NHB Classic Plays

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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.

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.

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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.

Miss Julie

A brilliant adaptation of Strindberg's groundbreaking masterpiece.

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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Little Eyolf

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

The Winter's Tale

The official tie-in edition to the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's 2015 production, starring Judi Dench. Featuring exclusive additional content.

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.

Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)

A fluid yet faithful adaptation of Ibsen's masterpiece.

The Witch of Edmonton

Dekker, Ford and Rowley's remarkable play, published here in an RSC Prompt Book edition with introductions by key members of the creative team behind the RSC revival in 2014.

The White Devil (RSC version)

A violent tragedy, regarded as one of the great works of Jacobean theatre. Features the text edited for the 2014 RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team.

Richard III (West End edition)

Jamie Lloyd's version of Shakespeare's Richard III, edited for his Trafalgar Transformed production of the play in 2014, with additional bonus material.

The Dance of Death

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