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The Beggar's Opera

Peachum the thief-catcher is horrified when he discovers his beloved daughter Polly has married Macheath the highwayman; he and his wife plot Macheath's death in the knowledge that they would be entitled ...


By Molière
Adapted by Jeremy Sams
Series: Drama Classics

A superlative farce by the master of the form, Molière, written at the height of his powers, a masterclass in comic construction.

Two young men have each found the love of their life. Unfortunately their ...

Greek Tragedy

Three of the most famous tragedies from Ancient Greece, all featuring female protagonists - in modern, much-performed translations.

This volume, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classic Collections series, ...

Ibsen: Three Plays

Henrik Ibsen's three great 'problem plays', A Doll's HouseGhosts and Hedda Gabler, challenged the conventions of nineteenth-century society and sparked a revolution in European theatre. Their female ...

A Woman of No Importance

What's the point in having a wicked past if you're going to keep it secret?

Oscar Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance is an audacious drama of social scandal that centres around the revelation of Mrs ...

The Misanthrope

By Molière
Translated by Stephen Mulrine
Series: Drama Classics

Molière's most-admired comedy of manners, about a man whose quickness to criticise the flaws in others, and in himself, leads him into deep trouble.

Alceste, the 'misanthrope', hates all mankind, and ...


A tragic tale of duty, retribution and fate.

King Agamemnon, on returning from the Trojan Wars, is murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover. Now, to avenge the crime, their daughter Electra must ...