Plays for Young People

This section contains all titles included in the categories Plays for Children (under 12 years) and Plays for Young People (12-18 years).

Showing 73-90 of 169 items.

Merlin the Magnificent

The story of King Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, retold by Scotland's leading writer of plays for children.

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Mehndi Night

A touching family tale about resentment and forgiveness on the night before a wedding.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)

A brilliant adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece that places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.

Mary Shelley

A biographical play about Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. Premiered by Shared Experience.

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The Machine Gunners (stage version)

A thrilling adaptation of the beloved, award-winning children's novel.

The Lottie Project (stage version)

An adaptation for the stage of this modern children's classic by the best-selling author and 2005 Children's Laureate.

LIT

A play exploring the turbulent teenage years of a Nottingham girl looking for love in all the wrong places.

Lionboy (stage version)

An adaptation of Zizou Corder's Lionboy novels for award-winning theatre company Complicite.

The Light Burns Blue (Platform Play)

A play inspired by the true story of the Cottingley Fairies. Part of Platform, a series of big-cast plays with predominantly or all-female casts, written specifically for performance by school, college and youth-theatre groups.

Landmines (Multiplay Drama)

A stark, fast-paced and fraught play about political upheaval and the media's relationship with civil violence and terrorism in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Kindertransport

A modern classic about one woman's struggle to come to terms with her past - brutally separated from her German Jewish parents at the age of 9 and brought to England with the promise of a new life...

Kes (stage version)

A tried-and-tested stage adaptation of Barry Hines' novel A Kestrel for a Knave, about a troubled young boy who finds and trains a kestrel.

Kensuke's Kingdom (stage version)

The story of a young boy's fantastic adventure after being washed up on a Pacific island.

katzenmusik (Multiplay Drama)

A darkly comic story about social inequality and upheaval, told in reverse. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Junkyard

A brilliantly honest and witty coming-of-age drama, with music by Stephen Warbeck.

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The Jungle Book (Stuart Paterson stage version)

Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tales, in an acclaimed stage adaptation by Stuart Paterson.

The Jungle Book (Jessica Swale stage version)

Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale of family, belonging and identity has been reimagined in this acclaimed adaptation by Jessica Swale, with original songs by Joe Stilgoe. 

Jekyll & Hyde

A radical re-imagining by playwright Evan Placey of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, written for the National Youth Theatre.