Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Breathing Hole

Stories of the Canadian Arctic intersect in this epic five-hundred-year journey led by a one-eared polar bear.

Breed

A sharp and savage play about the animals we are and the people we try to be.

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A Bright Room Called Day

From the author of Angels in AmericaA Bright Room Called Day was Kushner's first major play. Written against the backdrop of Reagan's America, it is a powerful portrayal of individual resolution in the face of political catastrophe.

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Bright. Young. Things.

A funny, fast-paced play about identity, truth and the challenge of finding out who you really are. Part of Platform, an initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books, aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)

The second part of Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

    Britannia Waves the Rules

    An arresting and angry look at conflict and its effect on soldiers returning home.

    Broken Biscuits

    A beautiful, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud coming-of-age story for our times.

    Brontë

    A compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters - dramatised by Polly Teale and Shared Experience, the team behind After Mrs Rochester and Jane Eyre.

    Brooklyn Boy

    A funny and emotionally rich look at family, friends and fame, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends.

    Brothers of Thunder

    A play about forgiveness, reconciliation and the role of the church in the modern world.

    The Browning Version

    Rattigan's well-loved play about an unpopular schoolmaster who snatches a last shred of dignity from the collapse of his career and his marriage.

    Brute

    A solo show about a rather twisted schoolgirl.

    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.