Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Holy Sh!t

An acerbic new comedy about four forty-somethings wrestling for school places for their children.

Caterpillar

A darkly funny, searing and tender drama about those moments when we find ourselves teetering on the edge.

The Humans

A powerful comedy-drama about a family gathering at Thanksgiving, from a gifted young American playwright.

The Prisoner

A provocative study of what it means to be free, by the internationally acclaimed theatre director and his long-time collaborator.

Drip Feed

An infectious, dark comedy monologue play about the messiness of being young(ish), female and queer.

The Half Of It

A darkly lyrical monologue about a life, lived unseen. Winner of the Stewart Parker Award in 2018.

Homos, or Everyone in America

A raw and provocative portrait of a love story, exploding attitudes, emotions and prejudices that sit at the heart of relationships across the world.

How to Spot an Alien

A play for young people (age five and up) to watch, read and perform, about one confused alien, two brave kids and a busted spaceship.

Drip Feed & The Half Of It: Two Plays

Two rich and startling monologues from award-winning actor and playwright Karen Cogan.

Blackthorn

A contemporary, lyrical love story that explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love.

The Political History of Smack and Crack

An angry and passionate play chronicling the fallout for communities crushed by the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism.

CLASS

Funny, heartbreaking and beautifully observed, CLASS is an award-winning play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.

The Fishermen (stage version)

A powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate set in a small Nigerian town. Adapted from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel.

Huff & Stitch: two plays

Two gritty, powerful solo shows from award-winning Indigenous Canadian playwright Cliff Cardinal, exploring the lives of marginalized characters.

Valued Friends

A comedy of manners about the property market.

Interruptions

A boldly innovative drama exploring ideas about democracy, politics and leadership.

Finsbury Park

A short autobiographical monologue, first performed as part of the Come to Where I'm From festival at the Park Theatre, London, in 2016.

Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women's Lives

Eight Monologues

A collection of monologues that document, remember and bear witness to a century of struggle for progress and equality for women in the United Kingdom.