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  • Spinning (NHB Modern Plays)by Deirdre Kinahan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    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... more...

  • Bird and other monologues for young women (NHB Modern Plays)by Laura Lomas

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    A cutting-edge monologue that throws light on the experience of a teenager in contemporary Britain, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights. It’s four in the morning and Leah is waiting for her boyfriend to call. Over the course of a single night she tells us what it’s like to be fourteen, fearless and full of love.... more...

  • Thyestesby Seneca

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A violent tragedy by a contemporary of Nero, in a faithful and uncut translation by one of our leading dramatists. Atreus, Agamemnon's father, takes revenge on his brother Thyestes by murdering Thyestes's sons and serving their flesh up for their father's dinner. 'a bleakly eloquent new translation... leaves you deeply impressed' - Sunday Times... more...

  • The Distance (NHB Modern Plays)by Deborah Bruce

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A painfully funny play about motherhood (and fatherhood), about keeping control, and about letting go. Good friends should be there for one another – no matter what. But when Bea returns home after five years abroad, having made a bold choice about her life, old friends struggle to support her, or even to understand. One night in Brighton,... more...

  • Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    A man falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for fifty years of love and adventure with Sam. 'startling... Having dealt in the past with the politics of sex, Churchill puts the sexuality of politics centre stage' - Guardian 'radiates quiet fury... Churchill's focus and target is America's broader foreign policies and Britain's... more...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    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$ 15.99

    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... more...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Caryl Churchill Plays: Three (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays, introduced by the author, contains: Icecream - an unsettling look at British attitudes to America, and vice versa Mad Forest - Churchill's response to the Romanian Revolution The Skriker - a 'spellbinding'... more...

  • Thrse Raquin (NHB Modern Plays)by mile Zola

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A story of lust, madness and destruction set in the backstreets of Paris. Based on Emile Zola's classic novel. The beautiful but doomed heroine is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. Every Thursday evening she watches her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin, play dominoes... until one day her husband brings along an old friend,... more...