Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Sweeney Todd

The gruesomely fascinating musical about the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street', one of Sondheim's greatest hits.

Light in the Village

A devastatingly effective modern parable about poverty and corruption in an Indian village.

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Assassins

A dark and funny look at the end of the American dream - Stephen Sondheim lifts musical theatre to new heights of brilliance.

The Floating Island Plays

In this tragi-comic quartet, Cuban-American dramatist Eduardo Machado explores the meaning of his homeland's history. The plays tell the stories of several extended families, linked by marriage and then by exile in the United States.

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Self Torture & Strenuous Exercise

These plays are not only jet-black comedies. They are fairy tales, fables, passion plays, masquerades...

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Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

Part One of the two-part Angels in America, an epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

A Moon for the Misbegotten

The last work from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, continuing the semi-autobiographical cycle centring on the Tyrone family.

Through the Leaves and other plays

Franz Xaver Kroetz is a controversial figure whose works have helped reshape world drama over the last two decades. His unsparing portraits of life in Germany's lower middle-class redefine the notion of realism on the stage.

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Grace

A far-reaching, comic portrait of the effects of hypocrisy and corporate greed on the values of late-twentieth-century England.

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The Secret Garden (stage version)

The complete book and lyrics of Norman’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s classic.

The Rug Merchants of Chaos and other plays

Three astonishingly original, provocative, scathingly funny plays from the Obie award-winning American writer.

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Full Moon and other plays

Three plays delicately exploring issues of love, faith, family and race.

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A Going Concern

A play about a washed-up family business, from the author of The Libertine.

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Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner's acclaimed epic drama set during the Reagan years in America.

The Skriker

An extraordinary collision of ancient fairytale and fractured urban England.

The Iceman Cometh

An ominous play set in a cruel world of dark realism, an acknowledged masterpiece from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Dora: A Case of Hysteria

A satirical feminist play debunking Sigmund Freud's theories about hysteria.

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My Heart's a Suitcase & Low Level Panic

Two modern feminist classics by a writer who was amongst the extraordinary generation of British female playwrights to emerge in the 1980s.