NHB Modern Plays

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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


      An unsettling look at British attitudes to America and vice versa, from one of our leading dramatists.

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      Cloud Nine

      A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded.


      An early play by one of our leading dramatists, written before her breakthrough successes with Cloud Nine and Top Girls.

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      Playing for Time

      The extraordinary story of the women's orchestra in Auschwitz, originally filmed for television with Vanessa Redgrave, and adapted for the stage by Miller himself.

      Sunday in the Park with George

      The Pulitzer-winning musical inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, celebrating the art of creation and the creation of art.

      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

        The Letter-Box

        A short play about domestic abuse, and its terrifying impact on families.

        Published in volume Scot-Free

          Saturday at the Commodore

          A short solo play from the award-winning Scottish playwright, in which an Aberdonian woman remembers a painful teenage betrayal.

          Published in volume Scot-Free

            Elizabeth Gordon Quinn (original Traverse Theatre version)

            A contemporary classic set during the Glasgow Rent Strike of 1915, with one of the best women's roles ever to emerge from Scottish theatre, an unforgettable tragicomic heroine with an extraordinary power to repel and attract.

            Published in volume Scot-Free

              Dead Dad Dog

              An offbeat short comedy with a political edge, in which an unemployed young man is dogged by his deceased father.

              Published in volume Scot-Free

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                Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

                Created by Mark Gatiss