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Introducing our Edinburgh 2018 plays

Monday 23 July 2018

August is almost upon us, which can mean only one thing: it's nearly time for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival. Every year for three weeks, the Scottish capital finds itself at the absolute epicentre of the arts world – and NHB is proud to publish some of the very best theatre on offer at both festivals in 2018.

So to celebrate our line-up, we're offering you 30% off all of the plays we're publishing at Edinburgh 2018. To claim this discount, browse the full line-up and enter code NHBEDINBURGH18 at checkout when ordering via this website. This offer is valid until 31 August 2018. Don't miss out!

Introducing our Edinburgh 2018 plays

Win tickets to Consent plus the script

Friday 13 July 2018

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'★★★★★ - One of Nina Raine's most enjoyable and intelligent plays yet. Unreservedly recommended' Independent

'★★★★★ - A thrilling revenge drama… powerfully written, and both entertaining and
thought-provoking'
The Arts Desk

'★★★★★ - This is a play you’ll be talking about for a long time to come' Radio Times


Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered?

Friends Ed and Tim take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.

Consent, Nina Raine’s powerful, painful, funny play, sifts the evidence from every side and puts Justice herself in the dock. It premiered as a co-production between the National Theatre and Out of Joint, directed by Roger Michell at the National Theatre in 2017, and transferred to the West End in 2018. The production runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 11 August 2018, find out more here.

To celebrate the hit West End transfer, we've teamed up with our friends at Sonia Friedman Productions to offer one lucky winner the chance to receive a pair of tickets to Consent at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London (subject to availability), plus a copy of the playscript.

To find out more, click here.

Win tickets to <em>Consent</em> plus the script
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Celebrate great LGBT+ writing with 30% off in the NHB Pride Sale

Thursday 5 July 2018

July sees the culmination of London's Pride Festival, with the annual Pride Parade taking place in the city on Saturday 7 July. To mark the occasion, we're launching a very special Pride Sale, running until the end of July.

From now until the end of the month, our website customers get 30% off a hand-picked selection of sixteeen NHB-published plays that capture, chronicle and celebrate LGBT+ experiences and voices.

Choose from a wide range of styles and subjects – from the epic sweep of Tony Kushner's landmark AIDS drama Angels in America, via the pungent hilarity of Kevin Elyot's award-winning comedy My Night with Reg, to the passionate polemic of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart.

Also included is Queers, the kaleidoscopic series of short plays curated by Mark Gatiss for the BBC. We've got a limited number of copies signed by Mark Gatiss, available until they're all gone!

For a full list of the promoted titles, and to find out how to claim your 30% off, visit to our Pride Sale page here.