NHB Modern Plays

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The Lament for Arthur Cleary

Bestselling novelist Dermot Bolger transposes an old story of love and death to modern-day Dublin.

Published in volume The Crack in the Emerald

    Low in the Dark

    A witty and absurdist play that dismantles the myths of motherhood and exposes the sexism of language and religious imagery.

    Published in volume The Crack in the Emerald


      A powerful anatomy of misogyny, by 'one of the most significant new Irish writers of his generation' (Sunday Times).

      Published in volume The Crack in the Emerald

        The Hamster Wheel

        When one partner in a marriage becomes unable to look after themselves and is completely dependent on the other, what happens to the relationship between them?

        Published in volume The Crack in the Emerald


          A short play about an old couple whose son returns after years of absence.

          Published in volume Family: three plays

            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

              Prickly Heat

              A surreal and sensuous comedy by a young Scottish writer-performer.

              Published in volume First Run

                Inventing a New Colour

                A war-time Exeter family takes in an evacuee from London.

                Published in volume First Run

                  The Guid Sisters

                  Germaine Lauzon has won a million Green Shield stamps. She invites her female friends and relations to a party to paste the stamps into the books. The temptation to pilfer the stamps is irresistible and an enormous fight breaks out.

                    Manon / Sandra

                    A controversial but humane play about an obsessively religious girl and a sex-obsessed transvestite, by the renowned Quebecois writer.

                      Albertine in Five Times

                      A simultaneous portrait of a woman at five different ages. Five actresses portray Albertine at different times of her life whilst conversing freely with each other and with their sister Madeleine.


                        A short play set in a Westminster dressing room, as Prime Minister Dave prepares for his first ever bout of Prime Minister's Questions.

                        Published in volume Ella Hickson Plays: One

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                          Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

                          Created by Mark Gatiss