This month we publish the smash-hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, which has arrived in the West End after conquering Broadway, and is already one of the biggest hits of the year. Our edition has exclusive new content, and colour photos too.

We've also got Mike Lew's dark and witty new version of Richard III, Teenage Dick, at the Donmar; and Piers Torday's adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Wilton's Music Hall, with a female Scrooge.

There are new plays from Ella Hickson and Alexandra Wood, and two National Theatre Connections plays for young perfomers, from Natalie Mitchell and Katherine Soper.

Plus, our brand new Playscript Subscriptions, the perfect present for any theatre lover. That's Christmas all wrapped up!

Please note: last orders for print books on the Nick Hern Books website is 12 noon on Monday 16 December. After that, orders will not be despatched until we return in January. Ebook orders will be fulfilled as normal. Playscript Subscriptions are available for pre-Christmas purchase until 2pm on 24 December.
OUT NOW & COMING SOON
Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
Levenson, Pasek & Paul

Undoubtedly one of the hits of the year, the West End musical that everyone's talking about, in an edition with exclusive content and colour photos. 'A superb, unmissable musical' Independent
Swive [Elizabeth]
Swive [Elizabeth]
Ella Hickson

Ella Hickson's new play, about how women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure, premieres in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe this month.
The Welkin
COMING SOON:
The Welkin
Lucy Kirkwood
 
Lucy Kirkwood's new play about a woman sentenced to hang for murder in 18th-century rural Suffolk. Out January 2020 alongside its National Theatre premiere.
Teenage Dick
Teenage Dick
Mike Lew

Mike Lew's darkly comic retelling of Shakespeare's Richard III, exploring the lust for power in an American high school. Published alongside its UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse this month.
The Tyler Sisters
The Tyler Sisters
Alexandra Wood

Three women, forty years, one ever-evolving bond. Alexandra Wood's new play, about the deep and unruly waters of sisterhood, premieres at Hampstead Theatre this month.
When They Go Low
COMING SOON:
When They Go Low
Natalie Mitchell

 
A National Theatre Connections play about everyday feminism and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. Published later this month.
Christmas Carol
Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale
adapt. Piers Torday
 
A reinvention of Dickens's timeless classic, premiering at Wilton's Musical Hall this month. Ebenezer has died and his sister Fan has inherited his money-lending business. 'A cracking piece of theatre' WhatsOnStage
Jez Butterworth Plays: Two
COMING SOON:
Plays: Two

Jez Butterworth
 
Three extraordinary plays (Jerusalem, The River and The Ferryman) plus a short film, The Clear Road Ahead, and exclusive additional content. Out January 2020.
The Small Hours
COMING SOON:
The Small Hours
Katherine Soper

A National Theatre Connections play about teenagers, nightlife, and the small choices that have momentous consequences. Published later this month.
Playscript Subscriptions
Not sure what to buy your theatre-loving friend or relative for Christmas? Or just fancy treating yourself? Either way, take a look at our Playscript Subscriptions: the new way to keep up to date with the most exciting contemporary plays by today's top writers.

Each month we'll send you (or your chosen recipient) one newly published Nick Hern Books playscript selected by our expert team. It could be a major premiere from a big-name playwright, a timely new version of a classic, or a fresh and exciting work by a talented, up-and-coming writer – all hot off the press, and straight from the UK and Ireland's most renowned stages.

Nick Hern Books Playscript Subscriptions come in 6-Month or 12-Month packages. They're available for UK customers to purchase now – just in time for Christmas! – with the first plays due to go out in January 2020.

Plus, if you subscribe before 24 December, we'll enter you into a PRIZE DRAW to win twelve fantastic plays we published in 2019! More details here. (Last order date for Playscript Subscriptions starting January 2020 is 2pm on 24 December)
BLOG POST: PIERS TORDAY ON HIS FEMALE SCROOGE
Christmas Carol blog post
'Ebenezer Scrooge is a resolutely masculine character. But what happens when we reimagine him as woman?'

Acclaimed children's author Piers Torday has adapted A Christmas Carol with a female Scrooge, using Ebenezer's sister Fan in Dickens's original story as his starting point.

Read more on our blog, and see the show at Wilton's Music Hall, London, until 4 January.
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