NHB Modern Plays

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Prima Facie

A brilliant, award-winning play for a solo actor, about a young, successful barrister forced to confront the patriarchal power of the law.

Scandaltown

A comedy for the new Restoration of the theatres, set in contemporary, post-pandemic London, full of illicit sex, political hypocrisy and the machinations of a fame-hungry elite.

The Meaning of Zong

Giles Terera's powerful debut play about Olaudah Equiano and the historical movement to abolish slavery – a timely response to the social upheaval the world has witnessed in recent years.

Tapped

A witty and sensitive portrayal of managing mental health within a family, highlighting the barriers we put up in order to put on a brave face.

The 47th

A viciously funny play offering a dazzling glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth: the US presidential race.

Red Ellen

A play that tells the remarkable true story of an inspiring and brilliant woman: Ellen Wilkinson, who was a campaigning Labour MP in the 1930s and 40s.

The Fever Syndrome

A vivid and thrilling play about a pioneeringa and successful IVF innovator and his brilliantly dysfunctional family.

Raging: Outrage

The Civil War

A play exploring women's roles in the Irish revolutionary wars, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland.

Raging: Wild Sky

The Rising

A play exploring the extraordinary energy and complexity of events in Ireland in the lead up to the Easter Rising of 1916.

Raging: Embargo

The War of Independence

A poetic, bloody and heroic tale of industrial action and civic resistance, part of Deirdre Kinahan's trilogy of landmark plays commemorating seven years of warfare in Ireland.

Wonder Boy

A play about the power of finding your own voice, revolving around a twelve-year-old boy with a stammer.

The Bone Sparrow (stage version)

A stage adaptation of Zana Fraillon's powerful and deeply moving novel about the displacement and treatment of refugees and sanctuary seekers in Australia.

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Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason