NHB Modern Plays

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Three More Sleepless Nights

An explosive short play about human interaction and love-tangled relationships.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts

    Treetops

    A play about the early resistance to policies of apartheid or racial segregation in Cape Town, South Africa, in the 1950s.

    Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

      Who is Sylvia?

      Rattigan's play about obsessive love, a bittersweet portayal of his father - and maybe of his own frustrated love life.

      Published in volume Who is Sylvia? and Duologue

        Wolf Hall (stage version)

        The first part of Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

          Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)

          The second part of Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

            The Custom of the Country

            Fletcher and Massinger's bawdy Jacobean drama is transposed to 1890s Johannesburg.

            Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

              The Desert Air

              A wartime comedy set in Cairo.

              Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

                One Fine Day

                A play about the gulf that separates Britain and Black Africa.

                Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

                  Writer's Cramp

                  The debut play from the author of The Slab Boys and Tutti Frutti, taking satirical swipes at Anglo-Scottish cultural pretensions.

                  Published in volume Scot-Free

                    Your Turn to Clean the Stair

                    A comically sinister study of the tensions in an Edinburgh tenement.

                      Bird

                      A cutting-edge monologue that throws light on the experience of a teenager in contemporary Britain, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights.

                        Gypsy Girl

                        A monologue first performed by Laura Lomas at Soho Theatre, London, on 5 October 2009 as part of Paines Plough's LATER programme.

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                          Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

                          Created by Mark Gatiss