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 email@example.com, or call us on 020 8749 4953.
See also Plays for children (under 12 years)
A hard-hitting, poignant play about anti-immigration sentiment in Britain today. In the Multiplay Drama series.
Frank Wedekind's famously banned German play about adolescent sexuality.
£4.99£3.99By James Fritz
A play about occupation, revolution and what the future holds for today’s youth.
By Fin Kennedy
From the heart of London's East End, Stolen Secrets are urban fairytales, bold, lyrical and gruesome, that can be performed individually or together for maximum shock value.
By Tom Wells
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.
An adaptation for the stage of Jacqueline Wilson's popular novel.
A wonderfully theatrical adaptation of the much-loved children's classic, with songs by Neil Hannon.
An epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism in the world of 19th-century women’s boxing.
A thrilling, fast-paced adaptation of the classic novel, considered by Dickens 'the best story I have ever written'.
£9.99£7.99By Mike Lew
A darkly comic, smashed-up retelling of Richard III, Shakespeare's classic tale about the lust for power.
£9.99£7.99By Joel Horwood
A play about a group of young women seeking to form a new type of society and a better way of living. Part of Platform, a series of big-cast plays with predominantly or all-female casts, written specifically for performance by school, college and youth-theatre groups.
On Now & Coming SoonCharles Dickens, adapted by Alastair Cording
23 Jun - 2 Jul 22
The Miller Centre Theatre Company, Surrey