Literary Adaptations

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The Mill on the Floss (stage version)

A re-invention of George Eliot's classic story of loss, tragedy and the relentless nature of fate.

Morte d'Arthur (stage version)

An adaptation for the Royal Shakespeare Company of Sir Thomas Malory's classic telling of the Legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

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Northanger Abbey (stage version)

A delightful stage version of Jane Austen's earliest novel, her mock-Gothic Romance.

Noughts & Crosses (Dominic Cooke/RSC version)

An electrifying, bittersweet love story with echoes of Romeo and Juliet, set in a society divided by racial bigotry and a world rocked by terrorism. 

Noughts & Crosses (Sabrina Mahfouz/Pilot Theatre version)

An award-winning of the gripping Romeo and Juliet story, a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.

Paradise Lost

A wickedly smart and funny feminist retelling of John Milton's epic poem about the first battle between good and evil, by a leading Canadian playwright.

Persuasion (stage version)

By Jane Austen Adapted by Mark Healy

A faithful yet inventive adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, with a set of Production Notes designed to make it easily stageable.

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (stage version)

Adapted by Philip Wilson Original author Philip Pullman

A deliciously dark version of the Grimm Tales, from master storyteller Philip Pullman.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (stage version)

By Joan Lindsay Adapted by Tom Wright

A chilling adaptation of Joan Lindsay's classic novel about the disappearance of three Australian schoolgirls in the summer of 1900.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

A loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (stage version)

Robert Tressell's classic pre-First World War account of the working lives of a group of housepainters and decorators, vividly adapted by Howard Brenton.

The Railway Children (stage version)

By E. Nesbit Adapted by Mike Kenny

An imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic.

The Red Shoes (stage version)

A contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's extraordinary fairytale of dance, desire and destruction.

Regeneration (stage version)

A powerful anthem for the youth of World War One that offers a compassionate look at war and its devastating effects. Adapted from Pat Barker's Booker Prize-nominated novel.

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Roald Dahl's The Twits

Adapted by Enda Walsh

Mischievously adapted from Roald Dahl's story, acclaimed playwright Enda Walsh turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the stage.

The Secret Garden (stage version)

The complete book and lyrics of Norman’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s classic.

The Secret River (stage version)

A deeply moving and unflinching journey into Australia's dark history, adapted from Kate Grenville's acclaimed novel.

Secrets (stage version)

 An adaptation for the stage of Jacqueline Wilson's popular novel.