Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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World Music

A subtle and topical play about European attitudes to Africa.

World Factory: The Game

A participative theatre experience about global consumer capitalism, offering readers the opportunity to play – as individuals or in teams – the managers of a clothing factory in China.

Words of Advice for Young People

An intriguing and offbeat play about family and religion.

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The Wonder of Sex

A delightfully wacky comedy about the facts of life, from the fictional 'National Theatre of Brent'.

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Wonder Boy

A dynamic and heartfelt new play exploring the challenges of communication, the joy in friendship and the power of finding your own way of being heard.

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Women, Power and Politics: Then

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom.

Women, Power and Politics: Now

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom.

Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women

By Various Edited by Sue Parrish

A collection of short plays curated by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre.

Woman Caught Unaware

A searing examination of the culture of body-shaming, exploring how images of women are represented in art and social media.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (stage version)

By Joan Aiken Adapted by Russ Tunney

A thrilling, funny and spectacular adaptation of Joan Aiken's classic children's novel, perfectly suited to performance by theatre companies and drama groups of any size.

Wolves Are Coming For You

A play for two actors – or many more – exploring just how much wild we're comfortable with.

Wolfie

A wildly imaginative, irreverent look at life in and after the care system.

Wolf Kisses

A luminous tale from Spain, about a young woman who returns to her rural village home to await her Parisian lover.

Wolf Hall (stage version)

The first part of Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

    Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)

    Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

    The Witness

    A dark and piercing thriller of modern morals from the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Mogadishu.

    Withdrawal

    A play from Syria, part of the Royal Court Theatre's Arab World initiative in conjunction with the British Council.

    Wit

    A striking and sharply funny reflection on the frailty of existence and the complex relationship between knowledge and love.