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Nell Gwynn wins Best New Comedy at Olivier Awards 2016

Jessica Swale's exhilarating play leads NHB winners, which also include Gypsy and The Winter's Tale

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A Breakfast of Eels The Christians Image of an Unknown Young Woman

A Breakfast of Eels wins Best New Play at Offies 2016

Robert Holman's play wins two awards, with prizes also going to NHB-published The Christians and Image of An Unknown Young Woman

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Lynn Nottage wins 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Acclaimed writer scoops award for her play Sweat, making it four wins in a row for NHB

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Doctor Foster: The Scripts

Nick Hern Books to publish complete scripts to Doctor Foster

NHB to publish complete scripts of Mike Bartlett's hit, award-winning BBC One drama series

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‘Getting there, doing it, and making a living out of it’: Paul Clayton on being a Working ActorJerusalem


Paul Clayton has been an actor for almost forty years, a career spanning roles in Peep Show, Doctor Who, Wolf Hall, Hollyoaks and more. As his new book The Working Actor is published, he reflects on how it all started, what it takes to keep going, and how you can make it, too… In my […]

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Victoria Wood: ‘Giving Notes’Jerusalem


We were saddened by the death of Victoria Wood this week – she was a gleeful, mischievous presence on our screens for so many years, and will be sorely missed. Here’s a reminder of her talent in her sketch included in the RSC’s The Shakespeare Revue – appropriately enough as we commemorate the death of […]

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‘Hockey sticks and navy knicks’: Kath Gotts on Crush: The MusicalJerusalem


When Kath Gotts and Maureen Chadwick started writing a musical about the pupils at an all-girls school rebelling against their tyrannical headmistress, they didn’t know it would take decades to reach the stage. But when it finally opened in 2015,  Crush was acclaimed as a hilarious blend of Malory Towers and St Trinian’s – a family-friendly […]

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