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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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Holy Sh!t

Simone and Sam will do anything to get their daughter into the local Church of England school. Juliet and Nick agree to show them the ropes.

The bonds of family, faith and friendship are stretched to breaking ...

The Prisoner

With The Prisoner, the internationally renowned theatre director Peter Brook and his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne ask provocative and profound questions about justice, guilt, redemption ...

Homos, or Everyone in America

Jordan Seavey's play Homos, or Everyone in America is a raw and provocative portrait of a love story, exploding attitudes, emotions and prejudices that sit at the heart of relationships across the world. ...

The Fishermen

Adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel by Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen is a powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate. It was first seen at HOME, Manchester, ...

Blackthorn

A contemporary, lyrical love story, Charley Miles's play Blackthorn explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love.

First seen at Leeds Playhouse (formerly the West Yorkshire ...

Class

Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna—recently separated—never liked school, never ...

Snatches

Created by Vicky Featherstone

Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women’s Lives documents, remembers and bears witness to a century of struggle for progress and equality for women in the United Kingdom.

Moving, funny, tragic and ...

Women Centre Stage

Edited by Sue Parrish

Eight short plays, commissioned and developed as part of the Women Centre Stage Festival, that together demonstrate the range, depth and richness of women’s writing for the stage.

Selected by Sue Parrish, ...

Nine Night

In 1949, scientist and mathematician Dr Jacob Bronowski installs a hidden, locked room in his house.Fifty years later, his grandson discovers the secrets contained in the room, unearthing echoes from ...

Gut

Maddy and Rory are devoted parents to three-year-old Joshua, committed to keeping him happy and safe. But when an everyday visit to a supermarket café turns into a far more troubling incident, their ...