Photo Flash: Nick Hern Books Throws Birthday Party Celebrating 30 Years
Since they published their first title, Mrs Klein by Nicholas Wright, alongside its National Theatre production in 1988, Nick Hern Books (NHB) has gone from strength to strength. The company now boasts over 1500 titles on their list, and a staff of thirteen based at their London office in Shepherd's Bush. In honor of their 30th birthday the company threw a party to celebrate. Check out the photos below!Recent publication highlights have included Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries by Antony Sher; The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth (Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards for Best New Play); Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women's Lives, a series of monologues by female playwrights marking the centenary of women's suffrage in the UK, published alongside their broadcast on BBC Four; acclaimed Jamaican family drama Nine Night by Natasha Gordon; the stunning Girl from the North Country by Conor McPherson, a musical featuring the songs of Bob Dylan; legal and relationship drama Consent by Nina Raine, now playing in London's West End; and a new edition of Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Angels in America by Tony Kushner, published alongside the National Theatre revival starring Andrew Garfield. More details can be found at www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/nhb30. Matt Applewhite, Managing Director of Nick Hern Books, said: 'We're delighted to be celebrating NHB's 30th anniversary in 2018. Over the last three decades we've been proud to work with our authors and partners to build an unrivalled list of quality, award-winning plays and theatre books, and to share those with readers in the UK and around the world. The whole NHB team would like to thank everyone who's been a part of our story to date - we're very excited to be running a number of initiatives to celebrate this milestone, and look forward to a bright future as the UK's leading specialist theatre publisher.
Photo Credit: Dan Wooller
Alecky Blythe and Nick Hern
Indhu Rubasingham and Alexis Zegerman
Jon Barton, Tamara von Werthern and West End Producer
Nick Hern and Harriet Walter