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  • Rain Petitioning and Step Childby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 19.95

    In Nzarayaperaís village, famine and hunger strike as rain could not fall. The sky remains blue with scorching heat that leaves no creature desiring to move on with life. Chief Nzarayapera and his councillors believe this scourge is a curse from the ancestors. They think of holding a ceremony to mollify the ancestors and petition rain. The ceremony... more...

  • Blue Stockings (NHB Modern Plays)by Jessica Swale

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women?s suffrage. 1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women... more...

  • Fault Lines (NHB Modern Plays)by Ali Taylor

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A razor-sharp new comedy that exposes the dilemmas of working in charity today and asks whether doing good is always the same as being good. 7.32am. Christmas Eve. Disasters Relief?s staff parties are legendary – but their aftermath cataclysmic. Nick and Abi wake amidst the carnage to breaking news: a massive earthquake has struck Pakistan. ... more...

  • Let the Right One In (stage version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne; John Ajvide Lindqvist

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A dark and visceral coming-of-age vampire love story, based on the acclaimed novel and film. Oskar is a bullied, lonely, teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rocks the neighbourhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn?t go to school and never... more...

  • The Dance of Deathby Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A visceral new version of Strindberg?s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills. On an isolated island, military captain Edgar and his wife Alice live a bitter life, their marriage soured by hatred. When the possibility of redemption and escape arrives for Alice in the shape of their former comrade Kurt, it seems that Edgar is prepared to use... 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...

  • Same (NHB Modern Plays)by Deborah Bruce

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    When Josie dies in an old people?s home, her grandchildren gather to share their memories of her, and her fellow residents feel the effects of her death as her funeral takes place. Is the gulf between the young and old as wide as it feels, or are we fundamentally the same inside whatever age we are? Deborah Bruce?s Same was commissioned as part... more...

  • Richard III (West End edition) (NHB Classic Plays)by William Shakespeare; Jamie Lloyd

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    In the aftermath of civil war, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, resolves to claw his way to political power at any cost. A master of manipulation, subtle wit and beguiling charm, he orchestrates his unlawful ascent by spinning a ruthless web of deceit and betrayal. His staunch ambition has horrifying consequences when, finding himself utterly alone... more...

  • The James Plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Rona Munro

    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...

  • The Miserby Molière; Martin Sorrell

    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...