NHB Modern Plays

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The Steamie

A celebration of women's work in a Glasgow wash-house set on Hogmanay.

Published in volume Scot-Free

    Mad Forest

    A play written in response to the Romanian revolution of 1989, exploring the reactions of ordinary people to events.

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    The Shape of the Table

    An urgent political play about the collapse of an Eastern Bloc government at the end of 1989. Part of David Edgar's post-Cold War trilogy of plays.

    The Guid Sisters

    Germaine Lauzon has won a million Green Shield stamps. She invites her female friends and relations to a party to paste the stamps into the books. The temptation to pilfer the stamps is irresistible and an enormous fight breaks out.

      Manon / Sandra

      A controversial but humane play about an obsessively religious girl and a sex-obsessed transvestite, by the renowned Quebecois writer.

        Albertine in Five Times

        A simultaneous portrait of a woman at five different ages. Five actresses portray Albertine at different times of her life whilst conversing freely with each other and with their sister Madeleine.

          Sweeney Todd

          The gruesomely fascinating musical about the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street', one of Sondheim's greatest hits.

          Light in the Village

          A devastatingly effective modern parable about poverty and corruption in an Indian village.

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          Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

          Part One of the two-part Angels in America, an epic drama set during the Reagan years in America - now recognised as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century.

          A Moon for the Misbegotten

          The last work from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, continuing the semi-autobiographical cycle centring on the Tyrone family.

          Grace

          A far-reaching, comic portrait of the effects of hypocrisy and corporate greed on the values of late-twentieth-century England.

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          A Going Concern

          A play about a washed-up family business, from the author of The Libertine.

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          Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason