NHB Modern Plays

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A darkly funny comedy about modern freak shows, love and cream buns. Loads of cream buns.

The Beacon

A drama about a Dublin artist haunted by a mysterious accident in her past.

Beautiful Eyes

A short play about a family divided by politics, first performed in the week of Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

    Beauty and the Beast (Lyceum Theatre version)

    A brilliant version of the classic tale, from a playwright acclaimed as 'the master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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    Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre version)

    Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010.

    Beauty and the Beast (RSC version)

    A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

    Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)

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

    A Bed of Roses

    An acerbic and funny play about middle-class hypocrisy and universal apathy.


      A ferocious two-hander about a father-daughter relationship gone horribly and terrifyingly wrong.

      Before It Rains

      Funny, brave and beautifully told, Before It Rains is a tale of parenthood, protection and provocation set on a proud, forgotten Cardiff estate.

      Being Friends

      The first of the three plays that make up Robert Holman's acclaimed dramatic trilogy Making Noise Quietly.


        A deeply moving tale about what lies beneath the surface of everyday lives.

        Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy