NHB Modern Plays

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War and Peace (stage version)

A magnificent two-play epic, adapted from Tolstoy's novel and first staged by Shared Experience.

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The Walworth Farce

A remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives.

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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The Waiting List

A blackly comic monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up.

Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays

    VS09 (Multiplay Drama)

    A sharp, fast-paced exploration of the possibilities of love, friendship and healing in the search for home. In the Multiplay Drama series.

    The Visitor

    A short play about a schoolmaster on the verge of retirement, confronted by a mysterious young man wishing to pay his respects.

    Published in volume Family: three plays

      The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call

      Dürrenmatt's visionary revenge play, one of the great achievements of modern German-language theatre, transported to mid-twentieth-century America by the acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner.

      Vincent in Brixton

      A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh - a hit in the West End and on Broadway.

      The Village Church

      A short play about faith, families, and fitting in.

      Victoria's Knickers

      An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.

      Vernon God Little (stage version)

      By DBC Pierre Adapted by Tanya Ronder

      A darkly riotous, superbly fast-talking adventure, adapted from the Booker Prize-winning novel.

      The Veil

      Set around a haunted house hemmed in by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental and the circularity of time.

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      Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason