NHB Classic Plays

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All God's Chillun Got Wings

An expressionist play about a violently dysfunctional mixed-race marriage, inspired by an old Negro spiritual.

    Anna Christie

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

    Antigone (Drama Classics)

    By Sophocles Translated by Marianne McDonald

    The first great 'resistance' drama - and perhaps the definitive Greek tragedy.

    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.

    Bacchae

    The story of revenge by the half-man, half-god Dionysos on Pentheus, King of Thebes, and all his people.

    The Bear

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

    Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

      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.

      Blood Wedding (Drama Classic)

      García Lorca's passionate, lyrical tale of longing and revenge: a twentieth century masterpiece.

      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 Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)

      Chekhov's classic tragicomedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

      The City Madam (RSC edition)

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

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