Most Performed

These are our most popular plays for amateur performance, based on the number of performances licensed in the last year:

Showing 1-20 of 20 items.

Nell Gwynn

Jessica Swale's play Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king.

Blue Stockings

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage.

Ladies' Day

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (stage version)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover.

The Thrill of Love

A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

Jerusalem

Jez Butterworth's hugely acclaimed, prize-winning play - a comic, contemporary vision of life in England's green and pleasant land.

Arabian Nights (RSC version)

A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights.

Handbagged

The hit play about Queen Elizabeth, Margaret Thatcher, handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes.

Be My Baby

A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 1960s Britain.

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.

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.

King Charles III

Mike Bartlett's 'future history play' explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family.

Di and Viv and Rose

A warm and funny play about female friendship, crackling with wit and poignant observation.

Wendy & Peter Pan

By Ella Hickson Original author J. M. Barrie

Ella Hickson's version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original.

Around the World in 80 Days (stage version)

By Laura Eason Original author Jules Verne

Laura Eason's celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel, a dazzling escapade that packs in more than fifty unforgettable characters.

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

A play about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.

Brontë

A compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters - dramatised by Polly Teale and Shared Experience, the team behind After Mrs Rochester and Jane Eyre.

The Night Alive

An inimitably warm and stylish play that deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.

The Weir

The spellbinding, beautifully observed hit from the master of suspenseful realism.

Ladies Down Under

The funny, heart-warming sequel to the enormously successful Ladies' Day, following the lasses from Hull on their adventures down under.

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by Matt Hartley

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3-13 April 2019
Tower Theatre

by Dawn King

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24-27 April 2019
Hayes Village Hall