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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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Alys, Always

A psychological thriller excavating the fault lines that separate the entitled from the rest, Alys, Always is adapted for the stage by Lucinda Coxon from Harriet Lane's gripping novel.

Frances works on ...

Princess & The Hustler

Meet Princess. A cheeky ten-year-old, with a plan to win the Weston-super-Mare Beauty Contest. Trouble is, her mum is busy working several jobs, her brother, a budding photographer, won't even take her ...

Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female

Forty fantastic female speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.

Whether you're applying for drama school, taking an exam, ...

You Stupid Darkness!

In a cramped, crumbling office, four volunteers spend a few hours every Tuesday night on the phone telling strangers that everything is going to be okay.

As the outside world disintegrates, they teeter ...

Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Male

Forty fantastic male speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.

Whether you're applying for drama school, taking an exam, ...

soft animals

Sarah gets spat at in the street. Frankie doesn't go to her lectures. In the aftermath of the accident that brought them together, neither expects to find solace in the other's company.

Between hate mail ...

Cougar

Leila wants to inspire global change. John needs to get his shit together. They have an arrangement. But managing an affair isn't easy when the world around you is falling apart.

Rose Lewenstein's Cougar ...

Superhoe

Sasha Clayton is twenty-four and living with her mum, stepdad, and irritating little sister, in Plaistow, East London. She's gone from being the most popular girl at school, to spending most of her time ...

Original Death Rabbit

We all have our comfort blankets and coping mechanisms. And if yours happens to be wearing a full-sized rabbit onesie (with ears), what's the problem? You're not bothering anyone. At least, not until ...

Drip

By Tom Wells
By (composer) Matthew Robins

Liam is fifteen and he's just signed up for Bev Road Baths' first ever synchronised swimming team. It's for his best mate Caz really. She needs to get a team together to win the annual Project Prize at ...