NHB Classic Plays

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The York Mystery Plays

Adapted by Mike Poulton

The greatest story ever told, in a new version by Mike Poulton, premiered at York Minster in May 2016.

The Winter's Tale

A jealous king, an abandoned daughter, a prince hopelessly in love. This official tie-in edition features the version of Shakespeare’s text performed in the production, plus exclusive additional content.

The White Devil (RSC version)

A violent tragedy, regarded as one of the great works of Jacobean theatre. 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.

Wallenstein

Schiller's epic tale of treachery set during the Thirty Years' War - originally a trilogy of plays - is here adapted by Mike Poulton into a gripping single play with all the drama and twists of fate of a Shakespearean tragedy.

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Thyestes

By Seneca Translated by Caryl Churchill

Atreus, Agamemnon's father, takes revenge on his brother Thyestes by murdering Thyestes's sons and serving their flesh up for their father's dinner.

Three Sisters (National Theatre version)

Nicholas Wright's version of Chekhov's masterpiece, in which four young people are left stranded in a provincial backwater following the death of their father.

Three Sisters (Almeida Theatre version)

Cordelia Lynn's version of Chekhov's play, about three sisters trapped in a provincial town, waiting for their lives to begin.

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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Sejanus: His Fall

The Emperor Tiberius raises a statue to honour his right-hand man Sejanus, unaware that the man he's honouring is ruthlessly working his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.

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Seagull

A striking version of Chekhov's classic play, restoring the cuts demanded by the Russian censor in 1896.

Salome

The savage power of ancient myth collides with twentieth-century decadence in Oscar Wilde's astonishing tragedy.

Rosmersholm

A portrait of idealism and democracy floundering in a society of conservatism and opportunism, considered by many to be Ibsen's dramatic masterpiece.

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