NHB Modern Plays

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A Breakfast of Eels

An intense, elusive, and quietly beautiful play about a family crisis.

Scuttlers

A thrillingly fast-paced play about youthful disaffection, protest and violence, drawing on the history of the Scuttlers, the youth gangs of nineteenth-century Manchester.

Feed the Beast

A fiercely funny look at the rocky relations between our press and politicians in a world of spin doctors and phone hacking.

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Roald Dahl's The Twits (stage version)

Adapted by Enda Walsh

Mischievously adapted from Roald Dahl's story, acclaimed playwright Enda Walsh turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the stage.

Remote

A play about protest, power and protecting yourself. Part of the 2015 National Theatre Connections Festival.

Tomcat

Winner of the 2015 Papatango New Writing Prize, Tomcat is a play set in a future world where diseases and disorders have been wiped out. How far will we go to keep humanity healthy?

Consensual

An explosive and thought-provoking play from the author of Girls Like That, exploring what happens when buried secrets catch up with you.

Around the World in 80 Days (stage version)

By Laura Eason Original author Jules Verne

Laura Eason's celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel, a dazzling escapade that packs in more than fifty unforgettable characters.

Yen

Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, Yen explores a childhood lived without boundaries and the consequences of being forced to grow up on your own.

Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

An epic dramatic trilogy set during the American Civil War, by one of America's leading playwrights.

Rabbit Hole

The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a happy suburban couple whose lives are changed forever when their young son is killed in an accident.

Nell Gwynn

Jessica Swale's play Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king.

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