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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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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, ...

The Last of the Pelican Daughters

In folklore, pelican mothers feed their young on their own blood. Today, four sisters are trying to come to terms with their mother's death—and divide their mother's house between them.

Joy wants a ...

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 ...

Maggie May

Maggie and Gordon first met, dancing to Rod Stewart songs, in 1971. Now in their sixties, and still very much in love, they've been finishing each other's songs all their marriage.

But now Maggie is feeling ...

Rockets and Blue Lights

Amid the gloom of Victorian England, a black sailor, Thomas, prepares to take one last voyage, while an ageing painter, J. M.W. Turner, seeks artistic inspiration in a half-remembered story. In twenty-first-century ...

Daughter

Here is a father who loves his daughter. You can tell from the way he held her when she was born after a difficult delivery; you can tell from the way he dances with her to her favourite songs; you can ...

Jez Butterworth Plays: Two

When Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2009, it served notice of an astonishing development in the career of a writer whose debut, Mojo, had premiered on ...

seeds

It's Michael Thomas's birthday. A cake sits in his mother Evelyn's living room, its candles burning undisturbed.

On the fifteenth anniversary of Michael's fatal stabbing, Jackie wants to clear her conscience, ...

Run Sister Run

Sisters Connie and Ursula were once everything to each other. Years on, they're almost strangers.

When a family bombshell is dropped, Connie is forced to retrace forty years of sisterhood and confront ...