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And Then Come The Nightjars Valhalla

Get inspired for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award - entries now open

The winner will receive a £6000 prize, a guaranteed production of their play at Theatre503, and their script published by Nick Hern Books

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And Then Come The Nightjars Rules for Living Yen

Five NHB playwrights shortlisted for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The ten finalists of the annual award have been announced, with half published by 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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So Here We Are

So Here We Are nominated for Best New Play at Manchester Theatre Awards

Luke Norris' Bruntwood Prize-winning play up for two prizes, with winners announced on 4 March

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Out of the vault: highlights from VAULT Festival 2016Jerusalem


VAULT Festival is fast becoming one of the most exciting events on London’s cultural calendar. Taking place each year in the vaults beneath Waterloo, this year’s festival (running until 6 March) is host to over 100 events, from hard-hitting drama to comedy, dance, cabaret, installation, and of course late-night parties. This year Nick Hern Books […]

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‘The people loved her because she was one of them’: Jessica Swale on her play Nell GwynnJerusalem


Nell Gwynn rose from poverty to become the most celebrated actress of her day and a mistress of King Charles II. And now she is returning to the West End as the subject of Jessica Swale’s acclaimed play Nell Gwynn, first seen at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015 and to be revived at the Apollo Theatre […]

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Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: the first ten yearsJerusalem


The Bruntwood Prize is the biggest national competition for playwriting. With prize money totalling £40,000, plus the chance of a production on a major stage, as well as publication by Nick Hern Books, it’s a fabulous opportunity for writers. Since its inception in 2005, over 11,000 scripts have been entered, more than £200,000 has been […]

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