NHB Classic Plays

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Life is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse version)

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.

Machinal

A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.

Nathan the Wise

Lessing's 18th-century masterpiece, a passionate plea for religious tolerance.

Peribanez

A gripping drama of sex, power and passion from the Spanish Golden Age.

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The Enchantment

The extraordinary and mesmeric play by the Swedish author who was reputedly a model for Miss Julie and Hedda Gabler.

The House of Bernarda Alba

García Lorca's drama about the shattering effects of emotional repression on a family of cloistered daughters, in a version by playwright Rona Munro for the critically acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company.

The Machine Gunners (stage version)

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

The Master Builder

An enthralling version of an unforgettable Ibsen classic.

Three Sisters

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

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

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A Dream Play

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

Blood Wedding

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

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