Most Performed

Our most popular plays for amateur performance, based on the number of licenses issued in 2023.

The 40 titles listed below were our most popular titles licensed for performance by amateur groups worldwide.

Read more about the Top Ten most performed plays of 2023, over on our Blog>>

Showing 29-40 of 40 items.

Di and Viv and Rose

A warm and funny play about female friendship, crackling with wit and poignant observation.

Consent

A powerful, painful, funny play about the meaning of justice and consent when two friends take opposing briefs in a rape case.

The Children

Two ageing nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage on the coast, as the world around them crumbles. Then an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

Chaos

A symphony of characters searching for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.

Bright. Young. Things.

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.

Brainstorm: The Original Playscript

And a Blueprint for Creating Your Own Production

A unique theatrical investigation into how teenagers' brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way they are.

Blue Stockings

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage.

Bleak Expectations

A hilarious, chaotic, Dickensian caper for the stage, based on the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

Be My Baby

A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 1960s Britain.

The Ballad of Maria Marten

A thrilling play based on the nineteenth-century Red Barn Murder in Suffolk, rediscovering the lost story of the murder victim, Maria Marten.

Around the World in 80 Days (stage version)

By Laura Eason Original author Jules Verne

Laura Eason's celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel, a dazzling escapade that packs in more than fifty unforgettable characters.

After Life

By Jack Thorne Original author Hirokazu Kore-eda

A surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives, and a haunting meditation on what it is to live – and to die.

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