Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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A new adaptation by Mike Bartlett of Maxim Gorky's savagely funny play, premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London.

Valued Friends

A comedy of manners about the property market.


Joint winner of the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award, Valhalla depicts a world where the boundaries of scientific research and the endurance of human love are stretched to their limits.

Used Blood Junkyard

Làzaro, his mates and his porn-star girlfriend are 'art terrorists'... Can anything stop their killing spree?

Published in volume Mexican Plays


    An extraordinary, award-winning account of the Beslan School Siege, exploring the entirely individual way children cope with traumatic situations.

    Urinetown: The Musical

    A grand, mischevious story set in a dystopian future. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical.

    The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping and other plays

    Tender, uncompromising, haunting and lyrical, these four plays together comprise a contemporary chronicle of the lives of East London's young women.

    The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping

    A bittersweet comedy about life, love and friendship once school is long gone.

    The Unthinkable

    A hard-hitting play about the collapse of idealism in contemporary politics.

    Unsuspecting Susan

    A monologue play about a middle-aged woman whose adult son has converted to Islam.

    Published in volume Singular Female Voices


      A courageous and convincing play that sensitively tackles the important subject of child abuse. Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2013.

      The Unreturning

      A compelling drama that explores the profound effect that war has on young lives.

      Unravelling the Ribbon

      A touching and frequently hilarious play about three women whose lives are touched by breast cancer.

      The Unravelling

      A Fringe First Award-winning fable about the power of mythology to change your life.

      The Unmanageable Sisters

      A funny and furious new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Québécoise comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.

      Unknown Rivers

      A poignant and life-affirming play about the extraordinary powers of female friendship.


      A play about the intersetion of faith and misogyny, asking if you can be a feminist as well as a believer.

      Undesirable Elements

      Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater

      A collection celebrating twenty years of Undesirable Elements, the series of community-specific theatre works that examines the lives of people living cultures, either by choice or circumstance.