NHB Modern Plays

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Beauty and the Beast (RSC stage version)

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Scenes From the Big Picture

An epic, masterful twenty-plus-character play about Belfast and its multitude of urban denizens.

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After Mrs Rochester

A dramatisation of the extraordinary life of Jean Rhys, in which themes of femininity, literature and hysteria and madness collide with vivid force.

born bad

A hard-hitting and original family drama.

World Music

A subtle and topical play about European attitudes to Africa.

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Holes in the Skin

A gripping play about the nature of violence.

Protection

A tough but vulnerable play about our crumbling social fabric - and the people who have to pick up the pieces.

The People Next Door

A black comedy about the post-9/11 world and what happens when someone else's global problem becomes your local one.

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Tape

An unsettling and unpredictable drama about the love-hate chemistry that endures between friends.

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Duck

A sparky and moving first play about female friendship, set in contemporary Dublin. 

Playing the Victim

A darkly absurd play from the authors of Terrorism.

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Thebans

The Ancient myths of the Kingdom of Thebes re-told by Scotland's foremost poet/dramatist.