British Plays – Contemporary British plays

British plays

BRITISH PLAYS – CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PLAYS

Contemporary British plays – these modern British plays are written by British writers living both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Our plays also include plays written for or aimed at British audiences or actors.

A

A Beatle’s story – play about the Beatles and how they formed
A Love, never forgotten – comedy drama for seniors set in a retirement home
A Payment Unkind- drama about sexual exploitation in the entertainment industry
A Second Chance – a group of dead people get a second chance to change history
Acrisius  – modern Greek style play
After the Pyre  – male monologue – when brothers grow apart
Aladdin -British comedy/panto (no songs)
Alien research –  hilarious play for primary school
An ordinary man – a comedy about a guy who’s sick of being a werewolf
And all his Songs were Sad – play about Mattie Lennon, Irish songwriter

B

Baggage claim – a British drama about a parcel that may or may not contain a bomb
Behind the nets – in a 1930’s small town, a women finds out her husband is gay.
Brookland’s blooming cats – British children’s musical 

C

Choice – Hard hitting drama about the child sex trade
Crossword – award winning British play about a murder
Cuckold – comedy about exactly that

D

Daughter like you – a couple who have lost their daughter face difficulties adjusting

F

Fervan Cerato Does Not Exist – political drama set in a fictitious land

G

Gatecrashers – an elderly couple gatecrash a Jewish wedding with hilarious results

H

He’s Behind You – a whodunit and a panto rolled into one
Holiday Island – comedy about typical Brits on holiday 
Honesty – drama and British radio play

I

In the Hut  – comedic monologue about an Irish busdriver 
Is this seat taken? – Award winning drama about roleplaying

L

Lady Killers – three monologues by women who kill
Le Shaggy dog – comedy set in wartime France with an Allo Allo flavour
Leak in the en suite – British farce 
Listen – monologue about PTSD and a solider
Love is a stranger – play about trans love and the difficulties they face

M

Madrababes – musical Madrigal style with wicked comedy thrown in
Merriweather’s Murderous Weekend – a murder party goes wrong. Who really dunit?
Molly and the magic phone  – children’s/teen musical about a mobile phone
Monthly Payments – drama about a TV remote control that controls others
Monty’s Mouthwatering moments – it’s the sixties. A Welsh gal has fallen for an uppercrust British boy and their families will not have it!
My Child – duologue for two women about an unwanted baby

N

Nights  – British musical about the Arabian nights for a female cast
No Year’s Eve – the end of the world is nigh…..a comedy
No ordinary man – an interview with a serial killer ends in terror

O

Odin and Christ  – slightly offensive comedy about when Christ and Odin, um, get together. 
One act play – British comedy – award winning

P

Prelude to Macbeth – award winning prequel to the Macbeth play

S

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves  – classic British panto
Snow White and the Seven Ugly Sisters – award winning Snow White pantomime
Stag – two British guys are in a foreign city and it’s their stag night. Drama

T

The astounding works of Simon Trout – hilarious situational family comedy
The Call Centre  – comedy about a call centre trainnee 
The Chase – 1950’s London romantic comedy
The Heirs  – Farcical who gets the inheritance comedy
The Lady of the Lake Murder – Arthurian whodunit. 
The Play’s the thing – drama about lovers and husbands
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – play based on the classic tale
The release of Theodore Marlow – romantic drama period piece 
The Safety Officer – an amdram performance goes wrong. Horribly wrong. 
The Serpent under it – a true story about Helen Duncan tried as a witch in world war 2. 
The Ship has sailed – when you finally ask her out, but it’s too late
The three unwise men – nativity spoof.
The Wizard of Odd – pantomime Wizard of Oz
Theseus and Ariadne – classic modern Greek plays
Todd – the Sweeney Todd story as a drama

V

Victims of the Forest – medieval horror

W

Waiting – a guy and a girl stuck in the queue to go to the loo have a battle of the sexes which takes a weird otherwordly turn. 
When summer dies of shame – drama about a woman conceived from a rape who finds her father
Where’s Mr M?
Wotcha! Gotcha! – pantomime with Oliver Twist set in old London

Y

Ye’ll vote for me – short Irish politcal satire skit
You do what you can – parody on Macbeth

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