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NHB Modern Plays

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Ding Dong the Wicked

A short play by one of the UK's leading dramatists.

A child is shut in her room, a dog is dead in the road, someone is kissing her brother-in-law. A family locked in hatred is sending a son to war. And ...

Days of Wine and Roses

JP Miller's 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses, adapted brilliantly for the stage by Owen McCafferty.

Donal and Mona leave Belfast for a new start in 60s London. Strangers in an unfamiliar city, they fall ...

Dracula

Acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead's Dracula stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker's classic novel.

Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. ...

Delirium

Contributions by Theatre O
By Enda Walsh
Series: NHB Modern Plays

 

Hilarious, brutal and tragic, Delirium is a radical re-interpretation of The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's classic and compelling tale of family rivalries. The play is the result of a collaboration ...

Coram Boy

A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatised from the Whitbread Award-winning novel set in 18th-century England.

In 18th-century Gloucestershire, the evil Otis Gardner preys on ...

Dirty Butterfly

A mesmerising and startling play about voyeurism, power and guilt.

Listening through their thin walls, Amelia and Jason are drawn into the dark and compelling world of their mutual neighbour Jo.

debbie ...

Dublin Carol

A magical, compelling play from the author of The Weir.

Present day Dublin. Christmas Eve. Undertaker John Plunkett is sharing memories of funerals over the years and dispensing advice to his young assistant. ...

The Day I Stood Still

A poignantly funny drama from the author of My Night With Reg, about the heartbreak of unrequited love and the power of memories.

In the 60s, Horace, Jerry and Judy were teenagers. They were into drink, ...

Death and the Maiden

A classic of 20th-century theatre, Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden ran for a year in the West End, was a hit on Broadway and was filmed by Roman Polanski starring Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver. ...