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

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.

A New Way to Please You (or The Old Law)

A black comedy about a question that haunts us today - what to do about an ageing population.

Believe What You Will

A Middle-Eastern leader comes out of hiding, and is hounded from state to state by the forces of the Roman Empire who threaten sanctions and ultimately war on anyone who harbours him.

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John Gabriel Borkman

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

A sparkling translation of Ibsen's penultimate play.

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John Gabriel Borkman

Nicholas Wright's sensitive version of Ibsen's late play, about a family brought low by the disgrace and imprisonment of its patriarch.

Naked

Pirandello's ingenious detective story about a young woman who is hounded by the press after the death of a child in her care..

Orestes: Blood and Light

By Helen Edmundson Original author Euripides

An explosive retelling of the most savage and powerful of ancient myths - the story of avenging siblings, Electra and Orestes.

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Sejanus: His Fall

A gripping historical tragedy, set in the time of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, about a man ruthlessly working his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.

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Thomas More

The incendiary story of Henry VIII's chancellor, Sir Thomas More, executed for failing to arrange Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon.

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The Father

Strindberg's gripping psychological drama about the battle of the sexes, in a version by Mike Poulton.