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Anne Boleyn released for amateur performance in June 2012

Thursday 19 January 2012

A celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn dramatises the life and legacy of Henry VIII’s notorious second wife, who helped change the course of the nation’s history.

Best New Play, Whatsonstage.com Awards

Traditionally seen as either the pawn of an ambitious family manoeuvred into the King’s bed or as a predator manipulating her way to power, Anne – and her ghost – are seen in a very different light in Howard Brenton’s epic play.

Rummaging through the dead Queen Elizabeth’s possessions upon coming to the throne in 1603, King James I finds alarming evidence that Anne was a religious conspirator, in love with Henry VIII but also with the most dangerous ideas of her day. She comes alive for him, a brilliant but reckless young woman confident in her sexuality, whose marriage and death transformed England for ever.

'The play bursts through the constraints of costume drama. Brenton understands how to work the audience at the Globe...' Independent

'It takes a big, generous spirit to fill the Globe, and in this Brenton follows Shakespeare - not just with asides and soliloquies, but with a large colourful canvas.' Daily Mail

'Anne Boleyn has drama, royalty, sex, scheming... in short, as much entertainment value as a Tudor execution' Time Out

Please send me an email at tamara@nickhernbooks.demon.co.uk if you would like to be sent a free approval copy of the script (within the uk, for 30 days, at the end of which the script needs to be returned in mint condition, postage paid, or can be bought)

A great central role for a woman in this much anticipated rights release!
Book :
  • Anne Boleyn

Lilies On The Land released for amateur performance in July 2012

Thursday 19 January 2012

A revealing, funny and wonderfully moving portrait of four women who sign up to join the Women’s Land Army during World War II. The play was devised and first performed by the Lions part.

Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with original Land Girls, along with songs from the period, Lilies on the Land charts the personal journeys of four women who join the Women's Land Army – determined to work endless backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the War Effort.

But how do these women, all hailing from different walks of life, torn from their families and bereft of all basic home comforts, deal with the hardships of farming life and the pressures of war? Maybe work clothes full of mice and toilet rolls falling from the sky are just what it takes for these girls to get through…

'poignant and humorous... it’s impossible not to be awed' The Times

'full of gems... a heartwarming, unsentimental show' The Stage

'wonderful... beautifully crafted... has the satisfying tang of lived experience... one leaves the theatre moved, amused and with the strong conviction that one has encountered the British character at its absolute best' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

This edition includes notes on staging and performing the play.

The play is available for amateur performance before April 2012, and then again from July 2012 onwards.

Please send me an email at tamara@nickhernbooks.demon.co.uk if you would like to be sent a free approval copy of the script (within the uk, for 30 days, at the end of which the script needs to be returned in mint condition, postage paid, or can be bought)

 

A heart-warming play about the experiences of women working for the Landarmy in WWII.
Book :
  • Lilies on the Land

Wuthering Heights released for amateur performance

Wednesday 18 January 2012

The passionate but doomed relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff - and its destructive impact on those surrounding them - is one of the most famous and enduring love stories in the English language. In Lucy Gough's ‘darkly gripping' adaptation for the stage (Guardian), the spirit of Emily Brontë's haunting novel is brought to exhilarating life.

Growing up together on the Yorkshire moors, Catherine Earnshaw and the gypsy Heathcliff are inseparable after he is adopted into her family. But when Catherine agrees to marry the refined Edgar Linton, Heathcliff setshis mind to revenge.

This eminently actable, and readable, version of the well-loved story was first staged by Aberystwyth Arts Centre in 2011, before touring. It is ideal for students and amateurs, as well as professional companies, who are looking for a full-blooded and fluent adaptation of a literary classic.


And, best of all, it has already been released for amateur performance! Please send me an email at tamara@nickhernbooks.demon.co.uk if you would like to be sent a free approval copy of the script (within the uk, for 30 days, at the end of which the script needs to be returned in mint condition, postage paid, or can be bought)

A wonderful adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel.
Book :
  • Wuthering Heights (Brontë/Gough stage version)