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Nick Hern Books 2017

CLOSED: Win the Ultimate Theatre Lover’s Prize

First Published 5 December 2017, Last Updated 19 January 2018

Love theatre? Then this is the perfect end-of-year prize draw for you. We’ve teamed up Nick Hern Books and Theatre Tokens to bring you an amazing opportunity to win the ultimate theatre-lover’s prize this festive season, worth more than a whopping combined £1,000!



One very lucky winner will receive a copy of every single Nick Hern Books publication of 2017 – a huge, amazing mix of award-winning plays, essential practical guides and fascinating theatre reads worth more than £1,000. These are just some of the books included:

— Great new reads for theatre-lovers including Tip of the Tongue by Peter Brook, Shakespeare on Stage: Volume 2 by Julian Curry, All Change Please by Lucy Kerbel, and West End Producer’s hilarious new book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Going to the Theatre (But Were Too Sloshed to Ask, Dear)

— Scripts from top London productions such as The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth, Angels In America by Tony Kushner, Consent by Nina Raine, Follies by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman, Oslo by J. T. Rogers, Touch by Vicky Jones, Girl From The North Country by Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan, Queen Anne by Helen Edmundson, Albion by Mike Bartlett, An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Mosquitoes by Lucy Kirkwood

— Essential practical books including Creating Worlds: How to Make Immersive Theatre, Playing the Mask and Drama Games for Actors

— Queers, a collection of monologues curated by Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss celebrating a century of evolving social attitudes and political milestones in British gay history

It’s enough to start your own theatre library! To view Nick Hern Book’s full range of titles, visit www.nickhernbooks.co.uk.



Plus, you’ll also receive £100 in Theatre Tokens, which you can use to see the shows of your dreams at more than 240 venues nationwide including London’s West End. You can also use them to book for our New Year Sale (via phone on 0115 896 0078). Also, Tokens have no expiry date, so you have plenty of time to decide exactly when and where. Take a look at the full list of venues where to use Theatre Tokens and more details on Gift Cards and eGifts.


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