National Theatre

The NT2000 top 100 plays

The one hundred plays in the NT2000 Platform series

Score as of May 2022 – 71/100

1904 Peter Pan by JM Barrie 
1905 The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville Barker 
1907 The Playboy of the Western World by JM Synge 
1909 Strife by John Galsworthy 
1912 Rutherford and Son by Githa Sowerby
1912 Hindle Wakes by Stanley Houghton 
1914 Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw 
1916 Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse
1921 The Circle by W Somerset Maugham 
1924 Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey 
1926 The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd by DH Lawrence 
1928 Journey’s End by RC Sherriff 
1928 The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur 
1928 Plunder by Ben Travers 
1928 Machinal by Sophie Treadwell 
1930 Private Lives by Noël Coward 
1930 Once in a Lifetime by George Kaufman and Moss Hart 
1934 The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman 
1934 Love on the Dole by Ronald Gow 
1935 Murder in the Cathedral by TS Eliot 
1935 Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams 
1935 Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets 
1938 Our Town by Thornton Wilder 
1938 Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton
1945 An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley 
1947 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams 
1947 Men Should Weep by Ena Lamont Stewart 
1948 The Lady’s Not for Burning by Christopher Fry 
1949 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
1952 The Pink Room (Absolute Hell) by Rodney Ackland 
1952 The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan 
1952 Dry Rot by John Chapman 
1952 The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie 
1955 Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett 
1956 Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill 
1956 Look Back in Anger by John Osborne 

1958 The Hostage by Brendan Behan 
1958 A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney 
1959 Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance by John Arden 
1959 Roots by Arnold Wesker 
1959 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry 
1960 The Caretaker by Harold Pinter 
1960 A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt
1960 Billy Liar by Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouse 
1961 The Knack by Ann Jellicoe 
1962 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee 
1963 Oh What a Lovely War by Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop 
1964 The Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Shaffer 
1965 Saved by Edward Bond 
1965 Loot by Joe Orton
1965 The Amen Corner by James Baldwin
1965 The Odd Couple by Neil Simon 
1966 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard 
1967 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols 
1967 Zigger Zagger by Peter Terson 
1968 The Ruling Class by Peter Barnes
1970 The Philanthropist by Christopher Hampton 
1970 Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer 
1970 Home by David Storey
1973 The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn 
1973 The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil by John McGrath 
1975 Comedians by Trevor Griffiths 
1975 East by Steven Berkoff 
1976 Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi by Pam Gems
1976 AC/DC by Heathcote Williams 
1977 Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh 
1979 Bent by Martin Sherman 
1979 Educating Rita by Willy Russell 
1980 Translations by Brian Friel
1980 True West by Sam Shepard 
1980 Nicholas Nickleby by David Edgar 
1980 The Dresser by Ronald Harwood 
1980 The Romans in Britain by Howard Brenton 
1981 Quartermaine’s Terms by Simon Gray 
1981 Noises Off by Michael Frayn 
1981 Good by CP Taylor 
1982 Top Girls by Caryl Churchill 
1982 Master Harold… and the Boys by Athol Fugard 
1982 Insignificance by Terry Johnson 
1983 Run For Your Wife by Ray Cooney 
1983 Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet 
1983 Victory by Howard Barker 
1983 Masterpieces by Sarah Daniels 
1984 Bouncers by John Godber 
1985 The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer 
1985 Fences by August Wilson
1985 Pravda by David Hare and Howard Brenton 
1985 Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness 
1986 Road by Jim Cartwright
1987 My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley
1988 Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker 
1990 Racing Demon by David Hare 
1990 The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus by Tony Harrison 
1991 The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett 
1993 Angels in America by Tony Kushner 
1994 My Night With Reg by Kevin Elyot 
1995 The Steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry 
1996 The Seven Streams of the River Ota by Robert Lepage 
1997 Closer by Patrick Marber
1997 The Weir by Conor McPherson