Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 37-54 of 1,712 items.

Lava (2022 edition)

A timely play about grief and the power of expression, rocking with raw emotion and sharp humour.

The Meaning of Zong

Giles Terera's powerful debut play about Olaudah Equiano and the historical movement to abolish slavery – a timely response to the social upheaval the world has witnessed in recent years.

Tapped

A witty and sensitive portrayal of managing mental health within a family, highlighting the barriers we put up in order to put on a brave face.

The 47th

A viciously funny play offering a dazzling glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth: the US presidential race.

Red Ellen

A play that tells the remarkable true story of an inspiring and brilliant woman: Ellen Wilkinson, who was a campaigning Labour MP in the 1930s and 40s.

The Fever Syndrome

A vivid and thrilling play about a pioneeringa and successful IVF innovator and his brilliantly dysfunctional family.

Raging: Three Plays/Seven Years of Warfare in Ireland

Wild Sky, Embargo & Outrage

A trilogy of landmark plays - Wild Sky, Embargo and Outrage - commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland, from the 1916 Easter Rising to the Civil War which began in 1922.

Raging: Outrage

The Civil War

A play exploring women's roles in the Irish revolutionary wars, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland.

Raging: Wild Sky

The Rising

A play exploring the extraordinary energy and complexity of events in Ireland in the lead up to the Easter Rising of 1916.

Raging: Embargo

The War of Independence

A poetic, bloody and heroic tale of industrial action and civic resistance, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland.

Mike Bartlett Plays: Two

Five ambitious and exciting plays by the multi-award-winning playwright, introduced by the author.

Wonder Boy

A play about the power of finding your own voice, revolving around a twelve-year-old boy with a stammer.

The Bone Sparrow (stage version)

A stage adaptation of Zana Fraillon's powerful and deeply moving novel about the displacement and treatment of refugees and sanctuary seekers in Australia.

Sorry, You're Not a Winner

A powerful and striking play that explores aspiration, social mobility and getting caught between classes.

Our Generation

An engrossing verbatim created from five years of interviews with twelve young people from across the UK. A captivating portrait of their teenage years as they journey into adulthood.

Bacon

An unflinching and unexpectedly humorous play about masculinity, sexuality and power, through the dizzying lens of youth.

Small Island (stage version)

Andrea Levy's epic novel tracing the tangled history of Jamaica and Britain, adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson.

Red Pitch

A fast-paced and sharp-edged play telling a coming-of-age story about three young footballers, exploring the impact of gentrification and regeneration on London's communities.