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With over 1,000 plays in our catalogue, from exciting new drama to popular classics and literary adaptations, there’s something here for every amateur theatre company, school or youth group to perform. Simply use our Play Finder to narrow the selection, or ask our Performing Rights Manager for guidance. You can even apply for performing rights for most titles direct from this site. Happy browsing!

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Meet the Performing Rights Manager


Tamara has been working at NHB since 2003. She can advise you on any aspect of applying for performing rights, or help you find the perfect play to perform. Get in touch...
Free inspection copies

Amateur theatre companies can inspect our plays free of charge.

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Cast sets

20% discount and free P&P on your cast set of scripts. 

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Join in the discussion by reviewing any of the plays on this site, posting a comment passing on any production tips, or requesting advice from the theatre groups.

It's easy to get involved - simply submit your feedback via the Comments Box underneath each of the plays, and we'll get it added to the site for others to read.

This is your site too, so don't be shy about sharing your knowledge and expertise.

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J.M. Barrie, Ella Hickson

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Charles Dickens, Alastair Cording

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25 Jun - 4 Jul
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