Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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One Jewish Boy

A bittersweet comedy addressing anti-Semitism through one young family's struggle against prejudice.


A topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America's economic decline. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Best Play at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.


A short play about three young Israelis caught up in a hostage situation.

Published in volume One Jewish Boy

    The Messiah

    A hilarious Christmas comedy that conjures up the sublime, the ridiculous and the truly angelic.


    By Tom Wells By (composer) Matthew Robins

    A one-man musical comedy about a fifteen-year-old boy who finds himself in deep water when he joins a synchronised swimming team, even though he can't swim.


    An epic story about generational conflict, fathers and daughters, and whether we're living in the best or worst of times.


    A gripping psychological thriller, filled with razor-sharp dialogue.

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    An honest, tender-hearted and uproariously funny story from actress, comedian, writer and doodler Jessie Cave – with colour illustrations throughout.

    The Nightingales

    A funny, touching and thought-provoking comedy drama about the members of a village choir.

    Asking for It (stage version)

    A powerful adaptation of Louise O'Neill's devastating novel about the experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by a horrific act of violence.

    100 Plays for the First Hundred Days

    A unique and personal response to the extraordinary events of the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald J. Trump - a play diary for each day of the presidency, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

    The Band's Visit

    The Tony Award-winning musical about an Egyptian band that gets stranded in a small Israeli desert town.

    The Detroit Project

    Three provocative dramas, Paradise Blue, Detroit ’67 and Skeleton Crew, making up a play cycle examining the sociopolitical history of Detroit.

    For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

    An elderly woman and her siblings become J.M. Barrie's classic characters in Sarah Ruhl's play about a family grieving over the death of their patriarch.

    Let Me Down Easy

    A solo show exploring experiences of death and dying through verbatim testimony.

    The Funeral Director

    An incisive and heartfelt play about sexuality, gender and religion in twenty-first-century Britain. Winner of the 2018 Papatango New Writing Prize.

    Dealing with Clair

    A satire on yuppie moral and emotional bankruptcy and a bleak, black comedy thriller.