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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Germ Free Adolescent

A fierce, funny and irreverent OCD love story that asks: what exactly is 'normal' anyway?

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A play exploring the turbulent teenage years of a Nottingham girl looking for love in all the wrong places.

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Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) (2019 edition)

By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

A loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic.

The Changing Room

A play about being a teenager, written specifically for young people, part of the 2018 National Theatre Connections Festival.

Blister

A tense relationship drama which examines how the effects of one moment can ripple through a galaxy of lives. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Blue

A disquieting and darkly funny play which shines a light on the state of mental-health services in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

katzenmusik

A darkly comic story about social inequality and upheaval, told in reverse. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Landmines

A stark, fast-paced and fraught play about political upheaval and the media's relationship with civil violence and terrorism in modern Britain. In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Real Estate

A sharply observed, epic play combining elements of social realism and satire, which asks: who do our homes really belong to, and who gets to tell our stories? In the Multiplay Drama series.

The Red Helicopter

A thrilling, epic story about innocence, community and the dangerous power of unquestioning belief. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Skunk

A surreal, dreamlike and hilarious play exploring the pressures and transformations that happen to teenagers as they grow up. In the Multiplay Drama series.

Spooky Action at a Distance

A hard-hitting, poignant play about anti-immigration sentiment in Britain today. In the Multiplay Drama series.