NHB Classic Plays

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The Proposal

A brilliantly funny one-act play about a hypochondriac attempting to propose to an argumentative young woman.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts


    A comic duologue about a melancholy old actor perked up by memories of past glories.

    Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

      On the Evils of Tobacco

      A bittersweet monologue in which a scientific lecture is hijacked by thoughts of domestic misery.

      Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

        The Roaring Girl

        A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday. 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.

        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.

        The Dance of Death

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

        Richard III (West End edition)

        Jamie Lloyd's version of Shakespeare's Richard III, edited for his Trafalgar Transformed production of the play in 2014, with additional bonus material.

        The White Devil (RSC version)

        A violent tragedy, regarded as one of the great works of Jacobean theatre. Features the text edited for the 2014 RSC production, and introductions by key members of its creative team.

        Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)

        A fluid yet faithful adaptation of Ibsen's masterpiece.

        The Winter's Tale (Plays at the Garrick edition)

        The official tie-in edition to the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's 2015 production, starring Judi Dench. Featuring exclusive additional content.

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        Little Eyolf

        Ibsen's forensic examination of a marriage as it falls apart, in a version by Richard Eyre.

        Romeo and Juliet

        Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, brought to life in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh.

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        Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

        Created by Mark Gatiss