New Titles

twins

A short play about twins whose lives diverge, first performed at the Arcola Theatre, London, in 2015.

As We Face the Sun

A stark and tender story about growing up, the pleasures of friendship, why we hold onto things and how we might start to let go. In the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series.

A Dream

A riotous musical play transporting Shakespeare's most beloved characters to the chaos of a busy modern-day hospital. In the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series.

HORIZON

A thrilling, witty, superhuman coming-of-age story about the quest to find your place in the world. In the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series.

The Multiverse is Gay!

A wild rollercoaster ride through school, the Multiverse, and finding yourself, over and over and over again… A play in the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series, featuring large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by and appeal to young people.

The Playhouse Apprentice

An exhilarating and hilarious historical drama set in Elizabethan London, about theatre, bravery and how a little voice can make a big difference. Part of the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series featuring large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by young people.

Sea Things

A bold and startling comic thriller about climate crisis, conspiracy, and what lurks beneath the waves. In the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series featuring large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by and appeal to young people.

small

A compassionate and probing play about youth and aging, nostalgia and regret, and the dangers of refusing to get old. In the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series featuring large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by and appeal to young people.

Space Girl

An action-packed play for young performers and audiences, bursting with songs and imagination, celebrating curiosity, resilience and exploration. In the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series featuring large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by young people.

The Village

A punchy and provocative story about democracy, power, and how we can try to build a better world. In the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series featuring large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by and appeal to young people.

Wellington 24

An upbeat and empowering World War II tale about teamwork, collaboration and beating the odds. In the Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series featuring large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by and appeal to young people.

Backstairs Billy

An irreverent comedy about the fifty-year relationship between the Queen Mother and her most loyal, most outrageous servant, William 'Billy' Tallon, who joined her household at the age of fifteen. Premiered in the West End with Penelope Wilton and Luke Evans.

Running the Room

Conversations with Women Theatre Directors

Our most brilliant, fearless and creative women directors open the door on their craft, discussing their work in the theatre in intimate and illuminating detail.

Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen

A new edition of the dark and biting one-man show starring Samuel Barnett at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2023.

The Drama Workshop Leader

A Practical Guide to Delivering Great Sessions

A comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to planning and delivering effective drama sessions, getting the best out of your participants, and developing an empowering leadership style that works for you.

Dreaming and Drowning

An intimate and visceral play that dives into the mind of a young Black queer man wrestling with anxiety. Premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2023.

It's a Wonderful Life (stage version)

A joyful stage adaptation of Frank Capra's movie about a down-on-his-luck banker who feels like he's at the end of his rope, until his guardian angel pays him a visit.

The Time Machine: A Comedy

A fast-paced, wise-cracking, riotous play, loosely based on H.G. Wells's masterpiece, that zips from the nineteenth century to the end of the world, and (with any luck) back again.