 20th century

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Gum

Set in a fictional fundamentalist country where chewing gum is outlawed, Gum explores the human need to tame nature and control desire.

Holes in the Skin

A gripping play about the nature of violence.