Classic Drama

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

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Uncle Vanya (Chekhov / McPherson)

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.

Creditors

Passionate, dangerously funny, and enduringly perceptive, a wickedly enjoyable black comedy that Strindberg considered his masterpiece.

Three Sisters (Chekhov/Lynn)

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

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.

Queen Margaret

Using Shakespeare’s orginal lines, alongside new text, Jeanie O’Hare retells The Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the extraordinary Margaret of Anjou.

The Cherry Orchard

A fresh take on Chekhov's classic play, by the Tony Award-winning playwright of The Humans.

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Machinal (new 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.

The Seagull

A unique edition of Chekhov's play in a brilliant translation by a world-renowned team of translators.

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Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites & Don Quixote

Two plays

Two plays by the acclaimed Russian author and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, in fresh new translations by preeminent Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, along with prominent playwright Richard Nelson.

The Lady from the Sea

Ibsen's moving play about duty and self-determination, relocated to the Caribbean in the 1950s.

Three Sisters

By Anton Chekhov Translated by Tracy Letts

An energetic and vitalizing adaptation of one of Anton Chekhov's most beloved plays.

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Miss Julie

A brilliant adaptation of Strindberg's groundbreaking masterpiece.

A Doll's House

Thornton Wilder's scintillating version of Ibsen's classic play.

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Lorca: Three Plays

Three of Federico García Lorca's most famous plays in a single volume: Blood Wedding, Yerma and The House of Bernarda Alba. Translated from the Spanish and introduced by one of Scotland's finest playwrights, Jo Clifford.

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, brought to life in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh.

The York Mystery Plays

Adapted by Mike Poulton

The greatest story ever told, in a version by Mike Poulton, premiered at York Minster in May 2016.

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The Cherry Orchard

A unique edition of Chekhov's masterpiece in a brilliant translation by a world-renowned team of translators.

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Little Eyolf

Ibsen's forensic examination of a marriage as it falls apart, in a version by Richard Eyre.