NHB Modern Plays

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Secrets (stage version)

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

David Copperfield (stage version)

One of Dickens's best-loved and most autobiographical stories, brilliantly and faithfully dramatised by Alastair Cording.

August: Osage County

A hugely-acclaimed black comedy exposing the dark side of the Midwestern American family. 

Far from the Madding Crowd (stage version)

By Thomas Hardy Adapted by Mark Healy

A smouldering adaptation of Thomas Hardy's enduring novel about a spirited and feisty young woman who finds herself playing mistress in a man's world.

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Arabian Nights (RSC version)

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

Ruined

A passionate, heartfelt play about surviving in a time of civil war, by a leading American dramatist. Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Anne Boleyn

A celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn dramatises the life and legacy of Henry VIII's notorious second wife, who helped change the course of the nation's history.

Holding the Man (stage version)

By Tommy Murphy Original author Timothy Conigrave

The remarkable true-life love story, adapted from Timothy Conigrave's memoir of growing up gay in 1970s Melbourne.

Speechless

The true-life drama of the extraordinary bond between two identical twin girls and their struggle to find a voice.

Breed

A sharp and savage play about the animals we are and the people we try to be.

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Joseph K

A darkly comic stage adaptation of The Trial, relocating Kafka's classic novel to twenty-first-century London.

Perve

An irreverent and unsettling play that interrogates paranoia, ambiguity and innocence in our highly sexualised world.