Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Dealing with Clair

A satire on yuppie moral and emotional bankruptcy and a bleak, black comedy thriller.

Dean McBride

A vivid and poetic monologue play about deprivation, loss and redemption through love, telling the story of Dean, a young man hardened by suffering, who struggles in life before finding his way back to happiness.

Dear Evan Hansen: The Complete Book and Lyrics (West End edition)

A new edition of the hugely successful musical, published alongside its West End premiere. 

Dear Lupin (stage version)

Michael Simkins' immensely charming stage adaptation of Dear Lupin, the witty and touching collection of letters from a father to his son that became a huge bestseller, winner of The Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year.

Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays

A wide-ranging collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

Death and the Maiden

A woman seeks revenge when the man she believes to have been her torturer happens to re-enter her life.

Death of a Cyclist

A poignant, bleakly comic short monologue told by a woman killed in a cycling accident.

Death of Long Pig

Two great artists - Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Gauguin - confront their own mortality in the strange and supernatural Polynesian islands they made their home.


Two towers. Ten years. Twenty plays.

Ten years after 9/11, twenty international writers respond to the defining event of our times.

The Deep Blue Sea

Written in the early fifties when Rattigan was at the height of his powers, The Deep Blue Sea is a powerful account of lives blighted by love - or the lack of it.


A timely play tackling issues of race and authority within the US Marine Corps - part of a trilogy of plays, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt, that explore issues of power and morality within a hallowed American institution.


A radical re-interpretation of The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's classic and compelling tale of family rivalries.


A deeply provocative thriller set in a blighted landscape where nature is fiercely taking its course, Deluge is a gripping drama from the Papatango Prize-winning author of Coolatully.


A bittersweet and vital play that throws a spotlight on 'Generation Rent' and the lengths they will go to in order to get that first step on the property ladder.

The Desert Air

A wartime comedy set in Cairo.

Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

    The Detroit Project

    Three provocative dramas, Paradise Blue, Detroit ’67 and Skeleton Crew, making up a play cycle examining the sociopolitical history of Detroit.

    Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

    A madcap adventure story for young people (and older detectives) to watch, read and perform.

    Di and Viv and Rose

    A warm and funny play about female friendship, crackling with wit and poignant observation.

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