Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

A timely play based on the true story of an imprisoned Nobel Laureate.

100

A strikingly original play combining traditional storytelling with physical theatre, created by The Imaginary Body. Winner of a Fringe First Award at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

100 Monologues

A definitive collection of all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, originally performed as part of his six off-Broadway solo shows.

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.

13

Coincidences, omens and vision collide with political reality in this epic new play by the award-winning Mike Bartlett.

1972: The Future of Sex

A devised play about three couples having sex for the first time – and a country on the brink of a sexual awakening.

2.5 Minute Ride & 101 Humiliating Stories

Two solo pieces by the award-winning American performer, and founder member of the Five Lesbian Brothers troupe.

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2nd May 1997

A play set on the day that New Labour swept into government, telling three deeply personal stories of euphoria and despair.

3 Billion Seconds

A hilarious, macabre love story about a pregnant couple of activists attempting to offset the carbon footprint of their unborn baby's life.

3 Winters

A portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive. Winner of the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

365 Days/365 Plays

A unique, year-long play cycle from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Topdog/Underdog. This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day.

5/11

An epic and incendiary thriller about the Gunpowder Plot, weaving together the lives of kings, terrorists, priests and spies.

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54% Acrylic

A short play about a young woman who, after shoplifting for the first time, is chased by the store detective.

55 Days

A gripping historical play that dramatises a crucial moment of English history.

603

A play from Palestine, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

8 Hotels

A play about passion, suspicion and revenge, based on true events involving some of the twentieth century's most influential American artists.

Abandonment

A play about love, death, identity and evolution, from the bestselling and highly acclaimed novelist.

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Abigail

A man in his forties and a woman in her twenties meet on a trip to Berlin. Across a fractured timeline where past and present collide, the story of their relationship, their love and their struggle unravels.