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  • Chicken Shop (NHB Modern Plays)by Anna Jordan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A dark and twisted coming-of-age story by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Yen. Hendrix is growing up. Or at least he?s trying to. But he?s sick of his mother and her constant preaching on the virtues of an organic lifestyle. And he?s sick of her girlfriend, a twentysomething stunner who winds him up relentlessly. But most of all he is sick... more...

  • The Railway Children (NHB Modern Plays)by E. Nesbitt; Mike Kenny

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Mike Kenny's imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic. Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight. As Mike Kenny says of... more...

  • The Haunting (NHB Modern Plays)by Charles Dickens; Hugh Janes

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A spine-chilling play by Hugh Janes, based on several original ghost stories by Charles Dickens. In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change both of their lives. When a young book dealer, David Filde,... more...

  • Overspill (NHB Modern Plays)by Ali Taylor

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A poetic, explosive thriller about teenagers on a night out that ends in violence. Winner of Metamorphosis 2008. In Bromley every Friday night, same time and place, Potts, Baron and Finch get ready for their weekly dose of booze, birds and burgers. But their night out takes a dramatic and terrifying twist when an explosion rocks the town centre,... more...

  • Ravishment of Reasonby Brandon Chua

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 84.99

    Ravishment of Reason presents a new contextual framework for the study of Restoration drama, demonstrating the important cultural work performed by the restored theaters in offering versions of political theory that mediated between older notions of thaumaturgic authority and proto-modern forms of government premised upon autonomy and contract.... more...

  • Little Revolution (NHB Modern Drama)by Alecky Blythe

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An important verbatim play about the 2011 London Riots, by the author of the award-winning London Road. In the summer of 2011, London was burning. Alecky Blythe took her dictaphone to the streets… From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt out buildings on the street, this explosive play records the voices and stories of a community... more...

  • Tinderbox (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Fast, wild and farcically funny, Lucy Kirkwood's first full-length play is a disturbing vision of a dystopian future. Sometime in the 21st Century, England is dissolving into the sea. Amidst the chaos, one man clings to his traditional British values and his love of meat. For Londoner Saul Everard, his butchers shop is an empire that he will... more...

  • When You Cure Me (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A painful – and painfully funny – play about being very young and in love – and coping with serious illness at the same time. Rachel and Peter are seventeen. They have been going out for six months. It's love's young dream. Then Rachel gets ill – seriously ill. She doesn't want her mum to fuss; she doesn't want Alice to pretend she's her best friend;... more...

  • Ballyturk (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A gut-wrenchingly funny, achingly sad play featuring jaw-dropping moments of physical comedy. The lives of two men unravel over the course of ninety minutes. Where are they? Who are they? What room is this, and what might be beyond the walls? Ballyturk premiered at Galway International Arts Festival in 2014. It subsequently toured Ireland before... more...

  • Little Gem (NHB Modern Plays)by Elaine Murphy

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Love, sex, birth, death and salsa classes. Three generations of women. One extraordinary year. Amber has fierce bad indigestion and the sambucas aren't getting rid of it. Lorraine attacks a customer and her boss wants her to see a psychiatrist. Kay's got an itch 'down there' that Gem can't scratch. And if all that wasn't bad enough, Little Gem... more...