NHB Modern Plays

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The Authorised Kate Bane

A painfully comic excavation of a family history asks if there is an authorised version of the past - or just the one we can live with.

The Canterbury Tales (stage version)

A landmark dramatisation for the Royal Shakespeare Company of one of the foundation stones of English literature.

The Girl's Guide to Saving the World

A frank and funny new play about friendship, feminism and what it means to be successful.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (stage version)

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

The Last of the Haussmans

A funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family loosing its grip, examining the fate of the revolutionary generation.

The Machine Gunners (stage version)

A thrilling adaptation of the beloved, award-winning children's novel.

The Pride

The powerful debut play from Alexi Kaye Campbell, examining changing attitudes to sexuality.

The Seafarer

A breathtaking supernatural play from the author of The Weir.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (stage version)

By Joan Aiken Adapted by Russ Tunney

A thrilling, funny and spectacular adaptation of Joan Aiken's classic children's novel, perfectly suited to performance by theatre companies and drama groups of any size.

Thérèse Raquin (National Theatre stage version)

A gripping psychological thriller adapted for the stage by Émile Zola himself from his own notorious novel, in a version by Nicholas Wright.

To Sir, With Love (stage version)

An uplifting story of the triumph of love, inspiration and hope against all odds, laced with the song and dance of austere, 1940s Britain. 

Unscorched

A courageous and convincing play that sensitively tackles the important subject of child abuse. Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2013.