Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Caresses

By Sergi Belbel Translated by John London

An acclaimed Catalan drama that presesnt a disturbing picture of contemporary Western society set against a background of urban alienation and violence.

Published in volume Spanish Plays

    Cariad

    A raucous comedy and a compelling story about secrets, memory, history and 'cariad' - Welsh for love, beloved one, darling.

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    Caroline, or Change

    By Tony Kushner By (composer) Jeanine Tesori

    The book and lyrics of the extraordinary musical from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

    Caroline, or Change (US edition)

    By Tony Kushner By (composer) Jeanine Tesori

    The book and lyrics of the extraordinary musical theatre hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

    Carthage Must Be Destroyed

    A compelling story of political intrigue, double dealing and the ruthless realities of taking a nation to war, set against the backdrop of the Third Punic War.

    Caterpillar

    A darkly funny, searing and tender drama about those moments when we find ourselves teetering on the edge.

    Catherine Medbh

    A bittersweet and hesitant duologue in a bar between a youngish man and woman who are ex-lovers.

    Published in volume St Petersburg and other plays

      Cathy

      A candid, poignant and intimate play about the lives of those at the sharp end of economic austerity, inspired by Ken Loach's Cathy Come Home.

      Cause Célèbre

      Based on the true story of Alma Rattenbury, who, in 1935, went on trial with her eighteen-year-old lover for the murder of her husband. In the play, Terence Rattigan pits Alma against a formidable lady juror, whose own life offers a plangent counterpoint to the central tale of love, betrayal, guilt and obsession.

      The Cavalcaders

      A rousing, comic play set in an old-fashioned cobbler's shop in small-town southern Ireland.

      Published in volume The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

        The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

        Two plays from the author of The Wexford Trilogy.

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        The Century Cycle (boxed set)

        All ten plays in August Wilson's epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century, published in a boxed set of hardbacks, with a series introduction by John Lahr.

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        Chalet Lines

        A shockingly funny journey through five decades of birthdays, weddings and hen dos, that asks if we can ever cut the apron strings that tie us to our parents.

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        Chancers

        A fast and furious comedy about the lengths we will go to when our backs are against the wall.

        The Changing Room

        A play about being a teenager, written specifically for young people, part of the 2018 National Theatre Connections Festival.

        Charged

        Six plays about women, crime and justice

        Six plays by some of the most exciting and distinctive female voices in British theatre, exploring the heartbreaking truth about the lives of women in the criminal justice system.

        Chatroom

        A chilling, blackly comic tale of manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity.

         

        Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando

        Adaptations of two classic works through the unique lens of playwright Sarah Ruhl.