NHB Modern Plays

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The Encounter

A solo show tracing one man's journey into the Amazon rainforest and to the limits of human consciousness, inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.

Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women

Edited by Sue Parrish

A collection of short plays curated by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre.

15 Heroines

15 Monologues Adapted from Ovid

Drawing inspiration from Ovid, fifteen leading female and non-binary British playwrights dramatise the lives of fifteen classical heroines in a series of new monologues for the twenty-first century.

Our Generation

An engrossing verbatim created from five years of interviews with twelve young people from across the UK. A captivating portrait of their teenage years as they journey into adulthood.

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Hedda

By Lucy Kirkwood Original author Henrik Ibsen

A startling new version of Hedda Gabler, relocating Ibsen's nineteenth-century heroine to London in 2008.

Apologia

A disastrous family reunion is the occasion for a sharp and perceptive look at what has happened to 60s idealists and their children.

The Last Witch

A play about the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland, The Last Witch explores the psychological rifts that can divide close communities and drive families apart.

Moment

An explosive drama about how one terrible moment can change lives irrevocably.

Joseph K

A darkly comic stage adaptation of The Trial, relocating Kafka's classic novel to twenty-first-century London.

Swallows and Amazons (stage version)

A wonderfully theatrical adaptation of the much-loved children's classic, with songs by Neil Hannon.

Big White Fog

A poignant family drama set in Chicago against a backdrop of the Great Depression and the inescapable racism of the times.

Good People

A funny and tender drama that explores how even if you live on the brink, destiny can have a way of surprising you.

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Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

Created by Mark Gatiss