Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 181-198 of 1,536 items.

BU21

Six young people are caught in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London. By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious, BU21 is verbatim theatre from the very near future.

buckets

Wry, emotive, funny and heartfelt, buckets is a play with a unique perspective on a universal dilemma: how do you deal with the fact that time always runs out?

Buggy Baby

A horror comedy about trying to build a normal life when nothing about life is normal.

Buggy Baby & The Mikvah Project: Two Plays

Two plays showcasing the exciting and distinctive voice of Josh Azouz.

Bull

A razor-sharp play about the fine line between office politics and playground bullying, Bull offers ringside seats as three employees fight to keep their jobs.

Bully Boy

A ferociously gripping story about the moral issues of contemporary military occupation and its effect on the mental health of serving soldiers. Written with startling insight by author and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.

Bunny

An exhilarating coming-of-age drama for a solo performer.

Burkas and Bacon Butties

A heart-warming, clash-of-cultures comedy set in a Wigan taxi.

Burning Bridges

A love triangle with a dangerous twist, this moving and funny play explores the everyday dilemmas of a young woman living with autism.

Burnt by the Sun

A rich evocation of a world poised on the brink of Stalin's Great Terror, based on the 1994 Oscar-winning film written by Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov.

Burying Your Brother in the Pavement

A play about grief and looking at someone that little bit more closely. Written specifically for young people, Burying Your Brother in the Pavement was part of the 2008 National Theatre Connections Festival and was premiered by youth theatres across the UK.

Jez Butterworth Plays: One

Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem.

Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

Three extraordinary plays by one of the most audacious and talented playwrights of our times: Jerusalem, The River and The Ferryman. Plus his short film The Clear Road Ahead, and a conversation with playwright Simon Stephens.

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

A hilarious satire of race in the glamorous days of Old Hollywood, told via the life of a fictional African-American movie star. From the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Canada on Stage: Scenes and Monologues

An overview of contemporary Canadian theatre for just about any occasion, drawn from 50 plays with an exhilarating diversity of aesthetics, styles, techniques, themes, voices and vocabularies.

Cans

A searingly funny debut play about death, betrayal, and the possibility of forgiveness. And cider.

The Canterbury Tales (stage version)

A landmark dramatisation for the Royal Shakespeare Company of one of the foundation stones of English literature.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (stage version)

Rona Munro's adaptation of Louis de Bernières' much-loved epic novel, set on an idyllic Greek island in 1941.