Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Arthur & George (stage version)

The gripping story of the sensational, real-life case in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle found himself playing detective.

As the Beast Sleeps

The explosive contradictions of life in Northern Ireland ignite this drama of suspense and violence.

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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.

The Aspidistra Code

A sinister but comic drama of honour and violence, from the award-winning author of Howie the Rookie.

The Assassination of Katie Hopkins

A smart, witty new musical by Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth about truth, celebrity and public outrage.

Assassins

A dark and funny look at the end of the American dream - Stephen Sondheim lifts musical theatre to new heights of brilliance.

The Assembled Parties

An incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.

The Astronaut's Chair

Rona Munro's thrilling play about the race to be the first woman in space.

At the Table

By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

    August: Osage County

    A hugely-acclaimed black comedy exposing the dark side of the Midwestern American family. 

    The Authorised Kate Bane

    A painfully comic excavation of a family history asks if there is an authorised version of the past - or just the one we can live with.

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    The Baby

    A modern epic set in ancient Rome, about a polyglot, violent city at the heart of a divided nation.

    Baby Dolls

    A futuristic comedy about conception, state control and rebellion.

    Bach & Sons

    A beautiful, profound and funny play about Johann Sebastian Bach, the irascible and turbulent composer, and his family business.

    Bad Boy Nietzsche! and other plays

    This new anthology collects plays written and performed over six years, including Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty!, Maria del Bosco, Panic! (How to Be Happy!), Bad Boy Nietzsche!, Bad Behavior and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe!

    Bad Girls (stage version)

    An energetic, fast-moving adaptation for the stage of this modern children's classic, by the best-selling author and 2005 Children's Laureate.

    Bad Roads

    A heartbreaking, powerful and bitterly comic account of what it is to be a woman in wartime.

    Bad Weather

    A play about freedom, guilt and the possibility of redemption, premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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