A hand-picked range of stories that chronicle, capture
and celebrate LGBT+ experiences and voices

July 2017 is a bit of a big one, as months go. London holds its 45th annual Pride Parade, the UK's largest, on Saturday 8 July, the culmination of this year's Pride Festival – and it's also the anniversary of two crucial milestones in the advancement of gay rights: the publication of the Wolfenden Report in 1957, and the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts enacted by the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

So to mark the occasion, we're running a very special NHB Pride Sale. From now until the end of July, you can save save 30% on twelve hand-picked, NHB-published plays that chronicle, capture and celebrate LGBT+ experiences and voices, when you use code NHBPRIDE at checkout when ordering via this website.

Choose from a wide of styles and subjects – from Caryl Churchill's boldly experimental examination of sexual politics in Cloud Nine, through the epic sweep of Tony Kushner's landmark AIDS drama Angels in America, to the hilarious struggles of a gay five-a-side football team in Tom Wells' touching comedy Jumpers for Goalposts.

Browse the selection below, make your picks, and claim your discount by entering voucher code NHBPRIDE at checkout. This offer is valid until 31 July 2017.


All books below are 30% off until 31 July with code NHBPRIDE

Angels in America

ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Winner of the Evening Standard Best Play Award, two Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Currently being revived at the National Theatre.

'It ranks as nothing less than one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century' (New York Observer)

£12.99 £9.09

Cloud Nine

CLOUD NINE by Caryl Churchill

A landmark play about sexual politics, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded.

Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud Nine is about relationships – between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, and money.

'The play that established Caryl Churchill as the most imaginatively daring of our major dramatists' (The Times)

£8.99 £6.29

Crush: The Musical

CRUSH: THE MUSICAL by Maureen Chadwick and Kath Gotts

A hilarious musical pastiche of Girls’ School stories.

It’s 1963 and the Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life. So it’s a crushing blow when the new headmistress turns out to be a tyrant with strict Victorian values – and top of her hit list are the two sixth-formers accused of ‘Unnatural Behaviour’ in the Art Room…

'Boldly queer and a little bit crazy' (British Theatre Guide)

£9.99 £6.99

Holding the Man

HOLDING THE MAN by Tommy Murphy

Based on the award-winning memoir by Timothy Conigrave.

At an all-male school in 1970s Melbourne, a student develops a crush on the captain of the football team. Against the odds, Tim and John develop a relationship that, for fifteen years, survives everything life throws at it – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve turns up to part them.

'A wrenchingly moving love story’ (Evening Standard)

£10.99 £7.69

Jumpers for Goalposts

JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS by Tom Wells

A hilarious and heart-warming comedy about football, friendship and finding your way.

Luke wants Danny, but Danny's got a secret. Joe's happy in goal, but Geoff wants a headline gig. Viv just wants to beat the lesbians to the league title. Game on. This volume also includes the short play Jonesy.

'Finds extraordinary beauty in the ordinary lives of its characters' (Financial Times)

£9.99 £6.99

Making Noise Quietly

MAKING NOISE QUIETLY: THREE SHORT PLAYS by Robert Holman

An acclaimed trilogy of plays exploring the impact of war on ordinary lives.

Two young men meet in a Kentish field in 1944 and form an intense bond as doodlebugs whizz overhead. A woman, whose son is serving in the Falklands, receives the visit that every mother dreadsIn the Black Forest in 1986, a German businesswoman takes into her home a fugitive British private and his disturbed stepson.

'Lodges itself in the mind and heart' (Telegraph)

£9.99 £6.99

My Night With Reg

MY NIGHT WITH REG by Kevin Elyot

At Guy’s London flat, friends old and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever.

This award-winning, deliciously funny and bittersweet comedy defined a moment in the lives of gay men and became an instant classic on its premiere at the Royal Court and in the West End.

'Beautifully funny and achingly sad' (Time Out)

£9.99 £6.99

Poppy + George

POPPY + GEORGE by Diane Samuels

1919. The Great War is over and Poppy Wright arrives in London from the north of England to make her mark in the world. Deep in the heart of the East End she finds work in Smith's tailor and costumiers workshop, where she meets dashing chauffeur George, and falls in love.

This is a time of change and opportunity, when all are questioning who they are and what roles they can play in forging a new, modern era.

'Erotic tension combines with social argument' (Guardian)

£9.99 £6.99

The Pride

THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell

Alternating between 1958 and 2008, The Pride examines changing attitudes to sexuality, looking at intimacy, identity and the courage it takes to be who you really are. The 1958 Philip is in love with Oliver, but married to Sylvia. The 2008 Oliver is addicted to sex with strangers. Sylvia loves them both.

Winner of multiple prizes including an Olivier Award and the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright.

'Powerful and satisfying' (The Arts Desk)

£9.99 £6.99

Pronoun

PRONOUN by Evan Placey

A love story about transition, testosterone, and James Dean.

Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. They were meant to spend their gap year together, they were meant to be together forever. But Isabella has now become a boy.

'Honest, touching and relevant… as thought-provoking as it is engaging' (A Younger Theatre)

£9.99 £6.99

Scorch

SCORCH by Stacey Gregg

A touching and provocative story of first love though the eyes of a gender-curious teen, inspired by real-life cases of 'gender fraud'.

For those who feel they're not living the right life, online is a place to be yourself. Out in the real world, though, things can be very different. Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play and the Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script, and a Fringe First Award.

'Forces us to listen to a voice rarely given the chance to be heard' (WhatsOnStage)

£9.99 £6.99

Teddy Ferrara

TEDDY FERRARA by Christopher Shinn

An insightful and revealing play, inspired by real events.

It’s Gabe’s senior year and he’s going to make the most of it. He’s the chair of the LGBTQ Students Group, and he has one eye on a future in politics and one eye on Drew, the editor of the university newspaper. But as Gabe and his friends throw themselves into campus life, unexpected events reveal a darker, lonelier world inhabited by a freshman called Teddy Ferrara.

'Demolishes the myth that we live in a cosy new world of sexual tolerance' (Guardian)

£9.99 £6.99