NHB Classic Plays

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The Dance of Death

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

Arden of Faversham

A domestic tragedy about a woman plotting to have her husband murdered, Arden of Faversham was first published in 1592. Its authorship is unknown, although suggestions include Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.

The Roaring Girl

A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday. features the text edited for the RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team. Part of the RSC's Roaring Girls season.

Chekhov: Shorts

A collection of five of Anton Chekhov’s best-known short plays, in brand new English translations.

A Tragic Figure

A comic duologue about a civil servant sweltering in Moscow coping with the incessant demands of his family from their summer dacha.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    The Wedding

    A one-act play by Chekhov in a translation by Chekhov expert Stephen Mulrine.

    Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

      The Bear

      A one-act comic play about a reclusive young widow whose life takes a surprisingly romantic turn.

      Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

        The Proposal

        A brilliantly funny one-act play about a hypochondriac attempting to propose to an argumentative young woman.

        Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts


          A comic duologue about a melancholy old actor perked up by memories of past glories.

          Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

            On the Evils of Tobacco

            A bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

            Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts


              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.


              By Tanya Ronder Original author Luigi Pirandello

              A funny and touching new version of Pirandello's high-spirited drama, set at the heart of a rural community where property and family unleash fierce passions.

              Dances of Death

              A gripping new version of Strindberg's masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage.

              The Machine Gunners (stage version)

              A thrilling adaptation of the beloved, award-winning children's novel.

              The House of Bernarda Alba

              Lorca's extraordinarily powerful drama, the last he wrote before his assassination, explores the darkness at the heart of repression.

              The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

              By D H Lawrence Introduction by Colin Counsell

              An intense and powerful drama set in a Nottinghamshire mining town. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

              Judgement Day

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

              Anna Christie

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