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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Great Expectations (RSC stage version)

A gritty adaptation of Dickens' least sentimental love story with a cast of some of his most unforgettable characters.

Coram Boy (stage version)

A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatised from the Whitbread award-winning novel set in 18th-century England.

Be My Baby

A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 1960s Britain.

Northanger Abbey (stage version)

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

His Dark Materials (stage version)

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

Animal Farm (stage version)

A powerful and straightforward dramatisation of Orwell's enduring parable on the perils of totalitarianism.

Sleeping Beauty (stage version)

The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty's curse – as seen through the eyes of the fairy who curses her.

Beauty and the Beast (RSC stage version)

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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A strikingly original play combining traditional storytelling with physical theatre, created by The Imaginary Body. Winner of a Fringe First Award at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Emma (stage version)

A bold, witty and fresh adaptation of Jane Austen's novel which, while thoroughly modern, retains the spirit and much of the language of the original.

Cuba

A play written for young people to perform, about two schoolgirls and their daring response to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Kes (stage version)

A tried-and-tested stage adaptation of Barry Hines' novel A Kestrel for a Knave, about a troubled young boy who finds and trains a kestrel.

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