Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Angels

A suspicious death at the workplace and loner security guard Nick Prentice is hauled in for interrogation. An uproarious underworld whodunit, Ronan O’Donnell’s single-hander reworks the hardboiled crime thriller for our times.

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Angels in America (new edition)

A magnificent, two-part epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

Part One of the two-part Angels in America, an epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner's acclaimed epic drama set during the Reagan years in America.

Angels in America: Parts One & Two

The magnificent, two-part epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

Animal Farm (stage version)

A powerful and straightforward dramatisation of Orwell's enduring parable on the perils of totalitarianism.

ANNA

A radical play set in East Berlin in 1968, unfolding with all the tension of a spy thriller and the inexorable revelations of an Ibsen drama.

Anna in the Tropics

When a handsome new lector arrives at a family-run cigar factory with a copy of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, not everyone is delighted. Pride and passions are already running high as the factory is threatened by the race to industrialise and join the American Dream. In the heat of the crowded factory floor, Tolstoy's words inflame desires, inspire jealousies and force the family to look to its future.

Anna Karenina (stage version)

Helen Edmundson's celebrated adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's enduring classic is a vibrant and deeply moving meditation on the nature of love.

Anna Weiss

An explosive, gripping and disturbing play about the phenomenon of False Memory Syndrome.

Anne Boleyn

A celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn dramatises the life and legacy of Henry VIII’s notorious second wife, who helped change the course of the nation’s history.

Antigone

A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights.

The Antipodes

Part satire, part sacred rite, a play that asks what value stories have for a world in crisis.

Any Given Day

A sharply perceptive, darkly funny riff on urban isolation by one of Scotland's leading playwrights.

Apologia

A disastrous family reunion is the occasion for a sharp and perceptive look at what has happened to 60s idealists and their children.

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Apologia (2017 edition)

A witty, topical and passionate play about generations, secrets, and the stories we tell about our lives.

The Apple Family

Scenes from Life in the Country

A critically acclaimed play cycle about loss, memory and remembrance in America's recent past.

The Approach

Both psychological puzzle and quietly devastating tragedy, Mark O'Rowe's The Approach explores the inner lives of three women as they desperately try to make sense of their world.