Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

      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.

      Chaos

      A symphony of characters searching for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.