Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre version)

Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010.

Beauty and the Beast (RSC version)

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, with music by Mick Sands drawn from traditional French folk melodies.

Beauty of the Father

A play infused by the spirit and language of Lorca, about what we will sacrifice in the name of love.

A Bed of Roses

An acerbic and funny play about middle-class hypocrisy and universal apathy.

    bedbound

    A ferocious two-hander about a father-daughter relationship gone horribly and terrifyingly wrong.

    bedbound & misterman: two plays

    Two early plays from the acclaimed Irish writer Enda Walsh.

    Before It Rains

    Funny, brave and beautifully told, Before It Rains is a tale of parenthood, protection and provocation set on a proud, forgotten Cardiff estate.

    Beginning

    A sharp and astute two-hander that takes an intimate look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance.

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    Being Friends

    The first of the three plays that make up Robert Holman's acclaimed dramatic trilogy Making Noise Quietly.

      Belfry

      A deeply moving tale about what lies beneath the surface of everyday lives.

      Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy

        Belleville

        Amy Herzog's devastating play about an American newlywed couple who move to a boho neighbourhood in Paris, only for their relationship to begin to unravel.

        Belleville (US edition)

        Amy Herzog's devastating play about an American newlywed couple who move to a boho neighbourhood in Paris, only for their relationship to begin to unravel.

        Belongings

        From the deserts of a modern war to the battleground of a family kitchen, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's explosive play delves into one woman's quest for identity and a place she can call home.

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        Berlin Bertie

        An intimate and at times savagely funny psychological study of two sisters, one of who has made her home in East Berlin and one who has stayed on in their native London.

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        Better Days Better Knights

        A sweet-hearted tale of a washed-up knight-of-old, from the grandfather of modern Scottish playwriting.

        Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays

        Edited by Misha Berson

        A collection of contemporary Asian-American plays.

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        Beyond Victims and Villains

        Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights

        The first of its kind - an anthology that explores how disabled artists depict the world they inhabit with their disabilities.