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  • Far Awayby Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2000. At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. Far Away ... more...

  • King Charles III (NHB Modern Plays)by Mike Bartlett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A provocative drama, drawing on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, which explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain?s most famous family. Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule?... more...

  • My Night With Reg (NHB Modern Plays)by Kevin Elyot

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An era-defining comedy set amongst London's gay community. Winner of the Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Comedy. The play follows the ups and downs of a circle of gay friends over a period of several years. One of the group, the Reg mentioned in the title, is not a character in the play but the whole plot revolves around his... more...

  • Dracula (stage version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Bram Stoker; Liz Lochhead

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A thrilling adaptation, by acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead, that stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker's classic novel. Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. 'After a sleepless night,' she writes in the Introduction, 'my hair was standing on end, what with the mad Renfield in his... more...

  • Mrs Klein (NHB Modern Plays)by Nicholas Wright

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A haunting and poignant study of mother-daughter relationships, about the controversial psychoanalyst Melanie Klein . In 1934 the son of Melanie Klein, Britain's most admired psychoanalyst, was reported killed in a climbing accident. There were no witnesses. Nicholas Wright's play shows the effect of this shattering and unexpected death on Mrs... more...

  • London Road (NHB Modern Plays)by Alecky Blythe; Adam Cork

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A revolutionary musical, based on the 2006 Ipswich murders, with a book by acclaimed verbatim playwright Alecky Blythe. Named Best Musical at the 2011 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards. In late 2006 the everyday life of the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled... more...

  • The Faith Machine (NHB Modern Plays)by Alexi Kaye Campbell

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Travelling from America to Britain to a remote Greek island, The Faith Machine explores the relationship between faith and capitalism and asks fundamental questions about the true meaning of love. On a beautiful September morning in New York, Sophie forces Tom into a decision. The choice he makes, and the events of that day, will change their... more...

  • The Witness (NHB Modern Plays)by Vivienne Franzmann

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A dark and penetrating thriller of modern morals, by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Mogadishu . Captured in an award-winning shot, Alex was rescued from Rwanda and adopted by the man behind the lens. Years later, she?s back from university, returning to the Hampstead home in which she was raised. As a long-hidden secret is exposed, the... more...

  • Chekhov: Shorts (NHB Classic Plays)by Anton Chekhov; Stephen Mulrine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    This collection features Chekhov?s best-known short plays in brand new translations: three farces, two comic duologues and a monologue, all of them referred to by Chekhov as ‘vaudevilles? and all written in the late 1880s before any of his great full-length plays. ‘I don?t much care for theatre,? he wrote at the time, ‘but I do enjoy vaudevilles.?... more...

  • Hedda (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A bold new version of Ibsen's tragic masterpiece by an award-winning modern writer of Chimerica . In Lucy Kirkwood's version of Hedda Gabler , Ibsen's nineteenth-century heroine is relocated to present-day London, to startling effect. Hedda, still mourning for the father she adored, returns from honeymoon with a husband she doesn't love, to... more...