NHB Modern Plays

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The Gatekeeper

A darkly comic play about the disintegration of a family get-together.

Three Birds

A startling and darkly comic drama about childhood, family and fantasy. Winner of the Bruntwood Prize 2011.

Wuthering Heights (Brontë/Gough stage version)

An eminently actable, and readable, version of the well-loved story about a passionate but doomed love affair, one of the most famous and enduring love stories in the English language.

Elephants

A sharp black comedy with a tender heart that explores the paths we take in life and their repercussions on the people we love most.

Image of an Unknown Young Woman

A startlingly theatrical look at what happens when a politically inflammatory video goes viral and it all kicks off.

Crushed Shells and Mud

A play about conflicted desire and dangerous loyalties in a world trembling in the grip of a devastating epidemic.

New Labour

A comedy drama about being young, working in a shit job, living in debt, and all the funny and sad things you do to cope.

1972: The Future of Sex

A devised play about three couples having sex for the first time – and a country on the brink of a sexual awakening.

Secrets (stage version)

 An adaptation for the stage of Jacqueline Wilson's popular novel.

David Copperfield (stage version)

One of Dickens's best-loved and most autobiographical stories, brilliantly and faithfully dramatised by Alastair Cording.

August: Osage County

A hugely-acclaimed black comedy exposing the dark side of the Midwestern American family. 

Far from the Madding Crowd (stage version)

By Thomas Hardy Adapted by Mark Healy

A smouldering adaptation of Thomas Hardy's enduring novel about a spirited and feisty young woman who finds herself playing mistress in a man's world.

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