Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Pounding Nails In The Floor With My Forehead

Bogosian's brashest solo show, once again aiming scorching social commentary at the contemporary urban and suburban scene.

Pentecost

A valuable mural is discovered in a church in war-torn Eastern Europe. Part of David Edgar's trilogy of plays about post-Communist Eastern Europe.

Your Turn to Clean the Stair

A comically sinister study of the tensions in an Edinburgh tenement.

    Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue

    Two plays, from the award-winning author Rona Munro.

    Fugue

    A psychological horror story about a woman suffering a mental breakdown, from the award-winning author of Iron.

      The Maiden Stone

      A wild and fantastical tale about a group of women struggling to get by in the harsh world of north-east Scotland in the early nineteenth century.

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      Tales of the Lost Formicans and other plays

      Four plays from one of America's finest playwrights, endowed with compassion, keen insight and an unfailing comic sensibility.

      Reader

      A compulsive, gripping and intense play from the author of Death and the Maiden.

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      A Little Night Music

      An utterly sophisticated and charming musical boasting such numbers as 'Send in the Clowns' and 'A Weekend in the Country'.

      Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!)

      A collection of essays, poems, a prayer and a play from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

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      The Shakespeare Revue

      An enchanting collection of witty music and skits about the Bard, devised for and first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

      Raised in Captivity

      The story of two siblings reunited at their mother's funeral.

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      Into the Woods

      A modern musical twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

      Waiting Room Germany

      By Klaus Pohl Translated by David Tushingham

      A raw and honest verbatim-theatre play about post-reunification Germany, commissioned in 1994 by Der Spiegel to test the mood of the new Germany.

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      Stanley

      A brilliant and painfully truthful portrait of Stanley Spencer, the wayward genius of modern British painting.

      The Thickness of Skin

      An intricate, tender play about the obligations we have to one another, and those we would rather not.

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      According to Hoyle

      A comedy drama about male friendship in which five old friends meet for a traditional evening of poker.

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      Sight Unseen and other plays

      Five plays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

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