My First Play

My First Play... Simon Callow
By Simon Callow · 4 Oct 2013

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of leading theatre publisher Nick Hern Books, we're running a daily extract from its popular book My First Play every day this week. Our final subject is veteran actor and playwright Simon Callow, whose solo shows include A Christmas Carol, Being Shakespeare and Inside Wagner's Head

My First Play... Dawn King
By Dawn King · 3 Oct 2013

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of leading theatre publisher Nick Hern Books, we're running a daily extract from its popular book My First Play every day this week. Our penultimate playwright is Dawn King, author of Foxfinder and Ciphers, which will tour the UK later this year

My First Play... Alexi Kaye Campbell
By Alexi Kaye Campbell · 2 Oct 2013

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of leading theatre publisher Nick Hern Books, we're running a daily extract from its popular book My First Play every day this week. Our third subject is actor and playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell, whose writing credits include The Pride (currently running at the Trafalgar Studios as part of Jamie Lloyd's Trafalgar Transformed) and Bracken Moor

My First Play... Alecky Blythe
By Alecky Blythe · 1 Oct 2013

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of leading theatre publisher Nick Hern Books, we're running a daily extract from its popular book My First Play every day this week. Our second subject is verbatim specialist Alecky Blythe, whose credits include London Road and The Girlfriend Experience.

My First Play... Nick Hern
By Nick Hern · 30 Sep 2013

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of leading theatre publisher Nick Hern Books, we're running a daily extract from its popular book My First Play every day this week. First up, it's the founder of the company himself...

Michael Coveney: Beach books in summer at Journey's End
By Michael Coveney · 16 Aug 2013
I'm taking a later than usual summer holiday in September this year, and I'm already planning my books for the beach. With the RSC production of Hilary Mantel's historical blockbusters, Wol
Ella Hickson: My first Edinburgh Fringe
By Guest Contributor · 2 Aug 2013
As the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe kicks off, award-winning playwright Ella Hickson (Eight, Precious Little Talent, Boys) reflects on her early experiences of the world's largest arts festival. This is an extract from the book My First Play