NHB Modern Plays

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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage (stage version)

The stage version of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, which is set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt.

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Phoenix

A powerful story of fire and destruction, self-deceit and the corrosion of trust.

Published in volume Mrs Delgado

    After Life

    By Jack Thorne Original author Hirokazu Kore-eda

    A surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives, and a haunting meditation on what it is to live – and to die.

    My Family and Other Animals (stage version)

    A delightful and inventive stage version of Gerald Durrell's well-loved memoir of a childhood growing up in Corfu.

    1984 (stage version)

    By George Orwell Adapted by Nick Hern

    A bold and powerful dramatisation of George Orwell's classic dystopia, ideal for any school, youth group or amateur company.

    The IT

    A darkly comic state-of-the-nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within.

    A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)

    Charles Dickens' timeless classic, brought to life in a joyous new adaptation by Jack Thorne.

    Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

    By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

    A loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic, winner of the Best Entertainment or Comedy Play at the Olivier Awards.

    A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story (stage version)

    A spine-tingling stage adaptation that is faithful to the heart and spirit of Charles Dickens' much-loved festive ghost story – with an emphasis on the ghostly.

    Samskara

    An explosive fusion of text, physical theatre and hip-hop dance exploring vulnerability, emotional trauma and what it means to be a black man in twenty-first-century Britain.

    Some Of Us Exist In The Future

    An utterly original, wryly funny play about one woman's search for a place to belong in a world that's not all it seems. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

    Published in volume Papatango Plays

      Ghost Stories from an Old Country

      A riveting and poignant exploration of the ties that bind us, threaded through with captivating fables. Joint winner of the 2021 Papatango New Writing Prize.

      Published in volume Papatango Plays

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        Charles Dickens, adapted by Alastair Cording(s)