NHB Modern Plays

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Fugue

A psychological horror story about a woman suffering a mental breakdown, from the award-winning author of Iron.

    Reader

    A compulsive, gripping and intense play from the author of Death and the Maiden.

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    A Little Night Music

    An utterly sophisticated and charming musical boasting such numbers as 'Send in the Clowns' and 'A Weekend in the Country'.

    The Shakespeare Revue

    An enchanting collection of witty music and skits about the Bard, devised for and first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

    Waiting Room Germany

    By Klaus Pohl Translated by David Tushingham

    A raw and honest verbatim-theatre play about post-reunification Germany, commissioned in 1994 by Der Spiegel to test the mood of the new Germany.

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    Stanley

    A brilliant and painfully truthful portrait of Stanley Spencer, the wayward genius of modern British painting.

    The Thickness of Skin

    An intricate, tender play about the obligations we have to one another, and those we would rather not.

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    According to Hoyle

    A comedy drama about male friendship in which five old friends meet for a traditional evening of poker.

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    Death and the Maiden

    A woman seeks revenge when the man she believes to have been her torturer happens to re-enter her life.

    Smelling a Rat

    A black comedy/farce from the author of Abigail's Party, premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1988.

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    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)

    A superb adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous story of the unassuming Dr Jekyll and his dark alter-ego Mr Hyde.

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    Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic stage version)

    A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, with music by Mick Sands drawn from traditional French folk melodies.