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  • 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...

  • The Initiate (NHB Modern Plays)by Alexandra Wood

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A thrilling tale of altruism, greed, and the search for a way to belong. When a British couple are seized by Somali pirates, an East London taxi driver decides to rescue them. Meeting disbelief with determination, he dismisses the fears of his wife and flies out to negotiate their release. Speeding from the banks of the Thames to the now unfamiliar... more...

  • Tis Pity She's a Whoreby John Ford

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • Me, As a Penguin (NHB Modern Plays)by Tom Wells

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A charmingly offbeat, surreal comedy of knitting, penguins and Battenberg. Stitch is hitting the gay scene of Hull. Or at least dipping his toe in the water, while staying with his heavily pregnant sister Liz and her shabby sofa-loving partner Mark. But why won?t Stitch let anyone into the bathroom even though Liz is dying for a pee? And who is... more...

  • Freak (NHB Modern Plays)by Anna Jordan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A punchy and provocative new play by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Yen. Georgie is thirty with dirty secrets. She drinks in her bedroom and hides from the sun. Leah is fifteen with teenage dreams. She practices her cum face and Veets. A lot. All-meat, all-sex, all-vulnerable, all-powerful. There's a first time for everything... Isn't there?... more...

  • The James Plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Rona Munro; Kevin Elyot

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94

    Rona Munro?s vividly imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century. James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock explores the complex character of the colourful Stewart King poet, lover and law-maker. Captured at the age of 13 and crowned King of Scots in an English prison,... more...

  • Romeo & Julietby William Shakespeare

    McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 1.99

    This tale of star-crossed lovers and the families determined to keep them apart of one of Shakespeare?s most well-known and beloved plays. One part romance, one part tragedy, it features some of Shakespeare?s most inventive language and delightful characters. Romeo + Juliet has proven one of the most enduring and important romances ever written,... more...