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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Noughts & Crosses (Sabrina Mahfouz/Pilot Theatre version)

An award-winning of the gripping Romeo and Juliet story, a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.

Bright. Young. Things. (Platform Play)

A funny, fast-paced play about identity, truth and the challenge of finding out who you really are. Part of Platform, an initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books, aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

Heavy Weather (Platform Play)

A powerful, timely play featuring songs, about one girl taking control of her destiny in a world teetering on the brink. Part of Platform, an initiative aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre.

Wuthering Heights (Brontë/Sheridan stage version)

A ferocious, wild and utterly exhilarating adaptation of Emily Brontë's indelible masterpiece.

What I (Don't) Know About Autism

A sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking journey into the world of autism, mixing narrative, song, dance and direct address to explore this contentious and often misunderstood subject matter.

The Small Hours

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

When They Go Low

A play about everyday feminism, consent and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. Written for the National Theatre Connections Festival.

Teenage Dick

A darkly comic, smashed-up retelling of Richard III, Shakespeare's classic tale about the lust for power.

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Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale

By Piers Torday Original author Charles Dickens

A revitalised stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's Christmas tale, by renowned author Piers Torday, focussing on Ebenezer Scrooge's sister Fan, the most monstrous miser ever known.

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.

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. 

Germ Free Adolescent

A fierce, funny and irreverent OCD love story that asks: what exactly is 'normal' anyway?

LIT

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

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

A loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic.

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

A madcap adventure story for young people (and older detectives) to watch, read and perform.

The Changing Room

A play about being a teenager, written specifically for young people, part of the 2018 National Theatre Connections Festival.

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.