Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Be My Baby

A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 1960s Britain.

Beached

A darkly funny comedy about modern freak shows, love and cream buns. Loads of cream buns.

The Beacon

A drama about a Dublin artist haunted by a mysterious accident in her past.

Beautiful Eyes

A short play about a family divided by politics, first performed in the week of Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

    Beauty and the Beast (Lyceum Theatre version)

    A brilliant version of the classic tale, from a playwright acclaimed as 'the master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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    Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre version)

    Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010.

    Beauty and the Beast (RSC version)

    A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

    Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)

    A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, with music by Mick Sands drawn from traditional French folk melodies.

    Beauty of the Father

    A play infused by the spirit and language of Lorca, about what we will sacrifice in the name of love.

    A Bed of Roses

    An acerbic and funny play about middle-class hypocrisy and universal apathy.

      bedbound

      A ferocious two-hander about a father-daughter relationship gone horribly and terrifyingly wrong.

      bedbound & misterman: two plays

      Two early plays from the acclaimed Irish writer Enda Walsh.

      Before It Rains

      Funny, brave and beautifully told, Before It Rains is a tale of parenthood, protection and provocation set on a proud, forgotten Cardiff estate.

      Beginning

      A sharp and astute two-hander that takes an intimate look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance.

      Being Friends

      The first of the three plays that make up Robert Holman's acclaimed dramatic trilogy Making Noise Quietly.

        Belfry

        A deeply moving tale about what lies beneath the surface of everyday lives.

        Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy

          Belleville

          Amy Herzog's devastating play about an American newlywed couple who move to a boho neighbourhood in Paris, only for their relationship to begin to unravel.

          Belleville (US edition)

          Amy Herzog's devastating play about an American newlywed couple who move to a boho neighbourhood in Paris, only for their relationship to begin to unravel.