NHB Modern Plays

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Come Out Eli

A verbatim play telling the story of the 2002 Hackney siege, as told by the diverse and vibrant community that experienced it.

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I.D.

An enthralling drama about the man who killed Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of South African apartheid.

The Maths Tutor

A wry and incisive play exposing how our desire for a normal family life and our fears about adults, young people and sex, can sometimes outride the truth.

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Madame Bovary: Breakfast with Emma

Flaubert's masterpiece about an infidelity with tragic consequences, dramatised for Shared Experience by the well-known novelist Fay Weldon.

Gilt

An exciting innovation: three of Scotland's top playwrights combine forces on a single play - staged by 7:84 Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.

Airsick

A turbulent black comedy about love, loneliness and how we shape our future.

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Topdog/Underdog

A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Sleeping Beauty (stage version)

The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty's curse – as seen through the eyes of the fairy who curses her.

Loyal Women

A gripping and explosive drama from the multi-award winning playwright.

Sunset Song (stage version)

A classic of Scots literature, brilliantly adapted for the stage.

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Singer

An epic fable of post-war Britain, told with lurid and exhilarating energy.

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Continental Divide: two plays

In this two-play cycle set against the background of a bitterly fought American governor's election, David Edgar explores what has happened to the revolutionary fervour which took hold of both the Right and the Left in the 1960s, and how it has been carried over into the politics of today.