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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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Miss Julie & Creditors

August Strindberg's classic portrayals of secrets and lies, seduction and power - both written in the summer of 1888 - in brilliant new versions by Howard Brenton. Miss Julie begins as a flirtatious game ...

The Secret River

A deeply moving and unflinching journey into Australia's dark history, telling the story of two families divided by culture and land. William Thornhill arrives in New South Wales a convict from the ...

Two Ladies

A new drama of diplomacy and suspicion about the First Ladies of France and America. As their husbands clash over an international crisis, the first ladies of France and America find themselves alone ...

Enough

Poetic, unpredictable and explosive, Stef Smith's play Enough is a fragmentary and intense journey into female friendship, and unearths what happens when you can no longer be the woman people want. Jane ...

Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.

A girl made of glass. Gods and murders. A serial killer's friends. And a secret in a bottle. Four stories by Caryl Churchill.

Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.  premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, ...

Amsterdam

By Maya Arad Yasur
Translated by Eran Edry

An Israeli violinist. Living in her trendy canal-side Amsterdam apartment. Nine months pregnant.

One day a mysterious unpaid gas bill from 1944 arrives. It awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, ...

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

By Isobel McArthur
Original author Jane Austen

This unique take on Jane Austen's beloved novel is an adaptation like no other, drawing on over two hundred years of romantic pop history, and featuring six young women with a story to tell.

You might ...

Wild Swimming

Nell and Oscar meet on a beach in Dorset. It's 1595… or maybe 1610. Oscar has returned from university and Nell is doing fuck-all. They will meet here, again and again, on this beach for the next four ...

Hedda Tesman

By Cordelia Lynn
Original author Henrik Ibsen

A doting husband. A troubled writer. A loaded gun. It's 2019 and Hedda Tesman returns to a life she can't seem to escape from.

After thirty years of playing wife, Hedda is bitter and bored. When her estranged ...

Fleabag: The Special Edition

Celebrate the incredible journey of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's outrageously funny, blazingly forthright Fleabag, from fringe theatre hit to international cultural phenomenon, in this special edition – ...