Plays for Children (under 12 years)

See also Plays for young people (12-18 years)

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Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre version)

Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010.

Wendy & Peter Pan

By Ella Hickson Original author J. M. Barrie

A refreshingly modern version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story that puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage.

How To Be A Kid

A touching and funny story of family, friends and fitting in, How To Be A Kid is ideal for seven- to eleven-year-olds to watch, read and perform.

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.

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Adapted by Enda Walsh

Mischievously adapted from Roald Dahl's story, acclaimed playwright Enda Walsh turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the stage.

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.

Beauty and the Beast (RSC version)

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, with music by Mick Sands drawn from traditional French folk melodies.

Sleeping Beauty (Young Vic version)

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

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

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

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.

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. 

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