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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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)

A superb adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous story of the unassuming Dr Jekyll and his dark alter-ego Mr Hyde.

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Jane Eyre (Shared Experience stage version)

A bold and theatrically inventive adaptation of the literary classic that puts the interior life of the novel on stage.

Kindertransport

A modern classic about one woman's struggle to come to terms with her past - brutally separated from her German Jewish parents at the age of 9 and brought to England with the promise of a new life...

His Dark Materials (stage version)

A two-play dramatisation of Philip Pullman's extraordinary award-winning fantasy trilogy, first seen at the National Theatre.

Northanger Abbey (stage version)

A delightful stage version of Jane Austen's earliest novel, her mock-Gothic Romance.

The Canterbury Tales (stage version)

A landmark dramatisation for the Royal Shakespeare Company of one of the foundation stones of English literature.

Noughts & Crosses (RSC stage version)

An electrifying, bittersweet love story with echoes of Romeo and Juliet, set in a society divided by racial bigotry and a world rocked by terrorism. 

A Christmas Carol (Derby Playhouse stage version)

An acclaimed dramatisation of Dickens' well-loved Christmas story - more faithful to the original than any other published version.

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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.

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.

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.

The Machine Gunners (stage version)

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