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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Moth

By turns dark and shimmering, Moth is a fast, funny and heartbreaking story about two young people with nowhere to go.

The Machine Gunners (stage version)

A thrilling adaptation of the beloved, award-winning children's novel.

Great Expectations (stage version)

Jo Clifford's beautifully simple adaptation of one of Dickens's best-loved novels brings it thrillingly to life for the stage.

Mary Shelley

A biographical play about Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. Premiered by Shared Experience.

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Mogadishu

A gripping and urgent play about a well-meaning teacher who intervenes on behalf of a troublesome student, with terrifying consequences.

Swallows and Amazons (stage version)

A wonderfully theatrical adaptation of the much-loved children's classic, with songs by Neil Hannon.

Brontë

A compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters - dramatised by Polly Teale and Shared Experience, the team behind After Mrs Rochester and Jane Eyre.

Anna Karenina (stage version)

Helen Edmundson's celebrated adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's enduring classic is a vibrant and deeply moving meditation on the nature of love.

Frankenstein (stage version)

One of the greatest horror stories of all time, in a stage adaptation that sticks closely to Mary Shelley's original novel.

Persuasion (stage version)

By Jane Austen Adapted by Mark Healy

A faithful yet inventive adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, with a set of Production Notes designed to make it easily stageable.

Sense and Sensibility (stage version)

By Jane Austen Adapted by Mark Healy

A faithful yet inventive adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, terrifically actable and readable.

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Beauty and the Beast (National Theatre stage 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.

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