Treat yourself to a critically acclaimed play to read.

We need more shelf-space! So for a limited time, we’re having a sale of many of our published plays. Each of these titles costs £1.50 including postage! Please note the 15-for-£15 offer has now ended after overwhelming demand, as has the £1.50 offer for a couple of the titles originally available at this sales price.  

***PLEASE NOTE: UK DELIVERIES ONLY***

See our MAIN SHOP PAGE TOO. All the plays are professionally published and many of the books contain additional material. To order, browse down this page and click the “Add to Cart” button below any book you wish to order. Click the “View cart” button when you wish to see your orders so far, or to check out.

(You might also like our pack of three books by Max Stafford-Clark for £25)



BANG BANG BANG
by Stella Feehily | Nick Hern Books | 2011
Eye-opening adventure about two young female Human Rights defenders in the Congo. As ever, Feehily makes emotion – and comic – gold from clashing the global with the domestic. A sell-out at the Royal Court Autumn 2011.
“It awakens you to the pity, dignity and terror of Africa” The Times





THE BIG FELLAH
Richard Bean | Oberon | 2010
Dark and moving comic thriller from the award-winning writer of One Man Two Guvnors. A New York fireman joins an IRA cell and ends up letting them take over his apartment.
“Jaw-dropping laughs. Bean weaves a transatlantic spider’s web of alliances and double crosses that spans three decades” Sunday Times

 


A DISH OF TEA WITH DR JOHNSON
Russell Barr, Ian Redford & Max Stafford-Clark | Oberon Books | 2011
Intimate look at the life of Samuel “Dictionary” Johnson. As well as the famous friends and witticisms it lets you into his private world: his awkwardness, kindness, depression, and unrequited love that coloured his later years.
“Every line chimes” The Times




 

Andersen's English
ANDERSEN’S ENGLISH
Sebastian Barry | Faber | 2010
Hans Christian Andersen arrives, unannounced, at the Kent home of Charles Dickens and his large, charismatic family. In spite of his broken English, he slowly discovers tensions in the family, and a growing cruelty at the heart of Dickens’ marriage. A charming yet hauntingly sad play.  Sebastian Barry has been twice shortlisted for the Booker prize, and won the 2008 Costa Prize.
“Beautifully written” Whatsonstage.com




 

 


THE CONVICT’S OPERA

Stephen Jeffreys & John GayNick Hern Books | 2008
A fantastic re-imagining of the classic musical satire. Relocates John Gay’s satire “The Beggar’s Opera” to a convict ship where a group of prisoners put on a show set in a world they will never see again.
“Filled with great humour and pathos” The Australian Stage




 

 


DRUMMERS

Simon Bennett | Nick Hern Books | 1999
Authentic, pacey, vivid and brutally funny, Simon Bennett’s play concerns the crisis in the life of a recently released house-breaker.
‘Has the unmistakable and satisfying tang of lived experience… horribly entertaining’ Daily Telegraph




 


HOW THE WORLD BEGAN

Catherine Trieschmann | Methuen| 2011

A sharp, thoughtful and mysterious play set in a small town in rural Kansas that’s been ripped apart by a tornado. Faith and science clash as a biology teacher newly arrived from Manhattan is confronted by her damaged, articulate pupil Micah.
“Gripping, disturbing and relevant. Trieschmann’s writing is taut and laced with irony”
The Times






O GO MY MAN
by Stella Feehily | Nick Hern Books | 2006
A punchy romantic comedy set in Dublin against the background of the “new Ireland”. O go my Man opened the Royal Court’s 50th anniversary year.
“Genuinely heartbreaking… genuinely hilarious” Metro




 

 


RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO & A STATE AFFAIR

Andrea Dunbar & Robin SoansMethuen | 2001
Dunbar’s famous play about two teenagers and the married man they fall for. In a volume with Soans’ documentary about the estate on which Dunbar grew up, finding hope & heroism in the aftermath of a heroin epidemic.
“Heartbreaking… A massive achievement” Time Out




 

Testing the Echo - book cover
TESTING THE ECHO
David Edgar | Nick Hern Books | 2008
Citizenship teacher Emma guides a motley crew of students from around the world, as they prepare to become British citizens. The play’s interweaving story-lines offer a fascinating and touching look at what it means to belong. Includes rich extra material including essays and a quiz.
“Brilliant entertainment. Crisp, funny, sceptical and generous” Sunday Times




 


 

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