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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War and Peace (stage version)

A magnificent two-play epic, adapted from Tolstoy's novel and first staged by Shared Experience.

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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. 

Treasure Island (stage version)

A fresh and genuinely thrilling adaptation of the classic tale, and one that keeps close to Stevenson's original story.

My Boy Jack

The tragic story of how Rudyard Kipling sent his son to his death in the First World War.

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.

How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

The award-winning play that follows one man's desperate attempts to buck the system, and asks what really makes us who we are in the 21st century.

The Jungle Book (Birmingham Stage Company version)

Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tales, in an acclaimed stage adaptation by Stuart Paterson.

Midnight (stage version)

An adaptation for the stage of this modern children's classic by the best-selling author and 2005 Children's Laureate.

Bad Girls (stage version)

An energetic, fast-moving adaptation for the stage of this modern children's classic, by the best-selling author and 2005 Children's Laureate.

The Lottie Project (stage version)

An adaptation for the stage of this modern children's classic by the best-selling author and 2005 Children's Laureate.

The Canterbury Tales (stage version)

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

Christmas is Miles Away

A touching play about adolescent friendship.

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