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Get 50% off all Jack Thorne's plays, all weekend in our Sale

Saturday 30 July 2016

Before he was a collaborator on monster hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, brilliant NHB author Jack Thorne had already made a name for himself as a writer of unflinching, compassionate and often challenging plays.

And so to celebrate Jack's success and the launch of the Cursed Child script on Sunday 31 July, we're offering you the chance to get 50% off all of Jack Thorne's earlier plays until 11:59pm, Monday 1 August, in our Magical Jack Thorne Sale.

Click here for more info.

Jack Thorne

Books :
  • Bunny
  • Mydidae
  • Jack Thorne Plays: One

Introducing our Edinburgh Fringe 2016 line-up...

Thursday 21 July 2016

Leading theatre publishers Nick Hern Books are to publish a whopping nine plays at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, which runs 5-29 August.

An unmissable mix of comedies and dramas, monologues and not-monologues, they explore a panoply of today's issues – including modern love and relationships, testicular cancer, censorship, gender and much, much more. Together, they're a selection of some of the very best new wriitng that the Fringe has to offer.

See more about the plays here – and get 25% off the scripts by using code NHBFRINGE16 at checkout until 29 August.

NHB Edinburgh 2016

Introducing our Edinburgh Fringe 2016 line-up...

Wild by Mike Bartlett to be live-streamed worldwide on 23 July

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Mike Bartlett's acclaimed Hampstead Theatre play Wild is to be streamed worldwide for free and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July, starting at 7.30pm.

Presented in association with The Guardian, the live-stream will be available via the Hampstead Theatre website. It will then be available for free and on-demand afterwards until 11.59pm on Tuesday, 26 July.

Darkly comic drama Wild explores the unexpected, bewildering, and life-changing consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level. As the State grows more powerful because of technology, and technology grows more powerful because of the State, where do the self-appointed protectors of the rights of the citizen stand? Heroes? Or traitors?

Mike Bartlett is no stranger to the screen - his BBC One series Doctor Foster won two prizes at the National Television Awards 2016, including Best New Drama, and his West End and Broadway hit King Charles III is to be adapted for BBC Two.

Praise for Wild

'Bartlett raises big issues, and explores with painful honesty the mixed motives and practical dilemmas of the whistleblower... defiantly and uniquely theatrical' - Guardian

'Bold and fittingly mind-blowing… confirms [Mike Bartlett] as a playwright impressively willing to wrestle with the big questions of our time' - Telegraph

'It’s the Mike Bartlett Wild Ride ride… fascinating' - The Times

'Breathtaking' - Financial Times

'A wild ride indeed: one that will leave you utterly gripped, at the edge of your seat' - WhatsOnStage

Book :
  • Wild

New book by Harriet Walter on playing Shakespeare's roles for women

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Leading theatre publishers Nick Hern Books are to publish a new book by acclaimed actress Harriet Walter, which shares insights and advice gleaned from her vast experience of performing some of Shakespeare's most famous roles - both male and female.

Due for release on 27 October, Brutus and Other Heroines: Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women is an invaluable guide for actors taking on the parts themselves, an important contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding gender equality in the arts, and a brilliant, intimate celebration of Shakespeare's plays.

It is published as Harriet Walter appears in the Donmar Warehouse’s Shakespeare Trilogy, reprising her acclaimed performances as Brutus in Julius Caesar and in the title role in Henry IV in Phyllida Lloyd's all-female productions, as well as taking on the role of Prospero in The Tempest.

The Shakespeare Trilogy runs 23 September–17 December 2016, in a specially-built temporary theatre in King’s Cross, London. For more information, visit the Donmar website here.

New book by Harriet Walter on playing Shakespeare's roles for women
Book :
  • Brutus and Other Heroines