NHB Modern Plays

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Little Wars

Set in the French Alps in 1940, this thrilling play – based on truth – is an enthralling, entertaining and ultimately moving portrait of seven exceptional women.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

An arresting, thought-provoking play about racial and social issues of the late 1950s, by the first woman to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.

The Motherhood Project

Monologues and Reflections on Motherhood

A collection of dramatic monologues and real-life reflections by some of the UK's leading writers, artists and thinkers, and explores all the guilt, joy and absurdity, the regrets, pressures and taboos surrounding motherhood.

Inside/Outside

Six Short Plays

Six short plays exploring estrangement and loneliness, moving towards redemption and hope.

Guidesky and I

A funny and poignant drama about loneliness and the opportunity for connection, first performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

Published in volume Inside/Outside

    When the Daffodils

    A searching portrait of human kindness in a world that sets limits on how we care for the vulnerable. First performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season of short plays.

    Published in volume Inside/Outside

      Ursa Major

      A heartbreakingly funny play about love, life and human connection, first performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

      Published in volume Inside/Outside

        Two Billion Beats (short play version)

        A short play about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don't make the rules. First performed as part of Inside/Outside, a season of short plays staged at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.

        Published in volume Inside/Outside

          The Kiss

          A tender, funny and beautifully observed study of lives in limbo, and a glimmer of hope for what lies ahead. First performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

          Published in volume Inside/Outside

            Prodigal

            A short play about community, identity and the enduring strength of family ties. First performed as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Inside/Outside season.

            Published in volume Inside/Outside

              Chaos

              A symphony of characters searching for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.

              Stuff

              A play about friendship and loss – and the way people try to do the right thing for their mates when there isn't really a right thing to do. Written specifically for young people as part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.

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              Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

              Created by Mark Gatiss