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).

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The Glove Thief (Platform Play)

A play about the intersecting lives of four women, and their power to change the course of English history. Part of Platform, an initiative aimed at addressing gender imbalance in theatre.

A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)

Charles Dickens' timeless classic, brought to life in a joyous new adaptation by Jack Thorne.

A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)

An adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the best-loved stories ever written – that rediscovers the social conscience of the timeless tale.

The Red Shoes (stage version)

A contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's extraordinary fairytale of dance, desire and destruction.

The Fall

A funny, moving and candid look at young people's relationships to older people, confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing crises of housing and care.

How to Spot an Alien

A play for young people (age five and up) to watch, read and perform, about one confused alien, two brave kids and a busted spaceship.

Emilia

A riotous, witty reclaiming of the life of Emilia Bassano, poet, mistress, mother, and exceptional woman – widely considered the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets.

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The Sweet Science of Bruising

An epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism in the world of 19th-century women’s boxing.

The Wider Earth

A powerfully dramatic play about Charles Darwin's voyage on board HMS Beagle - an adventure that changed not only his own life, but also the history of the entire world.

Victoria's Knickers

An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.

Drip

By Tom Wells By (composer) Matthew Robins

A one-man musical comedy about a fifteen-year-old boy who finds himself in deep water when he joins a synchronised swimming team, even though he can't swim.

A Hundred Words for Snow

A play about a teenage girl's solo journey to the North Pole with her father's ashes.

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Alcatraz

A thrilling play about family and social care that follows 11-year-old Sandy on her daring, Christmas mission to emulate Clint Eastwood and bust her gran out of lock-up.

Blister (Multiplay Drama)

A tense relationship drama which examines how the effects of one moment can ripple through a galaxy of lives. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Blue (Multiplay Drama)

A disquieting and darkly funny play which shines a light on the state of mental-health services in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

katzenmusik (Multiplay Drama)

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

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.

The Real Estate (Multiplay Drama)

A sharply observed, epic play combining elements of social realism and satire, which asks: who do our homes really belong to, and who gets to tell our stories? In the Multiplay Drama series.