Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Crumbs from the Table of Joy and other plays

A collection of work from leading American playwright Lynn Nottage.

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Richard Maxwell: Plays 1996-2000

The first collection of work by one of America's most important, vital and original young voices, including Boxing 2000, Caveman and the OBIE-Award winning House.

A Single Act

A subtle and menacing play about life after a terrorist outrage.

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Be My Baby

A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 1960s Britain.

The President of an Empty Room

Voodoo, heroin and tobacco in a Cuban cigar factory, from the award-winning screenwriter of Dirty Pretty Things.

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East Coast Chicken Supper

A scabrously funny look at 'young enterprise' in modern Scotland.

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Fair & Felt Effects: two plays

Two plays that combine innovative dramatic form with a rare emotional power.

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Fair

A powerful drama about the potent appeal of far right policies to young people in the UK.

Published in volume Fair & Felt Effects: two plays

    Felt Effects

    A play that unearths the seismic relationship between two half-sisters and their mother when they are forced together in the A&E ward of the local hospital. Joint-winner of the 2004 Verity Bargate Award.

    Published in volume Fair & Felt Effects: two plays

      On the Ceiling

      A quirky comedy about the painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, from the well-known actor and writer - seen in the West End starring Ron Cook and Ralf Little.

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      Playing With Fire

      An epic and provocative play about multi-racial Britain, from the UK's leading political playwright.

      The Doll Tower

      A challenging and thought-provoking play about T.E. Lawrence and his life after Arabia.

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      Paul

      An irreverent and provocative drama questioning the basis of Christianity, by the author of The Romans in Britain.

      trade & generations: two plays

      Two plays from the acclaimed playwright debbie tucker green.

      trade

      A short play dealing with the controversial topic of female sex tourism.

      Published in volume trade & generations: two plays

        generations

        A 30-minute drama about three generations of a black South African family who contest their relative culinary skills. But food isn't the only topic and the family numbers are declining...

        Published in volume trade & generations: two plays

          Great Expectations (RSC stage version)

          A gritty adaptation of Dickens' least sentimental love story with a cast of some of his most unforgettable characters.

          Coram Boy (stage version)

          A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatised from the Whitbread award-winning novel set in 18th-century England.