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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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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 ...

The Writer

A radical re-imagining by playwright Evan Placey of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, where civilised society meets seedy Soho in a thrilling collision of Victorian England with the here and now.Written ...

Secret Life of Humans

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 ...

Old Fools

The story of Tom and Viv, their love and the life they’ve shared together – from first spark to dying light. But not necessarily in that order.

Tristan Bernays’ Old Fools is a surprising and touching ...

Year of the Mad King

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 ...

The Improviser's Way

Structured as a twelve-week course, this book provides techniques, advice and exercises that can be done on your own or in groups – with activities to complete as you go – for learning faster and ...

Acceptance

By Amy Ng

Crackling with razor-sharp dialogue, Amy Ng's play Acceptance asks whether we can ever escape our past, and investigates the destructive side of our search for acceptance. It premiered at Hampstead Theatre ...

The Shadow Factory

Southampton is home to our only hope of victory: the Spitfire. But, in one of many devastating raids on the town, the Luftwaffe destroy the Woolston Supermarine Spitfire factory. The Government requisitions ...

Again

In this touching and comic drama, Stephanie Jacob delves into the turmoil, love and compromises of kinship. Again resets the clock on one family’s history as Tom and Louise – now divorced – and their ...