Classic Drama

This section contains titles labelled Classic Drama (pre-1945) and Ancient Classic Drama.

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Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)

Richard Eyre's high-profile adaptation of Ibsen's famous 'problem play' about a headstrong woman's determination to control those around her.

Greek Tragedy: Three Plays

Three of the most famous tragedies from Ancient Greece - Antigone, Bacchae and Medea - all featuring female protagonists.

Miss Julie & Creditors

Two plays by August Strindberg

August Strindberg's classic portrayals of secrets and lies, seduction and power – both written in the summer of 1888 – in brilliant new versions by Howard Brenton.

Three Sisters

Cordelia Lynn's version of Chekhov's play, about three sisters trapped in a provincial town, waiting for their lives to begin.

Uncle Vanya

Conor McPherson's stunning adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece, a portrayal of life at the turn of the twentieth century, full of tumultuous frustration, dark humour and hidden passions.

Medea (National Theatre of Scotland version)

By Euripides Adapted by Liz Lochhead

Euripides' classic story of the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.

Othello (Frantic Assembly version)

Frantic Assembly's electrifying take on Shakespeare's tragedy of paranoia, sex and murder, firmly rooted in a volatile twenty-first century.

Macbeth (Donmar Warehouse edition)

Shakespeare's most extraordinary psychological drama in a version premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in 2023, starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo, directed by Max Webster. With behind-the-scenes material exploring how the production was conceived and developed.

An Enemy of the People

Ibsen's provocative play about truth in a society driven by power and money, given a startling contemporary spin in Thomas Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer's acclaimed version, here in an English translation by Duncan Macmillan.

Peribanez

A gripping drama of sex, power and passion from the Spanish Golden Age.

Machinal (2018 edition)

A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.

Antigone

A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights.

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Wallenstein

Schiller's epic trilogy set during the Thirty Years' War, adapted into a gripping single play with all the drama and twists of fate of a Shakespearean tragedy.

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Medea (Northern Broadsides version)

By Euripides Adapted by Tom Paulin

Euripides' tragedy, reworked by poet Tom Paulin into lithe and sinewy modern English.

Luise Miller

A masterpiece of power and politics that explores the battle between honour and corruption, between truth and betrayal.

The League of Youth

Ibsen's political comedy, in a crisp and satirical version by Andy Barrett.

The City Madam (RSC edition)

A waspish city comedy attacking the vices of hypocrisy, greed, self-indulgence and social pretension.

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Judgement Day

An adaptation of Ibsen's extraordinary last play, When We Dead Awaken, one of his most deeply personal works.

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