NHB Modern Plays

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The Hound of the Baskervilles (stage version)

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

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. 

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Unscorched

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

A Christmas Carol (Derby Playhouse stage version)

An acclaimed dramatisation of Dickens' well-loved Christmas story - more faithful to the original than any other published version.

An Intervention

A touching, funny play about what happens when you hate your best friend.

Days of Wine and Roses (stage version)

JP Miller's 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses, adapted brilliantly for the stage by Owen McCafferty.

Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)

Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. A thrilling and utterly convincing portrait of a brilliant man embroiled in the lethal, high-stakes politics of the Court of Henry VIII.

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Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

Created by Mark Gatiss