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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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.

The Red Shoes (stage version)

A contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's extraordinary fairytale of dance, desire and destruction.

The Fall

A funny, moving and candid look at young people's relationships to older people, confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing crises of housing and care.

The Sweet Science of Bruising

An epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism in the world of 19th-century women’s boxing.

The Wider Earth

A powerfully dramatic play about Charles Darwin's voyage on board HMS Beagle - an adventure that changed not only his own life, but also the history of the entire world.

Victoria's Knickers

An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.

Drip

By Tom Wells By (composer) Matthew Robins

A one-man musical comedy about a fifteen-year-old boy who finds himself in deep water when he joins a synchronised swimming team, even though he can't swim.

A Hundred Words for Snow

A play about a teenage girl's solo journey to the North Pole with her father's ashes.

Alcatraz

A thrilling play about family and social care that follows 11-year-old Sandy on her daring, Christmas mission to emulate Clint Eastwood and bust her gran out of lock-up.

Blister

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

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.

katzenmusik

A darkly comic story about social inequality and upheaval, told in reverse. In the Multiplay Drama series.

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Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

Created by Mark Gatiss