Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 109-126 of 1,628 items.

The Baltimore Waltz and other plays

A collection of Paula Vogel's work, surveying a remarkable decade of her writing for the stage. Her singular voice is exhilarating, comic and heartbreaking by turns.

Banana Boys

A play about the challenges of being on the school football team – and secretly gay.

The Band's Visit

The Tony Award-winning musical about an Egyptian band that gets stranded in a small Israeli desert town.

Bang Bang Bang

A revealing play that goes behind the public face of charities, journalists and NGOs.

Barbecue / Bootycandy: two plays

Two plays by a leading African-American playwright and director, Barbecue and Bootycandy.

The Basement Flat

A short and unnerving play about families, property and rampant vegetation.

Battlefield

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata, thirty years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm.

Bazaar

By David Planell Translated by John Clifford

A play by young Spanish dramatist David Planell, about the hilarious attempt to get an accident video shown on TV, releasing undercurrents of racism in society.

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

    Beautiful Man & Other Short Plays

    Three short plays from an award-winning Canadian, centring on the inner lives of women.

    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.