Plays

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The Bear

A one-act comic play about a reclusive young widow whose life takes a surprisingly romantic turn.

Published in volume Chekhov: Shorts

    Beautiful Eyes

    A short play about a family divided by politics, first performed in the week of Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017.

    Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

      Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre version)

      Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010.

      Beauty and the Beast (RSC version)

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

      Beauty and the Beast (stage version)

      A brilliant version of the classic tale, from a playwright acclaimed as 'the master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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      Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)

      A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, with music by Mick Sands drawn from traditional French folk melodies.

      Beauty of the Father

      A play infused by the spirit and language of Lorca, about what we will sacrifice in the name of love.

      The Beaux Stratagem

      George Farquhar's immortal comedy about two young gentlemen with a misguided plan to get enrich themselves at the expense of a series of young heiresses.

      A Bed of Roses

      From Bethlehem to black magic to Blue Peter, A Bed of Roses is an acerbic and funny play about middle-class hypocrisy and universal apathy. It was written for Hull Truck Theatre Company in 1977.

        bedbound

        A ferocious two-hander about a father-daughter relationship gone horribly and terrifyingly wrong.

        bedbound & misterman: two plays

        Two early plays from the acclaimed Irish writer Enda Walsh.

        Before It Rains

        Funny, brave and beautifully told, Before It Rains is a tale of parenthood, protection and provocation set on a proud, forgotten Cardiff estate.

        The Beggar's Opera

        John Gay's bawdy and burlesque pastiche of classical Italian opera, often regarded as the world's first ever musical.

        Beginning

        A sharp and astute two-hander that takes an intimate look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance.

        Being Friends

        It is 1944. Two young men meet in a Kentish field as doodlebugs whizz overhead. One is a farmer, the other an artist, but an intense bond forms between them.

          Belfry

          A deeply moving tale about what lies beneath the surface of everyday lives.

          Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy

            Believe What You Will

            A Middle-Eastern leader comes out of hiding, and is hounded from state to state by the forces of the Roman Empire who threaten sanctions and ultimately war on anyone who harbours him.

            Belleville

            Amy Herzog's devastating play about an American newlywed couple who move to a boho neighbourhood in Paris, only for their relationship to begin to unravel.