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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Scuttlers

A thrillingly fast-paced play about youthful disaffection, protest and violence, drawing on the history of the Scuttlers, the youth gangs of nineteenth-century Manchester.

Second Person Narrative (Platform Play)

A play about growing up, and forging your own identity. 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.

Secrets (stage version)

 An adaptation for the stage of Jacqueline Wilson's popular novel.

Selfie

A smart and intense play from an award-winning Canadian playwright, about the complexities of relationships and community, and the nature of consent.

Sense and Sensibility (stage version)

By Jane Austen Adapted by Mark Healy

A faithful yet inventive adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, terrifically actable and readable.

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The Shakespeare Revue

An enchanting collection of witty music and skits about the Bard, devised for and first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Skunk (Multiplay Drama)

A surreal, dreamlike and hilarious play exploring the pressures and transformations that happen to teenagers as they grow up. In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Sleeping Beauty

A variation on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, by the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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Sleeping Beauty (Young Vic version)

The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty's curse – as seen through the eyes of the fairy who curses her.

The Small Hours

A National Theatre Connections play about teenagers, nightlife, and the small choices that have momentous consequences.

The Snow Queen

A superb children's play, drawn from the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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Speech & Debate

A fiercely funny play by the Tony Award-winning author of The Humans.

Spooky Action at a Distance (Multiplay Drama)

A hard-hitting, poignant play about anti-immigration sentiment in Britain today. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Spring Awakening

Frank Wedekind's famously banned German play about adolescent sexuality.

Spring Awakening (musical)

The groundbreaking rock musical about teenage sexuality, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

Start Swimming

A play about occupation, revolution and what the future holds for today’s youth.

Stolen Secrets

From the heart of London's East End, Stolen Secrets are urban fairytales, bold, lyrical and gruesome, that can be performed individually or together for maximum shock value.

Stuff

A play about friendship and loss – and the way people try to do the right thing for their mates when there isn't really a right thing to do. Written specifically for young people as part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.