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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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Contemporary Monologues for Women: Volume 2

Edited by Trilby James

Whether you’re applying for drama school, taking an exam, or auditioning for a professional role, it’s likely you’ll be required to perform one or more monologues, including a piece from a contemporary ...

Contemporary Monologues for Men: Volume 2

Edited by Trilby James

Whether you’re applying for drama school, taking an exam, or auditioning for a professional role, it’s likely you’ll be required to perform one or more monologues, including a piece from a contemporary ...

The Writer's Toolkit

Perfect for playwrights and screenwriters of all levels of experience, The Writer’s Toolkit will equip you with everything required to kickstart your creativity, develop your craft, and make your ...

Noughts & Crosses (Sabrina Mahfouz/Pilot Theatre version)

Sephy and Callum sit together on a beach. They are in love. It is forbidden.

Sephy is a Cross and Callum is a Nought. Between Noughts and Crosses there are racial and social divides. A segregated society ...

Bright. Young. Things.

On a reality television show, six remarkable—and remarkably young—geniuses are competing for the coveted Golden Brain trophy and the title "Britain’s Brainiest Child. " As the contestants battle ...

Drama Menu at a Distance

Drama Menu is the revolutionary, hugely popular concept that has transformed the planning and delivery of drama classes for teachers and workshop leaders around the world. Choose an Appetiser or two, ...

Heavy Weather

Mona is a young woman on the edge. All she sees is the Earth falling apart, but no one really seems to care. Amidst the chaos of competing and contradictory voices, she sets off on a kaleidoscopic journey ...

Three Kings

When Patrick is eight years old, his absent father returns unexpectedly for a brief but memorable encounter.

Years later—recalling that meeting, and the revelations that followed—Patrick traces the ...

Audition Songs for Men

If you're auditioning for a musical—or needing to choose a song to perform for an exam, showcase or drama-school application—it's vital you find a song that shows off your voice and reveals your full ...

Audition Songs for Women

If you're auditioning for a musical—or needing to choose a song to perform for an exam, showcase or drama-school application—it's vital you find a song that shows off your voice and reveals your full ...