Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 19-36 of 1,528 items.

Abortive

A couple in bed discuss the effect on them of the woman's recent abortion.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

    About a Goth

    A short play about a young man who volunteers in old people's homes, and suffers paroxyms of love and hate for the residents.

    Published in volume Me, As A Penguin

      Acceptance

      Crackling with razor-sharp dialogue, Amy Ng's play asks whether we can ever escape our past, and investigates the destructive side of our search for acceptance.

      According to Hoyle

      A comedy drama about male friendship in which five old friends meet for a traditional evening of poker.

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      The Acedian Pirates

      A play that challenges our understanding of mythology, and forces us to ask vital questions about military occupation.

      Acting Leader

      A short play about Margaret Beckett finding herself Acting Leader of the Opposition after the sudden death of John Smith.

      Acts

      A short play about an old couple whose son returns after years of absence.

      Published in volume Family: three plays

        Adam

        The remarkable true story of a young trans man's journey from Egypt to Scotland, charting his progress across borders and genders in his search for a place to call home.

        The Adventures of a Young Black Girl in Search of God

        Rainey Baldwin-Jackson, a country doctor, struggles to come to terms with the loss of her daughter, the disintegration of her marriage, and an eccentric elderly father on an astonishing crusade.

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        After Mrs Rochester

        A dramatisation of the extraordinary life of Jean Rhys, in which themes of femininity, literature and hysteria and madness collide with vivid force.

        The After-Dinner Joke

        A short play satirising the charity business, written for television. First broadcast on BBC One as part of the BBC's Play for Today series.

        Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

          Again

          A touching and comic drama about a family reunion, delving into the turmoil, love and compromises of kinship.

          Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

          Three solo plays exploring the lives of three queer youths and their resilience in the face of violence and intolerance. Winner of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

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          Airsick

          A turbulent black comedy about love, loneliness and how we shape our future.

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          Albert Speer

          A panoramic historical drama about the man whose devotion to Hitler blinded him to the worst crime of the twentieth century, drawing closely on Gita Sereny's definitive and magisterial biography of Albert Speer.

          Albertine in Five Times

          A simultaneous portrait of a woman at five different ages. Five actresses portray Albertine at different times of her life whilst conversing freely with each other and with their sister Madeleine.

            Albion

            Mike Bartlett's outstanding play, set in the ruins of a garden in rural England.

            Alcatraz

            A thrilling play about family and social care that follows 11-year-old Sandy on her daring, Christmas mission to emulate Clint Eastwood and bust her gran out of lock-up.