Plays for Young People (12-18 years)

This section lists plays that are especially suited to young people aged 12 and above, for reading, study or performance. Please note that some of the plays included here contain adult language and/or tackle challenging issues. We're always happy to advise on the suitability of any of our plays: send us an email at info@nickhernbooks.co.uk, or call us on 020 8749 4953.

See also Plays for children (under 12 years)

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Treasure Island (Le Navet Bete stage version)

A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, family-friendly retelling of a classic story.

Glee & Me

A touching drama about a teenage girl diagnosed with a brain tumour, an unexpectedly optimistic portrayal of love and the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.

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, winner of the Best Entertainment or Comedy Play at the Olivier Awards.

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 – A Ghost Story (stage version)

A spine-tingling stage adaptation that is faithful to the heart and spirit of Charles Dickens' much-loved festive ghost story – with an emphasis on the ghostly.

My Family and Other Animals (stage version)

A delightful and inventive stage version of Gerald Durrell's well-loved memoir of a childhood growing up in Corfu.

The IT

A darkly comic state-of-the-nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within.

Two Billion Beats

An insightful, heartfelt coming-of-age story and a blazing account of inner-city, British-Asian teenage life.

Red Pitch

A fast-paced and sharp-edged play telling a coming-of-age story about three young footballers, exploring the impact of gentrification and regeneration on London's communities.

Wonder Boy

A play about the power of finding your own voice, revolving around a twelve-year-old boy with a stammer.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) (2019 edition)

By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

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

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.

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