Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

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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.

      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.

      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 Big Sky

      A beautifully tender new play that explores nature's influence on love, friendship and family – the belief that anyone who's lost can be found, even in the remotest of places.

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      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 (Chandler)

      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 (Lomas)

      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.