NHB Classic Plays

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Anna Christie

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

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.

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.

Blood Wedding

García Lorca's blood-soaked story of doomed love, in a version by playwright Tanya Ronder.

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.

The City Madam (RSC edition)

A waspish city comedy attacking the vices of hypocrisy, greed, self-indulgence and social pretension.

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Creditors

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

Cyrano de Bergerac

The nineteenth-century French classic about the swordsman-poet with the nose too large to be taken seriously, in an acclaimed English translation by Anthony Burgess.

The Dance of Death

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

Dances of Death

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

Don Carlos

Schiller's great tragedy transformed by Mike Poulton into an intense and gripping historical thriller.

A Dream Play

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