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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Landmines

A stark, fast-paced and fraught play about political upheaval and the media's relationship with civil violence and terrorism in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Real Estate

A sharply observed, epic play combining elements of social realism and satire, which asks: who do our homes really belong to, and who gets to tell our stories? In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Red Helicopter

A thrilling, epic story about innocence, community and the dangerous power of unquestioning belief. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Skunk

A surreal, dreamlike and hilarious play exploring the pressures and transformations that happen to teenagers as they grow up. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Spooky Action at a Distance

A hard-hitting, poignant play about anti-immigration sentiment in Britain today. In the Multiplay Drama series.

THREE

A funny, dark and thrilling play about family connections and the fallout from violence. In the Multiplay Drama series.

VS09

A sharp, fast-paced exploration of the possibilities of love, friendship and healing in the search for home. In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Changing Room

A play about being a teenager, written specifically for young people, part of the 2018 National Theatre Connections Festival.

LIT

A play exploring the turbulent teenage years of a Nottingham girl looking for love in all the wrong places.

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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.

Germ Free Adolescent

A fierce, funny and irreverent OCD love story that asks: what exactly is 'normal' anyway?

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)

A brilliant adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece that places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.

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