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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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Victoria's Knickers

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 Funeral Director

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, a future.

Until Tom walks in to organise ...

ear for eye

Patience is running out, times have changed.
And progress isn't enough.
Black British. African American.
Here. There.
Now.

Snapshots of lives, snapshots of experiences of protest; violence vs non-violence, ...

Being a Playwright

Writing a good play is only the first step towards becoming a successful playwright; it is just as crucial to understand all the practical and business elements of building your career. Being a Playwright ...

Thick As Thieves

Two women from very different worlds: Karen has built a picture-perfect life while Gail struggles to keep hers together. When Gail re-enters Karen’s life from out of the blue, she brings with her everything ...

National Youth Theatre Monologues

Edited by Michael Bryher
Subjects: Scenes & Monologues

An exciting and invaluable collection of audition speeches, all chosen from plays produced by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, spanning more than sixty years as one of the world's leading ...

The Wider Earth

In 1831, Charles Darwin, a twenty-two-year-old aspiring naturalist, stepped on board HMS Beagle. Little did he realise that the voyage would last five years, changing not only his own life – but also ...

The Sweet Science of Bruising

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 ...

Pop Music

A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past. G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco, we follow them ...

Steel

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 ...