Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Protection

A tough but vulnerable play about our crumbling social fabric - and the people who have to pick up the pieces.

The People Next Door

A black comedy about the post-9/11 world and what happens when someone else's global problem becomes your local one.

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Tape

An unsettling and unpredictable drama about the love-hate chemistry that endures between friends.

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The Fire This Time

African-American Plays for the 21st Century

A collection of African-American plays for the 21st century.

Luna Park: short plays and monologues

A collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, featuring three decades' worth of short plays, one-acts and monologues.

Duck

A sparky and moving first play about female friendship, set in contemporary Dublin. 

Thebans

The Ancient myths of the Kingdom of Thebes re-told by Scotland's foremost poet/dramatist.

Playing the Victim

A darkly absurd play from the authors of Terrorism.

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I.D.

An enthralling drama about the man who killed Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of South African apartheid.

The Maths Tutor

A wry and incisive play exposing how our desire for a normal family life and our fears about adults, young people and sex, can sometimes outride the truth.

Madame Bovary: Breakfast with Emma

Flaubert's masterpiece about an infidelity with tragic consequences, dramatised for Shared Experience by the well-known novelist Fay Weldon.

Gilt

An exciting innovation: three of Scotland's top playwrights combine forces on a single play - staged by 7:84 Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.

Airsick

A turbulent black comedy about love, loneliness and how we shape our future.

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Topdog/Underdog

A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Sleeping Beauty (Young Vic version)

The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty's curse – as seen through the eyes of the fairy who curses her.

Loyal Women

A gripping and explosive drama from the multi-award winning playwright.

Prelude to a Kiss and other plays

A collection of work by one of America's most important and influential playwrights.

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and other plays

Three surreal plays by the influential Puerto Rican playwright, author of Marisol.