NHB Classic Plays

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Les Parents Terribles

By Jean Cocteau Translated by Jeremy Sams

Jean Cocteau's frank, ironic, bruisingly melodramatic play dealing with incest and the diseased love from which it stems.

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Life is a Dream

A classic from the Spanish Golden Age, Calderón's richly poetic, epic masterpiece explores illusion, reality, fate and destiny against the backdrop of a mythical Polish kingdom.

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Liolà

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.

Luise Miller

A masterpiece of power and politics that explores the battle between honour and corruption, between truth and betrayal.

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Lulu

The first version of Wedekind's celebrated erotic masterpiece to be based on the author's original text, restoring the clarity, the daring and the sexual explicitness of a modern masterpiece written a hundred years before its time.

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Mary Stuart

Schiller's grand historical tragedy, a battle of wits between Mary Queen of Scots and her captor, Queen Elizabeth I.

Medea (Northern Broadsides version)

By Euripides Adapted by Tom Paulin

Euripides' tragedy, reworked by poet Tom Paulin into lithe and sinewy modern English.

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Medea (Theatre Babel version)

By Euripides Adapted by Liz Lochhead

Euripides' classic story of the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.

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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Salome

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

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Seagull

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

The City Madam (RSC edition)

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

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