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The Comeuppance

A bitingly comic, strikingly timely satire for the stage, which asks if we can ever break free from the people we used to be.

Cold War (stage version)

Adapted by Conor McPherson Original author Paweł Pawlikowski

An epic love story spanning the decades and breadth of Europe at its most divided, adapted from the Academy Award-nominated film. Premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 2023.


A hilarious and hopeful play from the Pulitzer-winning playwright, set in the bustling kitchen of a run-down Pennsylvania truck stop, where the formerly incarcerated staff have been given a second chance.

Cassie and the Lights

A tender and playful drama that examines what makes a family and what holds it together.

Chris Bush Plays: One

Five plays by leading playwright Chris Bush: Steel; Faustus: That Damned Woman; Nine Lessons and Carols; Hungry (Paines Plough, 2021) and Not the End of the World (Schaubühne, Berlin, 2021).

Burnt Out

A blackly comic psychological thriller for the stage, revealing the darker side of suburban life in Belfast.

Brokeback Mountain (stage version)

A heartbreaking tale of an irresistible and hidden love spanning twenty years and its tragic consequences. Based on Annie Proulx's short story, with original songs by Dan Gillespie Sells.

Boy Parts (stage version)

A pitch-black psychological thriller based on the critically acclaimed debut novel by Eliza Clark. Premiered at Soho Theatre, London.

The Bounds

A darkly comedic tale of national divides, folk horror and the end of the world as we know it. Premiered at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Royal Court Theatre, London.


A play about three nurses treating wounded Canadian soldiers in France in 1918.

Blue Mist

A debut play about South Asian Muslim men navigating a system that isn't built for them. Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

Black Milk

A worm's eye view of post-Communist Russia, from the Siberian-born author of Plasticine. First performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2003.

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Before You Say Anything

A play that questions how everyone can be safe at the same time. A time-travelling set of interweaving stories exploring injustice, freedom and bravery.

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.

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.

The Actor and the Space

An inspirational book on acting, tackling the fundamental questions that face any actor. By a world-leading theatre director, the founder of Cheek by Jowl.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

By Dario Fo and Franca Rame Adapted by Tom Basden

Dario Fo and Franca Rame's riotous satire, in a hilarious, bang-up-to-date adaptation by BAFTA-nominated comedy writer Tom Basden.

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(Not) the End of the World

A daringly theatrical investigation of the climate crisis through the perspectives of class, patriarchy and colonialism.