Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Appropriate

A gripping play about ghosts and the legacies we are left with.

Arabian Nightmares: Three Plays

Three timely one-act plays, showing the brutal and bloody impact of the current Middle Eastern crisis on ordinary people: The Collector, Echoes and Angel.

Arabian Nights (RSC version)

A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights.

Arabian Nights (Young Vic version)

A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights.

Arlington

A strange, tender love story from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce.

Around the World in 80 Days (stage version)

By Laura Eason Original author Jules Verne

Laura Eason's celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel, a dazzling escapade that packs in more than fifty unforgettable characters.

The Arrival

A taut family drama about obsession, betrayal and the human need to belong.

Artefacts

Sixteen-year-old Kelly has never known her Dad. It turns out he's from Iraq, which her mum never mentioned, and he's brought an ancient Mesopotamian vase as some kind of present. But Kelly doesn't want a vase, she wants her dad to stay and get to know her. It's not the reunion either of them expected and for Kelly it's the beginning of an epic and dangerous journey.

Arthur & George (stage version)

The gripping story of the sensational, real-life case in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle found himself playing detective.

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As the Beast Sleeps

The explosive contradictions of life in Northern Ireland ignite this drama of suspense and violence.

Asking for It (stage version)

A powerful adaptation of Louise O'Neill's devastating novel about the experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by a horrific act of violence.

The Aspidistra Code

A sinister but comic drama of honour and violence, from the award-winning author of Howie the Rookie.

The Assassination of Katie Hopkins

A smart, witty new musical by Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth about truth, celebrity and public outrage.

Assassins

A dark and funny look at the end of the American dream - Stephen Sondheim lifts musical theatre to new heights of brilliance.

The Assembled Parties

An incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.

The Astronaut's Chair

Rona Munro's thrilling play about the race to be the first woman in space.

At the Table

By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

    August: Osage County

    A hugely-acclaimed black comedy exposing the dark side of the Midwestern American family.