NHB Modern Plays

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The Silence and the Noise

A play that beautifully captures the story of two young people on the edge. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

Published in volume Papatango Plays

    Old Bridge

    An epic love story exploring the impact of a war that Europe forgot, and the love and loss of those who lived through it. Winner of the 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize.

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    Dorian

    A thrilling stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, following one man's descent from glorious debauchery to epic self-destruction.

    Love and Other Acts of Violence

    A subversive and intimate love story about inheritance and the cycles of politics and history.

    The Good Life

    By Jeremy Sams Original author John Esmonde and Bob Larbey

    A witty reimagining of a television classic for the stage, with a wellyful of laughs that's sure to delight audiences everywhere.

    Yellowfin

    Politics and the planet collide in a fiercely original play about the limits of science, the power of myths, and the things we can't control.

    The Long Song (stage version)

    The story of a young slave girl who lives through the final turbulent days of slavery on a sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica. Adapted from Andrea Levy's award-winning novel.

    Metamorphoses

    An entertaining and provocative new play inspired by Ovid's powerful collection of myths.

    Duck Duck Goose

    A viscerally charged play, full of moral ambiguity and psychological complexity, examining the nature of consent, trust and trial by social media.

    Sessions

    A raw, funny, bittersweet play about the complexities of masculinity, depression and therapy.

    Anything is Possible if You Think About It Hard Enough

    A moving and unexpectedly funny play about a couple grieving the loss of their child, winner of the Best New Play award at the 2022 Offies (Off West End Awards).

    The Ballad of Maria Marten

    A thrilling play based on the nineteenth-century Red Barn Murder in Suffolk, rediscovering the lost story of the murder victim, Maria Marten.

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    Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

    Created by Mark Gatiss