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Nick Hern Books Modern Plays

The Nick Hern Books Modern Plays collection includes 600 plays from many of the UK and Ireland’s preeminent playwrights, as well as exciting new voices. It offers a wide and varied range of award-winning and widely studied plays, and is continually updated with new works fresh from leading theatres.

This collection features authors such as:

  • Mike Bartlett
  • Howard Brenton
  • Jez Butterworth
  • Caryl Churchill
  • David Edgar
  • Helen Edmundson
  • Vivienne Franzmann
  • debbie tucker green
  • Ella Hickson
  • Lucy Kirkwood
  • Liz Lochhead
  • Conor McPherson
  • Rona Munro
  • Nina Raine
  • Jack Thorne
  • Enda Walsh


Exciting recent additions include:

  • The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth: winner of the Olivier, Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, and Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Best New Play, seen at the Royal Court, London’s West End, and on Broadway
  • Girl from the North Country by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan: as seen at the Old Vic Theatre and in London’s West End
  • Battlefield by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne: a return to their acclaimed adaptation of great Indian epic The Mahabharata, and seen on an international tour

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