Plays of Love and Conflict


Captivating stage plays suitable for professional productions to family audiences, or for students, amateur groups and youth theatres to perform.


Plays of Love and Conflict: Brothers in Arms, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, With All My Love

by Neil Duffield

Preface by Sarah Brigham

  • New ‘totally captivating’ stage version of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.
  • Two original stage plays about World War I and transportation to the colonies.
  • Suitable for professional productions to family audiences, or for students, amateur groups and youth theatres to perform.


From beautiful adaptations of classics to exciting new writing, Duffield is a master of storytelling. Commissioned by theatres and community groups in the UK, these plays offer strong roles for both men and women, as well as the opportunity for song and dance.

They will appeal to schools and youth theatres as well as both amateur and professional performers.

Using a mixture of storytelling, theatre and song, BROTHERS IN ARMS draws on the true story of two brothers from a Yorkshire pit village, one of whom steadfastly refused to fight in World War I, while the other volunteered and served on the front line in France. [Cast 8 minimum]

Adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is remarkably faithful to the author’s original intention “a faultless production.” THE MORNING STAR. [Cast 8 minimum]

Based on a true story about the lives of a convict and his family following his transportation to Western Australia, WITH ALL MY LOVE is a tale of conspiracy and betrayal, of family feuds and deep-held secrets, of a woman’s struggle to keep faith with a husband transported to the other side of the world. [Suitable for large-cast productions, aimed at a general audience]


About the adaptor/author

Neil Duffield has written more than sixty plays and adaptations which have been staged extensively throughout Britain and abroad. Plays include The Machine Stops (for York Theatre Royal), A Christmas Carol (Bolton Octagon Theatre); Twice upon a Time (Dundee Rep), Dancing in my Dreams (Oxfordshire Theatre Company), The Minotaur and Leopard (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); The Emperor and the Nightingale, The Firebird (Dukes Theatre, Lancaster); The Secret Garden (Polka Theatre for Children); and Talking with Angels (Quicksilver Theatre, London). The Lost Warrior (for The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster) won the 2006 Arts Council England Children’s Award for work which displays excellence, inspiration and innovation in children’s theatre.

The Snow Queen, The Jungle Book, The Road to Glory, A Christmas Carol, The Emperor and the Nightingale, and the collection Plays for Youth Theatres and Large Casts are also published by Aurora Metro Books.


Praise for other works

“…there is not a moment which isn’t magical.” Yorkshire Post

“…a marvellous play, challenging in both form and content.” TES

“… no doubting the show’s mesmerising appeal to the imagination, which seized the audience with rapt delight.” Daily Telegraph





















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