Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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

A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929, inside a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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.

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The Antipodes

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

Antlia Pneumatica

A haunting tale of loss and friendship, blurring the lines between the real and surreal, from the author of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.

Any Given Day

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

Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough

A moving and unexpectedly funny play about a couple grieving the loss of their child, winner of the Best New Play award at the 2022 Offies (Off West End Awards).

Apologia

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

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.

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 stage version)

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

Arabian Nights (Young Vic stage 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.