Earthquakes in London

Author: Mike Bartlett
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408135648
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: Drama

It's Cabaret, we've got our heads down and we're dancing and drinking as fast as we can. The enemy is on its way, but this time it doesn't have guns and gas it has storms and earthquakes, fire and brimstone.... You were the glimmer. At the end of the tunnel. And you went out. An all-pervasive fear of the future and a guilty pleasure in the excesses of the present drive Mike Bartlett's epic rollercoaster of a play from 1968 to 2525 and back again. Earthquakes in London includes burlesque strip shows, bad dreams, social breakdown, population explosion, worldwide paranoia. It is a fast and furious metropolitan crash of people, scenes and decades, as three sisters attempt to navigate their dislocated lives and loves, while their dysfunctional father, a brilliant scientist, predicts global catastrophe. Mike Bartlett's contemporary and directed dialogue combines a strong sense of humanity with epic ambition, as well as finely-aimed shafts of political comment embedded effortlessly into every scene.

Not Talking

Author: Mike Bartlett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350089747
Release Date: 2018-07-04
Genre: Performing Arts

If I don't want to tell anyone, it's up to me, right? Lucy knows James has avoided the battle. Mark knows Amanda has fought for her life. But speaking the truth could bring everything crashing down. What happens if we live a life of not talking? Olivier award-winning writer Mike Bartlett's gripping and lyrical first play unlocks a culture of silence and gives voice to the human casualties when things are easier done than said. This edition was published to coincide with a new production at the Arcola Theatre and features an introduction by the author.


Author: Mike Bartlett
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1848424663
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Drama

A razor-sharp play about the fine line between office politics and playground bullying, Bull offers ringside seats as three employees fight to keep their jobs. Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, 2015 Mike Bartlett's acid-tongued play opened at the Young Vic, London, in 2015, directed by Clare Lizzimore. It was originally performed at the Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield in 2013, where it won the UK Theatre Awards for Best New Play.


Author: Mike Bartlett
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1848424728
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Drama

An invasive and unnerving new play from celebrated writer Mike Bartlet (Cock,King Charles III).


Author: Mike Bartlett
ISBN: 1848427158
Release Date: 2018-02
Genre: Abion (N.Y.)

A new play from the award-winning writer of King Charles III.


Author: Mike Bartlett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474229654
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Drama

But that's what this is, isn't it? The ultimate bitch fight. When John takes a break from his boyfriend, his accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out . . . Mike Bartlett's metrosexual play about love and longing provides us with questions of who we are and who we want to be. John's refusal to fix his identity disturbs and disrupts the lives of those around him in this contemporary tale of sex without nudity and struggle without violence. Mike Bartlett's punchy story takes a playful, candid look at one man's sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice. Cock premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 13 November 2009. It is published here in the Modern Classics series, featuring an introduction by Mark O'Thomas.

King Charles III

Author: Mike Bartlett
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1848423977
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Drama

Mike Bartlett's provocative ‘future history play’ explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family. Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? The play draws on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, with much of the dialogue written in blank verse, a comic subplot, and even the occasional appearance of a significant ghost... King Charles III premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in April 2014.

The Age of Earthquakes

Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101982419
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Social Science

A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era. 50 years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture in The Medium is the Massage, Basar, Coupland and Obrist extend the analysis to today, touring the world that’s redefined by the Internet, decoding and explaining what they call the 'extreme present'. THE AGE OF EARTHQUAKES is a quick-fire paperback, harnessing the images, language and perceptions of our unfurling digital lives. The authors offer five characteristics of the Extreme Present (see below); invent a glossary of new words to describe how we are truly feeling today; and ‘mindsource’ images and illustrations from over 30 contemporary artists. Wayne Daly’s striking graphic design imports the surreal, juxtaposed, mashed mannerisms of screen to page. It’s like a culturally prescient, all-knowing email to the reader: possibly the best email they will ever read. Welcome to THE AGE OF EARTHQUAKES, a paper portrait of Now, where the Internet hasn’t just changed the structure of our brains these past few years, it’s also changing the structure of the planet. This is a new history of the world that fits perfectly in your back pocket. 30+ artists contributions: With contributions from Farah Al Qasimi, Ed Atkins, Alessandro Bavo, Gabriele Basilico, Josh Bitelli, James Bridle, Cao Fei, Alex Mackin Dolan, Thomas Dozol, Constant Dullaart, Cecile B Evans, Rami Farook, Hans-Peter Feldmann, GCC, K-Hole, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Eloise Hawser, Camille Henrot, Hu Fang, K-Hole, Koo Jeong-A, Katja Novitskova, Lara Ogel, Trevor Paglen, Yuri Patterson, Jon Rafman, Bunny Rogers, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Taryn Simon, Hito Steyerl, Michael Stipe, Rosemarie Trockel, Amalia Ulman, David Weir, Trevor Yeung. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Mike Bartlett
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1848425724
Release Date: 2016-06-09

A darkly comic play that explores the unexpected and life-changing consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level.

Great Britain

Author: Richard Bean
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781783197125
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Performing Arts

Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an narchic and foulmouthed satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Paige Britain is the ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers.

The Effect

Author: Lucy Prebble
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474272032
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: Performing Arts

I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect. The Effect is a clinical romance. Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, however, Tristan and Connie manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the clinicians involved. This funny, moving and perhaps surprisingly human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside ideas of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction. Following on from the critical and commercial success of Enron, The Effect offers a vibrant theatrical exploration into the human brain via the heart. It received its world premiere at the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre in November 2012, starring Billie Piper and Jonjo O'Neill. It is published here in the Modern Classics series alongside an introduction by Miriam Gillinson.

The Contingency Plan

Author: Steve Waters
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: UOM:39015080896502
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Drama

Premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in April 2009.

Earthquakes and Animals

Author: Motoji Ikeya
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814485104
Release Date: 2004-06-25
Genre: Nature

Those who survive major earthquakes often report the occurrence of mysterious phenomena beforehand — unusual animal and plant behavior, lightning, strange clouds and malfunctioning electrical appliances. In fact these stories are legendary the world over. But are they merely legends? Are the many people who report them just superstitious or suffering from over-active imaginations? Earthquakes and Animals brings objective science to bear on these old legends. But this is not the suspect science associated with recent attempts to validate UFO sightings. The book places in front of the reader the simple laboratory evidence for the behaviour of animals, plants and objects when they are subjected to intense electromagnetic pulses. In many cases they behave in ways that have been recorded for centuries — and are still reported today — as earthquake-related. Written for both the general public and scientists, Earthquakes and Animals demonstrates experimentally a physical basis for the old earthquake legends. It also adds tantalisingly to the science of earthquake prediction and cautiously suggests a legitimate new field of study — electromagnetic seismology. Contents:Legends of Unusual Phenomena Before Earthquakes — Wisdom or Superstition?Precursors Before Recent Earthquakes — Kobe, Izmit, Taiwan and IndiaEarth Sciences and ElectromagnetismUnusual Animal Behavior I: What Do They Detect? — Electric Field EffectsUnusual Animal Behavior II: Rock Compression and Increased Animal ActivityUnusual Plant Responses Before EarthquakesAtmospheric Precursors — Earthquake Light, Clouds, Sun, Moon, Stars and RainbowsPrecursor Phenomena — On Land, Sea and ElsewhereMysteries Before Earthquakes — The Behavior of Electric AppliancesForecasting Using Animal MonitoringMonitoring Seismo-Electromagnetic Signals (SEMS) — A General Survey Readership: General readers; teachers and students interested in science; geophysicists (seismologists), physicists and engineers interested in electromagnetism and biology. Keywords:Earthquakes;Animals;Natural Electromagnetic Phenomena


Author: Lucy Kirkwood
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1848425821
Release Date: 2018-07-31
Genre: Drama

A new play from the acclaimed writer of Chimerica. World premiere at the National Theatre.

Why the Earth Quakes

Author: Matthys Levy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393315274
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

Discusses the nature of earthquakes and volcanoes, examines past occurences, and reveals up-to-date measures that are currently taken to protect against their destructive power