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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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Vassa

By Maxim Gorky
Adapted by Mike Bartlett

It's 8 a. m. and a revolt is underway.

The father is dying. The son is spying. The wife is cheating. The uncle is stealing. The mother is scheming. The dynasty is crumbling.

One house. One fortune. One ...

When the Crows Visit

When a son returns home after being accused of a violent crime, a mother is forced to confront the ghosts of her past when the crows visit.

Inspired by true events in modern-day India, Anupama Chandrasekhar's ...

God's Dice

Science and religion go head to head in David Baddiel's debut play: a ferociously funny battle for power, fame and followers.

When physics student Edie seems to prove, scientifically, the existence of ...

I Wanna Be Yours

Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb.

People and playlists. Christmas and Eid. Travelcards and Megabuses. London to Leeds.

Love ...

So You Want To Act On Screen?

An essential handbook for anyone who wants to act on television and film—by a leading teacher of screen acting.

For any aspiring screen actor, the challenge is to combine all the components of your ...

Out of Sorts

Zara has spent her adult life being two different people. The good Muslim daughter, all set to marry the man her family approves of—and a free-spirited British millennial, who parties as hard as she ...

More Golden Rules of Acting

Andy Nyman's first book, The Golden Rules of Acting, has become a bestseller in the acting world. Now he returns to bring you more priceless nuggets gleaned from more than thirty years in the acting ...

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, ...

Two Ladies

Keep your enemies close, and your wives closer.

As their husbands clash over an international crisis, the first ladies of France and America find themselves alone together in a side room.

Friends, or ...

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, ...