Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Berlin Bertie

An intimate and at times savagely funny psychological study of two sisters, one of who has made her home in East Berlin and one who has stayed on in their native London.

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Better Days Better Knights

A sweet-hearted tale of a washed-up knight-of-old, from the grandfather of modern Scottish playwriting.

Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays

Edited by Misha Berson

A collection of contemporary Asian-American plays.

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Beyond Victims and Villains

Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights

The first of its kind - an anthology that explores how disabled artists depict the world they inhabit with their disabilities.

Big Ole Piece of Cake

A sparky play from the winner of the Irish Times Best New Play Award and the Stewart Parker Trust Award (for Noah and the Tower Flower).

Big White Fog

A poignant family drama set in Chicago against a backdrop of the Great Depression and the inescapable racism of the times.

Bingo!

Just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean we have everything figured out. As five old friends try to reclaim their high school glory days, they charge headfirst into the secrets they all tried to run so far from. 

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Bird

Winner of a Judges Award in the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Bird is a raw, delicate and bold play about growing up in a care home, and eventually leaving it for the outside world.

Bird (monologue)

A cutting-edge monologue that throws light on the experience of a teenager in contemporary Britain, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights.

    Bird and other monologues for young women

    Three hard-hitting, distinctive monologues for young female actors, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights.

    The Birds (stage version)

    A suspensful, atmospheric adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's enthralling short story.

    Birth and After Birth and Other Plays

    Four plays from the award-winning American playwright which together form a complete 'marriage cycle'.

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    Black Milk

    A worm's eye view of post-Communist Russia.

    Blackthorn

    A contemporary, lyrical love story that explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love.

    Bleeding Heart

    A short dark comedy from Spain, in which a naive middle-aged transvestite encounters a petty thief nicknamed 'sour face'.

    Published in volume Spanish Plays

      The Blinding Light

      A powerful play about the life of playwright August Strindberg, focusing on what he called his 'Inferno' period, when he suffered a notorious breakdown in Paris in 1896.

      Bliss

      A wild and slippery fantasy from French-Canadian writer Olivier Choinière, translated by Caryl Churchill, exploring our insatiable appetite for private lives made public.