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  • Queen Anne (NHB Modern Plays)by Helen Edmunson

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Helen Edmundson's gripping play tells the little-known story of a monarch caught between friendship and duty. 1702. William III is on the throne and England is on the verge of war. Princess Anne is soon to become Queen, and her advisors vie for influence over the future monarch. Who can Anne turn to when even her most trusted friends seem bent on... more...

  • Twilight Song (NHB Modern Plays)by Kevin Elyot

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    A moving, bittersweet play from the writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg . Set over a series of summer evenings in the 1960s and the present day, Twilight Song traces one family’s hidden liaisons over half a century. A mysterious stranger turns up in their past and present – could he be the missing piece of the jigsaw they’ve been... more...

  • The House They Grew Up In (NHB Modern Plays)by Deborah Bruce

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    The present day. A residential street in South East London. The house where reclusive siblings Peppy and Daniel were born is now stuffed full of everything they have ever owned. This hoard, their eccentric appearance and rampant garden hedge, set them conspicuously apart from others on their road. When young Ben visits from next door he is simply... more...

  • Girl from the North Country (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson; Bob Dylan

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge. Lost and lonely people huddle together in the local guesthouse. The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no one will account for. So, when a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking... more...

  • Angel (NHB Modern Plays)by Henry Naylor

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 4.99

    Syria, 2014. In the town of Kobane, there's a siege as fierce as Stalingrad. ISIS, having steam-rollered through Iraq, are expecting to take the town easily. But the citizens have found a heroine: a crackshot sniper with 100 kills to her name. And she appears indestructible. She's the legendary Angel of Kobane. Inspired by an extraordinary true story,... more...

  • Echoes (NHB Modern Plays)by Henry Naylor

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 4.99

    Two British women, 175 years apart. One is a bright, Islamist schoolgirl; the other a Victorian colonial pioneer. The former would build a caliphate; the latter an Empire. Both are idealists; intelligent adventurers, with strong religious beliefs. Both are frustrated by societies which offer them few opportunities. And both would travel to the East,... more...

  • The Collector (NHB Modern Plays)by Henry Naylor

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 4.99

    2003. Mazrat Prison, Iraq. Previously one of Saddam's most notorious torture houses, where more than 10,000 people died, it is now under Allied command. Nassir works here, translating for the American interrogators. He's local, pro-Western, determined to bring liberal values to his country and is about to get married to Zoya, his sweetheart. But... more...

  • Bodies (NHB Modern Plays)by Vivienne Franzmann

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    ‘We should have brought a gift.’ ‘We’ve brought a gift. It’s called twenty-two thousand pounds.’ Purchased from Russia. Developed in India. Delivered to the UK. A global transaction over nine months that offers ‘a lifetime of happiness’ for all involved. Vivienne Franzmann's play Bodies explores the human cost of surrogacy, and what we’ll overlook... more...

  • An Oak Treeby Catherine Love

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 10.95

    First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company. more...

  • Mighty Atoms (NHB Modern Plays)by Amanda Whittington

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Ex-boxer Taylor Flint wants to put the past behind her. Yet back on the Hull estate where she grew up, she is drawn into running a boxercise class. For Lauren, Jazz, Aneta and Grace, boxercise soon becomes more than a way to lose weight and have a laugh. Life is tough and throwing the punches helps them to face their challenges. The class meet in... more...