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  • Boudica (NHB Modern Plays)by Tristan Bernays

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    A brand-new ancient-history play in verse that tells the story of one of Britain's most iconic women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel. AD 61, Britannia. On the furthest outreaches of the Roman Empire – at the very edge of the known world – rebellion is brewing. The King of the Iceni has died and his widow, Boudica, has tried to claim her rightful... more...

  • Heroine (NHB Modern Plays)by Nessah Muthy

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Young soldier Grace, following a medical discharge from the army, faces a daunting return to the UK. She struggles to find her place, her people. Post-conflict and in search of the friendship she’s lost, Grace volunteers at a local community centre, bonding with other women. As her trust in the women grows, so does her confidence. She hasn’t laughed... more...

  • The Blinding Light (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Abandoning theatre, living a life of squalid splendour, August Strindberg practises alchemy. In his hotel room, he attempts to make gold by finding the philosopher’s stone, the secret of creation. As his grasp on reality weakens, his first two wives visit him to bring him to his senses. But their interventions spin out of control. For four years... more...

  • Food (NHB Modern Plays)by Joel Horwood; Christopher Heimann

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    A play about celebrity chefs and the price you have to pay for ambition, from the Imaginary Body, the team behind the smash hit ' 100 '. Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, 2006 Top chef Frank Byrne has one ambition in life - to win the coveted third Michelin star for his restaurant, which will bring him the success he craves and confirm... more...

  • Kanye the First (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Steiner

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Annie's not really a fan of herself. How did she get a life like this? While her perfect sister poses in hipster hats, she has to take care of her sick mother. And she keeps mistaking hot men for her Dad. There must be more than this. The celebrities that fill her social media feeds are only separated by a screen, but that's as close as she'll ever... more...

  • Sugar Baby (NHB Modern Plays)by Alan Harris

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    A one-man comedy-drama from critically acclaimed writer Alan Harris. When you’re a small-time drug dealer in Cardiff, it’s tough living up to your family’s expectations. Marc spends his time avoiding his mum, disguising his cannabis plants with fake tomatoes, and bailing out his old man, who owes £6,000 to local loan shark Oggy. When Marc meets... more...

  • Dracula: The Bloody Truth (NHB Modern Plays)by John Nicholson

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    ‘Tonight I need you to understand the difference between fiction and the truth. Tonight you will discover that Bram Stoker’s Dracula , is in fact… fact.’ Travelling across Europe, from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the charming seaside town of Whitby, Professor Van Helsing and his three amateur actors stage a life-changing, theatrical... more...

  • Box Clever (NHB Modern Plays)by Monsay Whitney

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Marnie is stuck in a women’s refuge, trying to escape toxic relationship patterns, just wanting to do the best for herself and her daughter. But how do you get out of a rut when everyone you know is a liability? Box Clever is a moving, truthful and darkly comic play, which premiered at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a production by nabokov... more...

  • Meet Me at Dawnby Zinnie Harris

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    Two women wash up on a distant shore following a violent boating accident. Dazed by their experience, they look for a path home. But they discover that this unfamiliar land is not what it seems - and that, though they may be together, they have never been further apart. Unflinchingly honest and tenderly lyrical, Meet Me at Dawn is a modern fable... more...

  • Queers: Eight Monologues (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark Gatiss

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dares not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his gay wedding. Queers celebrates a century of evolving social attitudes and political milestones in British gay history, as seen through the eyes of eight individuals. ... more...