Oberon Books Collection 2

Oberon Books has long been recognised as one of the most exciting publishers specialising in drama and the performing arts, with a reputation for publishing challenging and compelling works. This second collection currently offers 199 titles and will contain 400 titles by the end of February 2024.

Highlights of the collection include:

  • 39 plays by the renowned and prolific British playwright Howard Barker, such as Scenes from an Execution, The Europeans, and Victory.
  • A selection of stand-out plays by contemporary writers such as Aamina Ahmad, Koko Brown, Rhiannon Faith, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Lauren John Joseph, Nick Makoha, Yolanda Mercy, and Leo Skilbeck.
  • 11 Josephine House, the debut play by Alfred Fagon who is remembered as one of the most eminent Black British playwrights of the 1970s and 1980s, alongside the final play in his oeuvre, Lonely Cowboy.
  • Three plays by Karen Zacarias, one of the ten most-produced playwrights in the US, including the critically acclaimed Destiny of Desire.
  • Eight plays by the experimental Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed, including the divisive Audience and Internal, and acclaimed The Smile off Your Face.
  • The Special Relationship, a new play by award-winning playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak, alongside his earlier work, such as Baghdad Wedding and Love, Bombs, and Apples.
  • Canonical plays by Rodney Ackland, one of the twentieth-century's major English playwrights, including Absolute Hell and Before the Party.