NHB Modern Plays

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Baby Dolls

A futuristic comedy about conception, state control and rebellion.

How to Not Sink

A short play by Georgia Christou that looks at duty, love and dependency across three generations of women.

Fucking Feminists

A fiercely funny short play by Rose Lewenstein, investigating what feminism means, and what it has become.

Tituba

Tituba by Winsome Pinnock is a one-woman show about Tituba Indian, the enslaved woman who played a central role in the seventeenth-century Salem Witch Trials.

Red Car, Blue Car

A heartbreaking short play about guilt, grief and responsibility, written for and performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2011.

Bleeding Heart

A short dark comedy from Spain, in which a naive middle-aged transvestite encounters a petty thief nicknamed 'sour face'.

White Lead

A short play exploring the expectations and responsibilities of being an artist and a woman.

Wormwood

A poetic and heart-rending play written in response to the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

Finsbury Park

A short autobiographical monologue, first performed as part of the Come to Where I'm From festival at the Park Theatre, London, in 2016.

small hours

A collaborative theatre piece created by playwrights Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime with theatre director Katie Mitchell, dissecting the claustrophobic world of a new mother struggling to cope on her own.

The Nightclub

A short play about three very different women at a gay nightclub in Orlando, who are caught up in a terrifying hate crime.

What is the Custom of Your Grief?

A short play by Timberlake Wertenbaker about an English schoolgirl who is befriended online by an Afghan girl after her brother is killed while on active duty in Afghanistan.