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  • Eternal Love (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A spellbinding new telling of a passionate and legendary love story. When Abelard begins a wild affair with his brilliant student Heloise, his enemies find the perfect pretext to destroy him. Abelard is already on thin ice with the church over his contentious views and when Heloise bears his child out of wedlock, their affair becomes the scandal... more...

  • Spinning (NHB Modern Plays)by Deirdre Kinahan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A devastating new play about loss and families, by Deirdre Kinahan, one of Ireland?s most exciting playwrights. What does it feel like to lose everything? To explain? What does it take to forgive the unforgivable? In small-town Ireland, father-of-one Conor is desperate to hold on to a life that is disintegrating before his eyes. Susan is a mother... more...

  • Drawing the Line (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A vivid telling of the chaotic story of the partition that shaped the modern world. London, 1947. Summoned by the Prime Minister from the court where he is presiding judge, Cyril Radcliffe is given an unlikely mission. He is to travel to India, a country he has never visited, and, with limited survey information, no expert support and no knowledge... more...

  • Drama Games For Devising (NHB Drama Games)by Jessica Swale

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    As part of the ever-growing, increasingly popular Drama Games series, Jessica Swale returns with another dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with dozens of drama games that can be used in the process of devising theatre. The games will be invaluable to directors and theatre companies at all levels who are creating new pieces... more...

  • Separate Tables (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Set in a run-down residential hotel in Bournemouth, Separate Tables consists of two linked one-act plays. In the first a lonely divorcee tracks down her former husband in order to resume a kind of half-life with him. In the other a repressed young spinster offers brave moral support to a fake major accused of importuning women in a local cinema.... more...

  • The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping and other plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Fin Kennedy

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Tender, uncompromising, haunting and lyrical, these four plays together comprise a contemporary chronicle of the lives of East London's young women. The plays in this volume are: The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping (Southwark Playhouse, 2010) Mehndi Night (Venue 45, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2007) Stolen Secrets (Venue 45, Edinburgh Festival... more...

  • Drama Games for Those Who Like to Say No (NHB Drama Games)by Chris Johnston

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book in the NHB Drama Games series, this title is for teachers and workshop leaders working with difficult or reluctant students, youth groups, young offenders, and all those who seem intent on saying ‘no? to whatever is offered them. For these groups, drama games and activities need to be robust and... more...

  • Noughts & Crosses (NHB Modern Plays)by Malorie Blackman; Dominic Cooke

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An electrifying, bittersweet love story with echoes of Romeo and Juliet , set in a society divided by racial bigotry and a world rocked by terrorism. Adapted from Malorie Blackman's best-selling novels. Sephy (a Cross) is the daughter of the Deputy Prime Minister. Callum is the son of a Nought agitator. United by a shared sense of injustice as... more...

  • The Wardrobe (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A gripping journey through British history that shows how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our past. Across seven centuries, small groups of children seek sanctuary in the same solid old wardrobe. It?s the safest place they know – but is it safe enough? The Wardrobe was commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections... more...

  • Love in Idleness / Less Than Kind (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Love in Idleness is the third in Terence Rattigan's unofficial trilogy of war plays (after Flare Path and While the Sun Shines ). It is published here alongside an earlier version of the play, Less Than Kind , which was never staged during Rattigan's lifetime. Michael, eighteen, returns to wartime London from schooling in Canada, brimming... more...