NHB Modern Plays

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Dracula (stage version)

Acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead's Dracula stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker's classic novel.

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 stage 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.

Me, As A Penguin

A charmingly offbeat, surreal comedy of knitting, penguins and Battenberg.

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.

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.

Breed

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

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Perve

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

Vernon God Little (stage version)

By DBC Pierre Adapted by Tanya Ronder

A darkly riotous, superbly fast-talking adventure, adapted from the Booker Prize-winning novel.

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Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

Created by Mark Gatiss