Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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When You Cure Me

A painful – and painfully funny – play about being very young and in love – and coping with serious illness at the same time.

5/11

An epic and incendiary thriller about the Gunpowder Plot, weaving together the lives of kings, terrorists, priests and spies.

The Canterbury Tales (stage version)

A landmark dramatisation for the Royal Shakespeare Company of one of the foundation stones of English literature.

Christmas is Miles Away

A touching play about adolescent friendship.

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Reckless and other plays

A 'greatest hits' volume by one of the best-known gay playwrights in the US.

O go my Man

A satirical comedy of modern manners set in contemporary Dublin. Joint winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for 2006-07.

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 Clean House and other plays

A collection of plays by the award-winning American playwright Sarah Ruhl, a dramatist with 'a unique comic voice, perspective and sense of theatre' Variety.

Doubt

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

Midnight (stage version)

An adaptation for the stage of this modern children's classic by the best-selling author and 2005 Children's Laureate.

Bad Girls (stage version)

An energetic, fast-moving adaptation for the stage of this modern children's classic, by the best-selling author and 2005 Children's Laureate.

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The Lottie Project (stage version)

An adaptation for the stage of this modern children's classic by the best-selling author and 2005 Children's Laureate.

Touched

A revered modern classic about life in a working-class suburb of Nottingham in the closing days of World War II.

The Winterling

A comedy thriller from the author of the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem.

The Gist of It

A fast and furious drama of misunderstandings, about three people who desperately want to be loved.

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Elizabeth Gordon Quinn (National Theatre of Scotland version)

A contemporary classic set during the Glasgow Rent Strike of 1915, with one of the best women's roles ever to emerge from Scottish theatre, an unforgettable tragicomic heroine with an extraordinary power to repel and attract.

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Immaculate

A laugh-out-loud comic variation on the virgin birth.

The Schuman Plan

The story of post-war Britain and its love-hate relationship with Europe, recounted as a thrilling, fast-moving epic of machiavellian politics and private heartbreak.

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