Nick Hern Books

Lucy Kerbel: There will always be people who feel challenged by change
As the inaugural Tonic Awards take place this evening, founder of Tonic Lucy Kerbel explains how we can all be ambassadors for change
Where have all the women gone?
By Lucy Kerbel
On International Women's Day, read an extract of Lucy Kerbel's new book All Change Please on how to achieve gender equality in the theatre industry
Harriet Walter: I worried playing Shakespeare's male roles would be a vanity exercise
By Harriet Walter
As she opens in The Tempest as part of the Donmar Warehouse's all-female Shakespeare trilogy, we share an exclusive extract of Harriet Walter's new book on playing the Bard's great male roles
Stage fright: What actually happens
By Bella Merlin
Read an exclusive extract from Facing the Fear a new book about stage fright by Bella Merlin
Read an extract from Louise Dearman and Mark Evans's Secrets of Stage Success
By Louise Dearman & Mark Evans
In their new book, published today, the West End stars shine a spotlight onto how you can follow in their footsteps
Read an exclusive extract from Antony Sher's Year of the Fat Knight
By Antony Sher
In this diary entry from 30 December 2013, Sher describes his first day of rehearsals as Falstaff - see below for details of an exclusive offer on the book
Exclusive: Read extracts from West End Producer's new book, dear
By West End Producer
West End Producer is the anonymous Twitter sensation whose hilarious and unfailingly accurate barbs satirising and celebrating the theatre industry have won him a devoted following. Here, he tells us about his new book, which is out on Thursday.
My First Play... Simon Callow
By Simon Callow
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