Nick Hern Books to join Drama Online

Nick Hern Books to join Drama Online

Nick Hern Books is delighted to announce that it is a new content partner for the revolutionary Drama Online platform.

Drama Online ( was launched in March 2013 as a response to increasing demand for a high-quality online research tool for drama and literature students, professors and teachers.

It currently contains over 1000 plays from the catalogues of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber and Faber, in a fully cross-searchable format which allows students to interact with Character Grids and Part Books, as well as search for plays via cast size and monologues via gender.

‘A ground-breaking digital resource that makes available a vast library of plays and reference works while offering bespoke features tailored to the needs of individual students and researchers. Drama Online blazes the trail for a new era of digital theatre publishing.’ Dr Chris Megson, Royal Holloway, University of London

Nick Hern Books ( is a leading theatre publisher and performing rights agent, with over a thousand plays and theatre books in print. Founded in June 1988 as an imprint of Walker Books, with full independence following in 1993, the company has established an enviable list of plays by some of the foremost playwrights of our times, including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, David Edgar, Liz Lochhead, Conor McPherson, Rona Munro, Enda Walsh and Nicholas Wright. More recent additions to the list include plays by Mike Bartlett, Alecky Blythe, Alexi Kaye Campbell, Vivienne Franzmann, debbie tucker green, Ella Hickson, Lucy Kirkwood, Bruce Norris, Nina Raine, Jack Thorne and Tom Wells. NHB also publishes many classic plays in modern translations by leading dramatists including Richard Eyre, Kenneth McLeish, Stephen Mulrine and Mike Poulton, alongside definitive editions of the works of Terence Rattigan and Eugene O’Neill.

‘We are delighted to have the Nick Hern Books list join Drama Online. It will add a strong and significant body of playwriting talent to an already large and impressive collection.’ Jenny Ridout, Editorial Director, Bloomsbury Drama

‘Drama Online rises magnificently to the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, and we’re delighted to join forces with Bloomsbury and Faber and Faber in making the very best dramatic writing available online and on demand around the world.’ Matt Applewhite, Managing Director, Nick Hern Books

‘From its very beginnings twenty-five years ago, Nick Hern Books has set out to publish the best new playwriting to reach the stage. Now the pick of our list of one thousand titles will be available through Drama Online.’ Nick Hern, Founder and Publisher

Content from the Nick Hern Books list will be available on Drama Online from January 2015.

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