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Escaped Alone Fleabag: The Original Play

Escaped Alone wins Best Play at Writers' Guild Awards 2017

Caryl Churchill's Royal Court play takes home the prize, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag named Best TV Situation Comedy

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Plays from VAULT 2

Line-up announced for second VAULT Festival anthology

We're excited to reveal the five plays we've selected for publication in Plays from VAULT 2, out 9 February

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Wish List Bird The Encounter

Eight NHB plays shortlisted at Manchester Theatre Awards

Katherine Soper's Bruntwood Prize-winning play Wish List leads the way with four nominations

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The Flick The Deep Blue Sea (2016 edition) Lazarus: The Complete Book and Lyrics

The Flick leads NHB nominees at WhatsOnStage Awards

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play one of several NHB-published productions shortlisted at publicly voted awards

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‘It’s such a joyous play’: four leading actors on playing Shakespeare’s great rolesJerusalem


For his new book Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2, experienced actor Julian Curry – who himself has appeared in twenty-one of Shakespeare’s plays – spoke to twelve leading colleagues about their experience of participating in landmark Shakespearean productions, each recreating in detail their memorable performance in a major role. Here, read some extracts from the … Continue reading ‘It’s such a joyous play’: four leading actors on playing Shakespeare’s great roles

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‘She has made us all raise our game’: Rufus Norris introduces All Change Please by Lucy KerbelJerusalem


Tonic Theatre founder Lucy Kerbel’s new book, All Change Please: A Practical Guide to Achieving Gender Equality in Theatre, is an eye-opening look at why theatre continues to struggle to reflect the gender balance of the world it seeks to represent – and what can be done to fix that. Here, Rufus Norris, who as … Continue reading ‘She has made us all raise our game’: Rufus Norris introduces All Change Please by Lucy Kerbel

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Putting teenagers (and their miraculous brains) centre-stage: Ned Glasier and Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on making BrainstormJerusalem


After being inspired by a TED Talk about the workings of the teenage brain, Ned Glasier (Artistic Director of Company Three, previously Islington Community Theatre) and co-writer Emily Lim realised they had the germ of an idea for a play that could be shaped and performed by teenagers themselves. Here, Ned Glasier charts the development … Continue reading Putting teenagers (and their miraculous brains) centre-stage: Ned Glasier and Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on making Brainstorm

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