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Nick Hern Books (UK)

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Nick Hern Books is a London-based independent specialist publisher of plays, theatre books, and screenplays. Their list includes work by many of the UK’s preeminent playwrights, as well as some of the most exciting emerging writers. They work with major theatres across the UK and in Ireland to publish new plays alongside their premieres. Nick Hern Books titles are available in Canada through Playwrights Canada Press.

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The Prisoner

With The Prisoner, the internationally renowned theatre director Peter Brook and his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne ask provocative and profound questions about justice, guilt, redemption ...

Class

An explosive triple confrontation that is funny, heartbreaking and beautifully observed, Iseult Golden and David Horan's CLASS is an award-winning play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, ...

Blackthorn

A contemporary, lyrical love story, Charley Miles's play Blackthorn explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love.

First seen at Leeds Playhouse (formerly the West Yorkshire ...

Snatches

Created by Vicky Featherstone

Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women’s Lives documents, remembers and bears witness to a century of struggle for progress and equality for women in the United Kingdom.

Moving, funny, tragic and ...

Nine Night

In 1949, scientist and mathematician Dr Jacob Bronowski installs a hidden, locked room in his house.Fifty years later, his grandson discovers the secrets contained in the room, unearthing echoes from ...

The Writer

A radical re-imagining by playwright Evan Placey of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, where civilised society meets seedy Soho in a thrilling collision of Victorian England with the here and now.Written ...

Gut

Maddy and Rory are devoted parents to three-year-old Joshua, committed to keeping him happy and safe. But when an everyday visit to a supermarket café turns into a far more troubling incident, their ...

Secret Life of Humans

In 1949, scientist and mathematician Dr Jacob Bronowski installs a hidden, locked room in his house.Fifty years later, his grandson discovers the secrets contained in the room, unearthing echoes from ...

Year of the Mad King

In 1949, scientist and mathematician Dr Jacob Bronowski installs a hidden, locked room in his house.Fifty years later, his grandson discovers the secrets contained in the room, unearthing echoes from ...

Old Fools

The story of Tom and Viv, their love and the life they’ve shared together – from first spark to dying light. But not necessarily in that order.

Tristan Bernays’ Old Fools is a surprising and touching ...