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  • Mametzby Owen Sheers; Ceri Wyn Jones

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    '"For years afterwards the farmers found them - the wasted young, turning up under their plough blades." So run the blunt, grimly beautiful opening lines of the Welsh poet Owen Sheers's elegy for the men, 4,000 of them from the 38th (Welsh) Division, who were killed or wounded in the Battle of Mametz Wood in July 1916. Sheers revisits that chapter... more...

  • Limehouse (NHB Modern Plays)by Steve Waters

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 10.38

    A divisive left-wing leader at the helm of the Labour Party. A Conservative prime minister battling with her cabinet. An identity crisis on a national scale. This is Britain 1981. One Sunday morning, four prominent Labour politicians ? Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins and David Owen ? gather in private at Owen?s home in Limehouse, East... more...

  • a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (? noun) (NHB Modern Plays)by debbie tucker green

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 10.38

    'It's not always all about you.' Three couples. What might be. What once was. What could have been. debbie tucker green?s play premiered in February 2017 at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, in a production directed by the playwright. more...

  • The Invisible Handby James Hartley

    John Hunt Publishing 2017; US$ 6.99

    Based around Macbeth, first of a series called Shakespeare´s Moon. Each book set in the same boarding school but focuses on a different Shakespeare play. more...

  • Ugly Lies the Bone (NHB Modern Plays)by Lindsey Ferrentino

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    After three tours in Afghanistan, Jess finally returns to Florida. In a small town on the Space Coast, as the final shuttle is about to launch, Jess must confront her scars ? and a home that may have changed even more than her. Experimenting with a pioneering virtual reality therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain.... more...

  • Mr Thomas (NHB Modern Plays)by Kathy Burke

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    In a dingy London bedsit in the late 1950s, George is planning a night on the town with his friend Gordon. Weaver wants to come too, and soon Mrs Tebbit, the landlady, has been invited. But when Mr Thomas shows up, the night takes a strange and sinister turn... Kathy Burke's first play is a gritty, darkly funny look at attitudes to homosexuality... more...

  • Abigail's Partyby Mike Leigh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 11.27

    40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Mike Leigh. Forty years on from its first performance at the Hampstead Theatre and original screening on BBC1 soon after, Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party - telling of two marriages spectacularly unravelling at an awkward neighbourhood drinks party - remains a pinnacle of British theatre. Here... more...

  • Groundedby George Brant

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2017; US$ 12.99

    Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, Grounded tells the story of a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Repurposed to flying remote-controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, the Pilot struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts far from the battlefield,... more...

  • All Change Pleaseby Lucy Kerbel

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    'Lucy Kerbel's work has become increasingly pivotal in helping the entire industry raise its game... this illuminating book answers the cynic, informs the impartial, converts the supporter into an activist and equips them all; not in a rallying cry of anger-fuelled idealism, but in a calm, pragmatic and clear-eyed way.' Rufus Norris, Director of the... more...

  • Plays Volume Oneby W. Somerset Maugham

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96

    In his day, W. Somerset Maugham was most celebrated as a playwright, and the breadth of his ability is manifested in this collection of his most popular plays. Included here are the noirish mystery The Sacred Flame , the hilarious satires The Circle , The Constant Wife , and Our Betters , and the sharp-witted drama Sheppey . Whether suspenseful... more...