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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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage (stage version)

The stage version of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, which is set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt.

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With a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth

By Alison Carr Translated by Daf James

A funny and playful drama written specifically for young people, about what happens when the world literally turns upside-down. Bilingual edition: includes the original English play with a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth, by playwright Daf James.

Two Billion Beats

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

Red Pitch

A fast-paced and sharp-edged play telling a coming-of-age story about three young footballers, exploring the impact of gentrification and regeneration on London's communities.

The Bone Sparrow (stage version)

A stage adaptation of Zana Fraillon's powerful and deeply moving novel about the displacement and treatment of refugees and sanctuary seekers in Australia.

Wonder Boy

A play about the power of finding your own voice, revolving around a twelve-year-old boy with a stammer.

Jane Eyre (stage version)

A witty and fleet-footed adaptation that lays bare the beating heart of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, whilst staying true to its revolutionary spirit.

The Maladies

A powerful, provocative play exploring psychogenic illness amongst groups of women throughout history, premiered by the Almeida Young Company.

Bleak Expectations (stage version)

A hilarious, chaotic, Dickensian caper for the stage, based on the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

A-Typical Rainbow

An uplifting play about the experience of growing up neurodivergent and queer in early 2000s Britain, based on real events from the perspective of the writer and the autistic community.

Little Women (stage version)

A joyful and spirited adaptation of one of the best-loved novels of all time.