NHB Modern Plays

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Beauty and the Beast (Lyceum Theatre version)

A brilliant version of the classic tale, from a playwright acclaimed as 'the master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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Merlin the Magnificent

The story of King Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, retold by Scotland's leading writer of plays for children.

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The Contingency Plan

Two plays

A double bill of plays from the frontline of climate change - an epic portrait of an England of the near future, in the grip of unprecedented and catastrophic floods.

The Middlemarch Trilogy

Three plays based on George Eliot's classic novel, which can be performed as a trilogy or as standalone pieces.

The James Plays

Rona Munro’s vividly imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century.

World Factory: The Game

A participative theatre experience about global consumer capitalism, offering readers the opportunity to play – as individuals or in teams – the managers of a clothing factory in China.

Sunday in the Park with George

The Pulitzer-winning musical inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, celebrating the art of creation and the creation of art.

Sweeney Todd

The gruesomely fascinating musical about the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street', one of Sondheim's greatest hits.

Albert Speer

A panoramic historical drama about the man whose devotion to Hitler blinded him to the worst crime of the twentieth century, drawing closely on Gita Sereny's definitive and magisterial biography of Albert Speer.

War and Peace (stage version)

A magnificent two-play epic, adapted from Tolstoy's novel and first staged by Shared Experience.

The Encounter

A solo show tracing one man's journey into the Amazon rainforest and to the limits of human consciousness, inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.

Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women

By Various Edited by Sue Parrish

A collection of short plays curated by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre.