NHB Modern Plays

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Poor Beast in the Rain

A slice of small-town life, set in a betting shop in Wexford. Part of Billy Roche's acclaimed Wexford Trilogy.

Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy


    A deeply moving tale about what lies beneath the surface of everyday lives.

    Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy

      Disco Pigs

      Enda Walsh's breakthrough play, a fast and formally inventive portrait of two teenage Irish misfits

      Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

        Sucking Dublin

        A fierce and uncompromising short play about a group of five individuals tormented by a rape in a claustrophobic, drug-infested Dublin.

        Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

          A Girl's Bedroom

          A short play from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce.

          Published in volume Arlington

            A Mouthful of Birds

            A collaborative piece written with David Lan, combining words and dance. Inspired by Euripides' Bacchae, the play explores modern experiences of 'possession, violence and other states where people feel beside themselves'.

            Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

              A Night in November

              The multi-award-winning playwright explores the subjects of football and sectarianism, set during the 1994 World Cup.

                About a Goth

                A short play about a young man who volunteers in old people's homes, and suffers paroxyms of love and hate for the residents.

                Published in volume Me, As A Penguin

                  All On Her Own

                  A powerfully atmospheric one-woman play, All On Her Own tells the story of Rosemary who, alone at midnight in London, has a secret burden to share that is both heartbreaking and sinister.

                  Published in volume Harlequinade & All On Her Own

                    Almost Nothing

                    By Marcos Barbosa Translated by Mark O'Thomas

                    An unnerving short play by Brazilian playwright Marcos Barbosa.

                    Published in volume Almost Nothing & At the Table

                      Aloe Aloe

                      A provocative short play about parenthood and responsibility, from the author of Mr Incredible and Where Do Little Birds Go?.

                      Published in volume Mr Incredible

                        Amongst the Reeds

                        Two friends scratch out a living on the margins of society in a play commissioned by acclaimed theatre company Clean Break.

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                          Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason