NHB Modern Plays

Showing 121-132 of 1,286 items.

The Cavalcaders

A rousing, comic play set in an old-fashioned cobbler's shop in small-town southern Ireland.

Published in volume The Cavalcaders and Amphibians

    The Sánchez Huerta Girl Killed Herself

    By Claudia Ríos Translated by Roxana Silbert

    After a young girl's suicide, her parents meet for the first time in years at the school where she died.

    Published in volume Mexican Plays

      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

        Time Spent on Trains

        A 15-minute play about childhood, disability and spending time on trains.

        Published in volume Fishskin Trousers


          A short play dealing with the controversial topic of female sex tourism.

          Published in volume trade & generations: two plays

            Used Blood Junkyard

            Làzaro, his mates and his porn-star girlfriend are 'art terrorists'... Can anything stop their killing spree?

            Published in volume Mexican Plays

              What Love Is

              A short play about caring for your parents.

              Published in volume Sex & God


                A timely, unsettling and powerful play from one of the UK's most prominent trans voices.


                  40 Days

                  A play exploring the impact of state violence on Black and brown children.


                    A dark and frequently absurdist play about how we have treated those we call 'mentally ill'.

                    Published in volume Medicine & The Same: two plays

                      The Same

                      A play about two women who meet in a psychiatric institution.

                      Published in volume Medicine & The Same: two plays

                        Some Of Us Exist In The Future

                        An utterly original, wryly funny play about one woman's search for a place to belong in a world that's not all it seems. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

                        Published in volume Papatango Plays