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  • The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping and other plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Fin Kennedy

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Tender, uncompromising, haunting and lyrical, these four plays together comprise a contemporary chronicle of the lives of East London's young women. The plays in this volume are: The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping (Southwark Playhouse, 2010) Mehndi Night (Venue 45, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2007) Stolen Secrets (Venue 45, Edinburgh Festival... more...

  • Who is Sylvia? and Duologue (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94

    In Who is Sylvia? , which premiered in the West End in 1950, where it ran for over a year, Rattigan seems to be offering a bittersweet portayal of his father - and maybe of his own frustrated love life. Also included in this volume is Duologue , a play for one actress originally written for television and appearing here for the first time in... more...

  • The Girlfriend Experience (NHB Modern Plays)by Alecky Blythe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A true-life play about friendship, heartbreak and business enterprise... in a seaside brothel. Tessa has set up a business: a brothel where mature women specialise in offering the 'Girlfriend Experience', a surprisingly caring and sympathetic service. As the women stoically strive to make a living in a competitive market, their personal lives... more...

  • The Skriker (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An extraordinary play combining English folk tales with modern urban life in a physically and verbally stunning creation. The Skriker of English legend is 'a shapeshifter and death portent, ancient and damaged'. In the play we follow in its search for love and revenge, as it pursues two young women to London, changing its shape at every new encounter.... more...

  • Penelope (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A riveting and savage take on the classic Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus. It?s 11.30 a.m. and already it?s thirty-three degrees Celsius. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and play for an unwinnable love. Fringe First Award, Edinburgh 2010 'Grandiose Penelope...mixes classical... more...

  • Japes (NHB Modern Plays)by Simon Gray

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A funny and sardonic play about two brothers trapped in a love triangle with the woman they both love. Two brothers share the house they grew up in and then share the woman they both love. But as time passes and their family grows, the ties that bind them are tested to the limit. Spanning thirty years and offering a new slant on the eternal triangle,... more...

  • Charged (NHB Modern Plays)by ChloŽ Moss; Winsome Pinnock; Rebecca Prichard; E V Crowe; Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    The heartbreaking truth about the lives of women in the criminal justice system is exposed in these six plays by some of the most exciting and distinctive female voices in British theatre. Commissioned and premiered by Clean Break, a theatre and education company working with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system.... more...

  • Ayub Khan Din Plays: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Ayub Khan Din

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    This collection of plays written and introduced by actor-turned-writer Ayub Khan Din charts the development of a writer able to turn the tumultuous experience of life in modern Britain into satisfying, humane and often richly comic drama. Whether drawing on his own childhood, growing up in an Anglo-Pakistani family in Salford, or on E.R. Braithwaite's... more...

  • Separate Tables (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Set in a run-down residential hotel in Bournemouth, Separate Tables consists of two linked one-act plays. In the first a lonely divorcee tracks down her former husband in order to resume a kind of half-life with him. In the other a repressed young spinster offers brave moral support to a fake major accused of importuning women in a local cinema.... more...

  • Beauty and the Beast (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010. ĎI expect you have been told fairytales before. But you have never really heard a fairytale until you have heard it told by a real fairy.? The theft of a single rose has monstrous... more...