Plays

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How to Not Sink

A short play by Georgia Christou that looks at duty, love and dependency across three generations of women.

The Nightclub

A short play about three very different women at a gay nightclub in Orlando, who are caught up in a terrifying hate crime.

Fucking Feminists

A fiercely funny short play by Rose Lewenstein, investigating what feminism means, and what it has become.

Tituba

Tituba by Winsome Pinnock is a one-woman show about Tituba Indian, the enslaved woman who played a central role in the seventeenth-century Salem Witch Trials.

White Lead

A short play exploring the expectations and responsibilities of being an artist and a woman.

What is the Custom of Your Grief?

A short play by Timberlake Wertenbaker about an English schoolgirl who is befriended online by an Afghan girl after her brother is killed while on active duty in Afghanistan.

Finsbury Park

A short autobiographical monologue, first performed as part of the Come to Where I'm From festival at the Park Theatre, London, in 2016.

London Assurance

A classic comedy of manners with two of the great comic roles of the English stage, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Oresteia

Aeschylus' great trilogy of Greek tragedies: Agamemnon, Choephori (Libation-Bearers) and Eumenides (The Furies).

The Hypochondriac

By Molière Translated by Martin Sorrell

Molière's classic farce in a fresh and performable translation. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Jew of Malta

Christopher Marlowe's drama of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set on the island of Malta. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Alchemist

Ben Jonson's classic comedy, in a handy pocket edition in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Devil is an Ass

Ben Jonson's 1616 comedy about a junior demon who persuades his master Satan to let him spend a day in London.

Lysistrata

The ancient Greek comedy in which the women of Greece go on a sex strike to force their husbands to end the Peloponnesian Wars. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The White Devil

The Italian Court is riddled with corruption in this classic Jacobean tragedy. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Don Juan

By Molière Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Molière's comedy about the notorious womaniser, in a fresh and performable translation by Kenneth McLeish.

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Children of the Sun

By Maxim Gorky Translated by Stephen Mulrine

A Chekhovian family drama, first staged in Russia in 1905.

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Uncle Vanya

Chekhov's great play about an elderly professor whose plans to sell off his rural estate threaten the livelihoods of those who have worked tirelessly to keep the estate going.