Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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A night of debauchery and delicate connection in a play set in the city that never sleeps.

Stoopud Fucken Animals

A pitch-black comedy complete with wickedly entertaining songs, from the Edinburgh Fringe First-winning writer of Food.

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stoning mary

Mysterious yet compelling, bewildering yet intoxicating, a play that mixes poetic rhythms with vernacular phrases, rap-song repetitions with complex psychology.

Stones in His Pockets & A Night in November: Two Plays

Two plays by award-winning playwright Marie Jones: the smash hit Stones in His Pockets, and an earlier monologue A Night in November.

Stones in His Pockets

Hollywood comes to rural Ireland in this hilarious multi-award winner which ran for four years in London's West End.

    Stolen Secrets

    From the heart of London's East End, Stolen Secrets are urban fairytales, bold, lyrical and gruesome, that can be performed individually or together for maximum shock value.


    Frances Poet's play is a cathartic story of life, loss and joy, full of tenderness and humour, as five Edinburgh souls stagger towards each other and are transformed.


    A play exploring the last three decades of women in politics, asking what's changed and what still must.

    The Steamie

    A celebration of women's work in a Glasgow wash-house set on Hogmanay.

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      Staying Alive

      A darkly funny and achingly tender play about the death of a child.

      Start Swimming

      A play about occupation, revolution and what the future holds for today’s youth.

      The Starry Messenger

      A bittersweet exploration of love, hope and the mysteries of the cosmos.


      A brilliant and painfully truthful portrait of Stanley Spencer, the wayward genius of modern British painting.

      Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English

      Staging Coyote's Dream brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights living in Canada and the United States.

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      Stage Kiss

      Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s most widely produced playwrights, brings her unique mix of lyricism, sparkling humour and fierce intelligence to the world of romantic comedy.

      Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays

      Two troubled, disturbing but bleakly funny plays from a leading writer of Channel 4's Shameless and Skins.


      A darkly confessional monologue for one male performer and a slide projector.

      St Petersburg and other plays

      Three haunting, elliptical plays by a talented writer from Northern Ireland.