NHB Classic Plays

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Little Eyolf

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

Romeo and Juliet (Plays at the Garrick edition)

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 Lady from the Sea

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

French Without Tears

A masterpiece of light comedy from Terence Rattigan, about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions.

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.

The Dance of Death

A visceral new version of Strindberg’s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills.

French Without Tears (2015 edition)

Terence Rattigan’s sparkling comedy about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions, French Without Tears ran for over a thousand performances in the 1930s and remains a delight today.

Miss Julie

A brilliant adaptation of Strindberg's groundbreaking masterpiece.

The Mandate

A chillingly grotesque farce set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

A Dream Play

Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version of Strindberg's enigmatic masterpiece.

An Enemy of the People

Arthur Miller's version of Ibsen's most explosive play.

Anna Christie

Eugene O’Neill’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and forgiveness.

Cardenio

Shakespeare's 'lost play' re-imagined

Set in the heat and dust of Andalusia in seventeenth-century Spain, Cardenio is the story of a friendship betrayed, with all the elements of a thriller: disguise, dishonour and deceit.

Ghosts

Richard Eyre's version of Ibsen's Ghosts is a fresh and vivid depiction of a woman who yearns for emotional and sexual freedom, but who is too timid to achieve it.

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.

Life is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse version)

A classic from the Spanish Golden Age, Calderón's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical Polish kingdom.

Machinal

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.