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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    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$ 15.99

    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...

  • King Charles III (West End Edition) (NHB Modern Plays)by Mike Bartlett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Mike Bartlett's controversial ‘future history play’ explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family. Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? Drawing on the style and... more...

  • Precious Little Talent & Hot Mess (NHB Modern Plays)by Ella Hickson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Two plays by award-winning playwright Ella Hickson. Precious Little Talent is about a father desperate not to forget his daughter and two young people determined not to be forgotten by the world. Hot Mess is a dark and lyrical tale about friendship, loss and loneliness. Twins Polo and Twitch were born with only one heart between them: where... more...

  • The New Electric Ballroom (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A dark fable of the emotionally stultifying effects of small-town life, from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce . Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008 Three sisters in a remote fishing village, trapped in the years that have passed since their halcyon days at The New Electric Ballroom, are still obsessed by darker memories of something... more...

  • Enda Walsh Plays: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    The first eight astonishing plays by Enda Walsh. Bursting onto the theatre scene in 1996 with Disco Pigs , Enda Walsh has delivered a sustained fusillade of strikingly original plays ever since. This volume, with a Foreword by the author, contains: The Ginger Ale Boy (Walsh's first play, previously unpublished) Disco Pigs misterman bedbound... more...

  • Sex with a Stranger (NHB Modern Plays)by Stefan Golaszewski

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Bleak, funny and excruciatingly accurate, Sex with a Stranger examines what it is to be in your twenties, lonely, hollow and uncertain. Adam meets Grace in a club. They go back to hers. Earlier that day, his girlfriend watches as he prepares for his big night out. 'A dazzling achievement' - Independent 'Wonderfully frank, true and tender....... more...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    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...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    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. ‘I 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... more...

  • Penelope (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    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... more...