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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    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...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    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 structure of a Shakespearean... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Foundby Fin Kennedy

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The award-winning play that follows one man's desperate attempts to buck the system, and asks what really makes us who we are in the 21st century. When a young executive reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in the form of a seafront fortune teller in Southend. Haunted by visitations from a pathologist... more...

  • Microcosm (NHB Modern Plays)by Matt Hartley

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A searing new play by a Bruntwood Prize-winning playwright. Alex has his flat. His home. He?s building a life with Clare. Nothing can derail his happiness - he just wishes those kids would stop hanging round outside his house. But they?re just kids, with nothing to do. They?re not dangerous, right? Microcosm premiered at the Soho Theatre, London,... more...

  • Rethinking Chaucer's Legend of Good Womenby Carolyn P. Collette

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    A fresh reading of the Legend shows it to be one of Chaucer's most carefully crafted and significant works. more...