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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 020 8749 4953.
See also Plays for children (under 12 years)
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.
With a Welsh-language translation, Un Bore Mawrth
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.
An insightful, heartfelt coming-of-age story and a blazing account of inner-city, British-Asian teenage life.
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.
A stage adaptation of Zana Fraillon's powerful and deeply moving novel about the displacement and treatment of refugees and sanctuary seekers in Australia.
£10.99£8.79By Ross Willis
A play about the power of finding your own voice, revolving around a twelve-year-old boy with a stammer.
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.
£10.99£8.79By Carmen Nasr
A powerful, provocative play exploring psychogenic illness amongst groups of women throughout history, premiered by the Almeida Young Company.
£10.99£8.79By Mark Evans
A hilarious, chaotic, Dickensian caper for the stage, based on the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.
On Now & Coming SoonAmanda WhittingtonTatty Hennessy
17 - 20 Aug 22
Leith Arches Venue, EdinburghJessica Swale
3 - 8 Oct 22
Altrincham Garrick PlayhouseAlexi Kaye Campbell
27 Oct - 5 Nov 22
The Miller Centre Theatre Company, Surrey