Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Stephen Jeffreys: Plays

A selection of the best work of Stephen Jeffreys, including his acclaimed plays The Libertine and The Clink.

Flesh and Bone

A vivid and fast-paced ride through a working-class London estate, fusing Shakespeare-inspired lyricism with Cockney accents.

Genesis Inc.

An explosively funny comedy that takes a closer look at the lengths to which people will go to defy biology – and at the moral compass of an industry that trades on fear and hope.

One For Sorrow

Following an attack on London, a family let a stranger into their house. Cordelia Lynn's play explores community and the limits of tolerance.

Bold Girls

A sharply funny, moving play set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland and celebrating women’s strength under siege.

How I Learned to Drive

A Lolita-like tale of female sexual awakening, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.

Lava

A timely play about grief, masculinity and the power of expression, exploring what happens when the capital city is hit by a small asteroid.

Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women

Edited by Sue Parrish

A collection of short plays curated by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre.

Small Tragedy

A remarkably funny, sharply articulated missive about tragedy in the contemporary world.

Wilderness (short play)

A short play about a patient and her psychiatrist as they head into the wilderness to find out how sane any of us really are.

    How to Not Sink

    A short play by Georgia Christou that looks at duty, love and dependency across three generations of women.

    The Nightclub

    A short play about three very different women at a gay nightclub in Orlando, who are caught up in a terrifying hate crime.

    Fucking Feminists

    A fiercely funny short play by Rose Lewenstein, investigating what feminism means, and what it has become.

    Tituba

    Tituba by Winsome Pinnock is a one-woman show about Tituba Indian, the enslaved woman who played a central role in the seventeenth-century Salem Witch Trials.

    The Road to Huntsville

    A short play about a writer researching women who fall in love with men on death row, who then finds herself crossing the line.

    White Lead

    A short play exploring the expectations and responsibilities of being an artist and a woman.

    What is the Custom of Your Grief?

    A short play by Timberlake Wertenbaker about an English schoolgirl who is befriended online by an Afghan girl after her brother is killed while on active duty in Afghanistan.

    Leave Taking

    Two generations. Three incredible women. An epic story of what we leave behind in order to find home.