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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Chaos

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

Stuff

A play about friendship and loss – and the way people try to do the right thing for their mates when there isn't really a right thing to do. Written specifically for young people as part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival.

My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?)

A joyous, chaotic, autobiographical play telling the story of actor, writer and social-media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate a Disney parade they performed as a twelve-year-old for their Grandma.

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.