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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Two Billion Beats

An insightful, heartfelt coming-of-age story and a blazing account of inner-city, British-Asian teenage life.

Two Billion Beats (short play version)

A short play about the unfairness of growing up in a world where you don't make the rules. First performed as part of Inside/Outside, a season of short plays staged at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.

Published in volume Inside/Outside

    The Unravelling

    A Fringe First Award-winning fable about the power of mythology to change your life.

    The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping

    A bittersweet comedy about life, love and friendship once school is long gone.

    Us/Them

    An extraordinary, award-winning account of the Beslan School Siege, exploring the entirely individual way children cope with traumatic situations.

    Victoria's Knickers

    An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.

    VS09

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

    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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    The Wardrobe

    A gripping journey through British history that shows how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our past. Part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival.

    Wendy & Peter Pan

    By Ella Hickson Original author J. M. Barrie

    A refreshingly modern version of J.M. Barrie's much-loved story that puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage.

    What I (Don't) Know About Autism

    A sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking journey into the world of autism, mixing narrative, song, dance and direct address to explore this contentious and often misunderstood subject matter.

    When They Go Low

    A play about everyday feminism, consent and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. Written for the National Theatre Connections Festival.

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    Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

    Created by Mark Gatiss