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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Cherry Blossom

A play about the myths, ideas and realities of migration and identity in the twenty-first century.

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Chicken Shop

A dark and twisted coming-of-age story by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Yen.

The Children

Two ageing nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage on the coast, as the world around them crumbles. Then an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

Chimerica

A powerful, provocative play about international relations and the shifting balance of power between East and West. Winner of the Evening Standard Best Play Award (2013), the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award (2014), and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Chimps

A blisteringly funny black comedy about the perils awaiting any unsuspecting home-owner.

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Chinglish

A hilarious comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, exploring the modern difficulty of doing business between East and West.

The Christians

A play exploring faith and community in the modern world, asking profound questions about what we believe and why.

A Christmas Carol (Derby Playhouse version)

An acclaimed dramatisation of Dickens' well-loved Christmas story - more faithful to the original than any other published version.

A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)

Charles Dickens' timeless classic, brought to life in a joyous new adaptation by Jack Thorne.

A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)

An adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the best-loved stories ever written – that rediscovers the social conscience of the timeless tale.

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Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale

By Piers Torday Original author Charles Dickens

A revitalised stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's Christmas tale, by renowned author Piers Torday, focussing on Ebenezer Scrooge's sister Fan, the most monstrous miser ever known.

Christmas is Miles Away

A touching play about adolescent friendship.

Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

The fifth volume of the collected plays of one of our finest playwrights.

Caryl Churchill Plays: Four

The fourth volume of the collected plays of one of the best playwrights alive.

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Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this is the third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays,

Caryl Churchill: Shorts

Ten short plays by Caryl Churchill, written for stage, radio and TV, selected and introduced by the author.

Cinderella (stage version)

A classic fairy tale with a twist, from the UK's leading author of plays for young audiences.

Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday

Two linked plays from the Russian playwright dubbed the 'female Chekhov', depicting the grim reality of domestic life in Soviet Russia.

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