Plays

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Doctor Faustus

The classic story of the learned Doctor Faustus who sells his soul to the devil.

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

The full text of cult performer Eric Bogosian's solo show, attacking the dark underbelly of the American dream with blistering accuracy.

Latin American Plays

New Drama from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Peru

Selected by Sebastian Doggart

An essential introduction to the fascinating but largely unexplored theatre of Latin America, featuring new translations of five contemporary plays written by some the region's most exciting writers.

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The Revenger's Tragedy

A Jacobean tale of personal vengeance in a morally bankrupt world. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)

A superb adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous story of the unassuming Dr Jekyll and his dark alter-ego Mr Hyde.

Drinks Before Dinner

A theatrical tour-de-force of language and ideas about Eighties' America, by the best-selling author of Billy Bathgate and Ragtime.

Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic stage version)

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, with music by Mick Sands drawn from traditional French folk melodies.

Ballad of Yachiyo

A dramatic tale of a young Japanese girl's sexual awakening, and ultimate social downfall, in Hawaii's harsh sugar-cane plantation system of the early twentieth century.

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Etiquette and Vitriol: The Food Chain and other plays

A collection of plays from one of the leading comic voices of his generation, full of his characteristic razor-sharp wit and black humour.

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Widows

A smouldering political allegory about a political protest in a country ruled by a military junta. From the author of Death and the Maiden, written in collaboration with Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America.

The Government Inspector

A classic satire of provincial bureaucracy, in an English translation by Stephen Mulrine. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Recruiting Officer

A classic Restoration-era comedy about the sexual exploits of two officers, the womanising Plume and the cowardly Brazen, as they go about their task of recruiting soldiers in the town of Shrewsbury.

East is East

A wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford.

Nuremberg

A gripping verbatim drama using only the actual words spoken in court during the 1946 Nuremberg War Crimes Trial.

Hotel

An innovative theatre piece combining music, voices and dance, with a text by Caryl Churchill and music by Orlando Gough.

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The Master Builder

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Ibsen's study of the corrosive effects of a guilty conscience. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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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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The Seagull

Chekhov's early tragedy, translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.