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Daughterhood (NHB Modern Plays)

by Charley Miles Nick Hern Books (July 19, 2019)

One sister stayed at home to care for Dad. The other set out to 'make a difference'. Reunited under their childhood roof, Pauline and Rachel unearth more than the ten years between them.

Charley Miles's play...


Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency (NHB Modern Plays)

by Nathan Bryon Nick Hern Books (July 10, 2019)

When Dexter's mum is sent to jail for getting mixed up in a jewellery robbery, it's up to Dexter and his best friend Winter to get her out.

On their journey to uncover the truth and free Mum, their detective...


Whisky Galore (NHB Modern Plays)

by Compton Mackenzie & Philip Goulding Nick Hern Books (June 25, 2019)

It's 1955 and the Pallas Players, an all-female theatre company, are putting on a play: Whisky Galore.

They transport us back to 1943 on the Scottish islands of Great and Little Todday, where the whisky supply...


1972: The Future of Sex (NHB Modern Plays)

by The Wardrobe Ensemble Nick Hern Books (May 09, 2019)

It's 1972. An era of possibility and polyester and pubic hair.

Ziggy Stardust is on Top of the Pops, Penny is writing an essay on Lady Chatterley's Lover and Christine is watching Deepthroat. Brian is confused....


Jude (NHB Modern Plays)

by Howard Brenton Nick Hern Books (May 09, 2019)

About to be fired from her cleaning job for stealing a volume of Euripides, Jude turns her employer's outrage to shock by translating the ancient Greek on the spot. The employer, a Classics teacher, knows great...


Performance and Religion in Early Modern England

by Matthew J. Smith University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2018)

In Performance and Religion in Early Modern England, Matthew J. Smith seeks to expand our view of “the theatrical.” By revealing the creative and phenomenal ways that performances reshaped religious material...


Close Quarters (NHB Modern Plays)

by Kate Bowen Nick Hern Books (November 12, 2018)

Cormack, Findlay and Davies are the elite. They are the first generation of women to serve in the British infantry in close combat roles, ever. They’ve aced physical tests only five per cent of female soldiers...


ear for eye (NHB Modern Plays)

by debbie tucker green Nick Hern Books (November 12, 2018)

Patience is running out, times have changed.

And progress isn’t enough.

Black British. African American.

Here. There.

Now.

debbie tucker green's play ear for eye premiered in October 2018 at the Royal Court Theatre,...


The Funeral Director (NHB Modern Plays)

by Iman Qureshi Nick Hern Books (November 12, 2018)

Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize - 2018

Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business,...


The Nightingales (NHB Modern Plays)

by William Gaminara Nick Hern Books (November 12, 2018)

Under the watchful eye of Steven, their choirmaster, Connie, Ben, Diane and Bruno gather every week in the village hall to practise their accomplished acapella singing. They are a motley crew, but whatever their...


Victoria's Knickers (NHB Modern Plays)

by Josh Azouz Nick Hern Books (November 12, 2018)

On the eve of her coronation, Victoria is having a bath. Out of her chimney falls Edward ‘The Boy’ Jones. Again. Adored by the tabloids and hated by the establishment, his repeated break-ins to the palace...


The Persians

by Aeschylus Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Persians is an ancient Greek tragedy written during the Classical period of Ancient Greece by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus. It is the second and only surviving part of a now otherwise lost trilogy that...


Prometheus Bound

by Aeschylus Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Prometheus Bound is an Ancient Greek tragedy. In antiquity, it was attributed to Aeschylus, but now is considered by some scholars to be the work of another hand, and perhaps one as late as c. 430 BC.[1] Despite...


The Choephori

by Aeschylus Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Produced in 458 BC, Aeschylus' Choephori stands as the second play in the Oresteian trilogy. The bloodshed begun in the first play with the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra is here continued when...


Eumenides

by Aeschylus Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Sommerstein presents a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the climactic play of the only surviving complete Greek tragic trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. Of all Athenian...


Maydays (NHB Modern Plays)

by David Edgar Nick Hern Books (October 12, 2018)

Maydays tells the story of the twenty-somethings who came of age in 1968 and were drawn into revolutionary politics; of defection from East to West as well as from Left to Right. David Edgar's play is told through...


Trying It On (NHB Modern Plays)

by David Edgar Nick Hern Books (October 12, 2018)

It’s 1968. David is twenty. It is the height of the worldwide student revolt. The Vietnam war rages. Enoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech. Martin Luther King is assassinated. These events will...


Rathmines Road (NHB Modern Plays)

by Deirdre Kinahan Nick Hern Books (October 12, 2018)

Will truth out?

Set over one evening, Rathmines Road by Deirdre Kinahan is a play that rages in a tiny room. Fraught, funny and ferocious, it testifies to the pain of carrying the memory of sexual assault throughout...


The Sweet Science of Bruising (NHB Modern Plays)

by Joy Wilkinson Nick Hern Books (October 12, 2018)

London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected...


Maydays & Trying It On (NHB Modern Plays)

by David Edgar Nick Hern Books (September 29, 2018)

1968. A time of political upheaval the likes of which has not been seen since. Until - perhaps - now.

In a new age of radical leftism and global politics, this new version of David Edgar’s 1983 award-winning...


Closer to God (NHB Modern Plays)

by Anna Jordan Nick Hern Books (September 29, 2018)

A young single mother becomes roommates with a seventy-nine-year-old man, in a small flat on the 19th floor of a council block.

This short two-hander from the writer of Yen and and Chicken Shop explores the private...


Eyam (NHB Modern Plays)

by Matt Hartley Nick Hern Books (August 22, 2018)

1665. As the plague runs rife through London, Reverend William Mompesson arrives in Eyam, Derbyshire, to lead the parish. But Eyam is no sleepy backwater; it is a village at war with itself. The community has...


The Unreturning (NHB Modern Plays)

by Anna Jordan Nick Hern Books (August 22, 2018)

A Northern British coastal town. Three young men are coming home from war.

Their stories, set at different times over a hundred years, are beautifully interwoven in Anna Jordan's The Unreturning, a play that...


Steel (NHB Modern Plays)

by Chris Bush Nick Hern Books (August 22, 2018)

The top candidate without question, Vanessa was made to be Mayor. Thirty years prior, Josie just wants things to change and seeks a seat on the local council.

Chris Bush's play Steel explores the last three decades...


Stop/Over (NHB Modern Plays)

by Gary Duggan Nick Hern Books (August 22, 2018)

A day and a night in the city that never sleeps.

A young woman arrives into JFK with time to kill until her departure tomorrow. She looks up an old college friend who lives in the city. With thirty-one hours...


Drip Feed (NHB Modern Plays)

by Karen Cogan Nick Hern Books (August 22, 2018)

A rich and startling monologue from award-winning actor and playwright Karen Cogan.

Cork, 1998. An obsessive odyssey through the city. Dancing on tables, 3 a.m. breakfast rolls and waking up, polluted, on the...


The Half Of It (NHB Modern Plays)

by Karen Cogan Nick Hern Books (August 22, 2018)

The first play written by award-winning actor and playwright Karen Cogan.

The Half Of It is a relentless, darkly lyrical monologue about a life, lived unseen, which won the Stewart Parker Award in 2018 after...


Valued Friends (NHB Modern Plays)

by Stephen Jeffreys Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

Valued Friends is a comedy of manners about the property market which won both the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards when it was first performed at Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1989.

Four people...


The Clink (NHB Modern Plays)

by Stephen Jeffreys Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

A riotously funny satirical farce in the tradition of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Shakespeare in Love, from the author of The Libertine.

Elizabeth I is tottering at death's door. Conspirators are...


A Going Concern (NHB Modern Plays)

by Stephen Jeffreys Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

A play about a washed-up family business, from the author of The Libertine.

1966. The technological revolution has not yet reached Chapel & Sons, an ailing family business making billiard tables. In the dilapidated...


Interruptions (NHB Modern Plays)

by Stephen Jeffreys Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

Interruptions is inspired by Stephen Jeffreys’ interest in the collective aspect of politics and his fascination with the Japanese aesthetic principle of Jo-ha-kyu. The play was first performed at UC Davis,...


Finsbury Park (NHB Modern Plays)

by Stephen Jeffreys Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

Published here for the first time, Finsbury Park is a very likable, short autobiographical monologue, that was first performed as part of the Come to Where I'm From festival at the Park Theatre, London, in 2016....


The Fishermen (NHB Modern Plays)

by Chigozie Obioma & Gbolahan Obisesan Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

In a small Nigerian town, Ben and Obembe, along with their two older brothers, slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree, they keep coming back until one day a madman’s prophecy changes...


Blackthorn (NHB Modern Plays)

by Charley Miles Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

The only two children born in a North Yorkshire village for a generation cannot imagine ever being apart, but as their lives shift, so too do the ties that bind them.

Charley Miles’ outstanding debut play Blackthorn...


Drip Feed & The Half Of It (NHB Modern Plays)

by Karen Cogan Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

Two rich and startling monologues from award-winning actor and playwright Karen Cogan.

Cork, 1998. An obsessive odyssey through the city. Dancing on tables, 3 a.m. breakfast rolls and waking up, polluted, on...


How to Spot an Alien (NHB Modern Plays)

by Georgia Christou Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

Contains: one confused alien, two brave kids and a busted spaceship.

What do you do if you think your aunt is an alien? Twelve-year-old Jelly and her brother, Jonjo, have their suspicions. She won’t let them...


The Political History of Smack and Crack (NHB Modern Plays)

by Ed Edwards Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

Crackling with anger, humour and authenticity, Ed Edwards’ play The Political History of Smack and Crack chronicles the fallout for communities crushed by the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism.

Shot...


The Prisoner (NHB Modern Plays)

by Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne Nick Hern Books (August 06, 2018)

Somewhere in the world, a man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and why is he there? Is it a choice, or a punishment?

With The Prisoner, the internationally renowned theatre director Peter Brook and his...


Stephen Jeffreys: Plays (NHB Modern Plays)

by Stephen Jeffreys Nick Hern Books (July 27, 2018)

A selection of the best work of Stephen Jeffreys, whose career stretches from an award-winning play at the National Student Drama Festival in 1977 through to an adaptation of The Alchemist for the RSC in 2016....


CLASS (NHB Modern Plays)

by Iseult Golden & David Horan Nick Hern Books (July 27, 2018)

Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked...


Flesh and Bone (NHB Modern Plays)

by Eliot Warren Nick Hern Books (July 16, 2018)

A vivid and fast-paced ride through a working-class London estate, fusing Shakespeare-inspired lyricism with Cockney accents.

First seen at the Etcetera Theatre, London, in December 2016, Elliot Warren's play...


Genesis Inc. (NHB Modern Plays)

by Jemma Kennedy Nick Hern Books (July 16, 2018)

Serena and Jeff have one last chance to conceive: Genesis Incorporated, whose glowing testimonials and bespoke treatments surely justify a final roll of the dice.

Meanwhile, Bridget has put it all on ice while...


Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women's Lives (NHB Modern Plays)

by Abi Morgan, Theresa Ikoko, Vicky Jones & Charlene James et al. Nick Hern Books (July 16, 2018)

A young actress meets a powerful film producer in his hotel suite. A revolutionary leads an attack on a colonial club in India. A bereaved mother defends herself against charges of infanticide.

Snatches: Moments...


Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

Fortune's Fool Here is William Shakespeare's brilliant play the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, set in Verona during a feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo, a Montague, falls desperately in love with...


Pandora

by Voltaire Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

François-Marie Arouet wrote under the nom de plume of Voltaire, and produced works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. Fate would make...


Love's Labour's Lost

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

Love and Obligations-- The King of Navarre, Ferdinand, and three of his friends, the lords Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville, take an oath to foreswear the company of women for three years. Their intent is to...


One For Sorrow (NHB Modern Plays)

by Cordelia Lynn Nick Hern Books (July 03, 2018)

During an attack on London, Imogen joins a social media campaign offering refuge to victims. Before her family have even had a chance at a reasonable discussion, John is at their door.

He is different to them....


Bold Girls (NHB Modern Plays)

by Rona Munro Nick Hern Books (July 03, 2018)

It’s 1991 in West Belfast. With their husbands either locked up or killed, Marie, Cassie and Nora are just trying to get on with their lives, despite the bombs, burning buses and soldiers trampling the flower...


The Strange Death of John Doe (NHB Modern Plays)

by Fiona Doyle Nick Hern Books (June 15, 2018)

London – the present day. The unidentified body of a young man with fatal head injuries is found face down in a suburban street. Who is he and where did he come from? He has no ID and nobody witnessed anything....


An Enemy of the People (translated by R. Farquharson Sharp with an introduction by Otto Heller)

by Henrik Ibsen Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First performed in 1882, Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” is the story of the animosity that can befall someone whose actions, while in the best interest of the public good, threaten the economic...