Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Death and the Maiden

A woman seeks revenge when the man she believes to have been her torturer happens to re-enter her life.

Company (US edition)

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's iconic musical comedy about life, love and marriage.

The Baltimore Waltz and other plays

A collection of Paula Vogel's work, surveying a remarkable decade of her writing for the stage. Her singular voice is exhilarating, comic and heartbreaking by turns.

Smelling a Rat

A black comedy/farce from the author of Abigail's Party, premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1988.

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Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

The full text of cult-performer Bogosian's solo show, attacking the dark underbelly of the American dream with blistering accuracy.

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Latin American Plays

New Drama from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Peru

Selected by Sebastian Doggart

An essential introduction to the fascinating but largely unexplored theatre of Latin America, featuring new translations of five contemporary plays written by some the region's most exciting writers.

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)

A superb adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous story of the unassuming Dr Jekyll and his dark alter-ego Mr Hyde.

Drinks Before Dinner

A theatrical tour-de-force of language and ideas about Eighties' America, by the best-selling author of Billy Bathgate and Ragtime.

Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, with music by Mick Sands drawn from traditional French folk melodies.

Ballad of Yachiyo

A dramatic tale of a young Japanese girl's sexual awakening, and ultimate social downfall, in Hawaii's harsh sugar-cane plantation system of the early twentieth century. In this moving elegy to his own aunt on whose life the story is based, Gotanda juxtaposes the world of traditional Japanese arts, such as pottery and the tea ceremony, with the conflicting social realities of a culture in transition.

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Etiquette and Vitriol: The Food Chain and other plays

A collection of plays from one of the leading comic voices of his generation, full of his characteristic razor-sharp wit and black humour.

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Widows

A smouldering political allegory about a political protest in a country ruled by a military junta. From the author of Death and the Maiden, written in collaboration with Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America.

East is East

A wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford.

Nuremberg

A gripping verbatim drama using only the actual words spoken in court during the 1946 Nuremberg War Crimes Trial.

Hotel

An innovative theatre piece combining music, voices and dance, with a text by Caryl Churchill and music by Orlando Gough.

Testimonies: Four Plays

Four significant plays from a writer whose choice of ‘uncomfortable’ but well-documented subjects has gained her a reputation for controversy:

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Sleep Deprivation Chamber

A gripping examination of the conflicting realities of the black experience of twentieth-century America.

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A Fair Country

A play in the tradition of Arthur Miller: an impassioned exploration of the impact of politics on an American family.

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