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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East is East

A wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford.

Education, Education, Education

A theatrical love letter to the schools of the 1990s, asking big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies. Full of inventive theatricality and irreverent humour.

Emilia

A riotous, witty reclaiming of the life of Emilia Bassano, poet, mistress, mother, and exceptional woman – widely considered the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets.

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.

The Fall

A funny, moving and candid look at young people's relationships to older people, confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing crises of housing and care.

Far from the Madding Crowd (stage version)

By Thomas Hardy Adapted by Mark Healy

A smouldering adaptation of Thomas Hardy's enduring novel about a spirited and feisty young woman who finds herself playing mistress in a man's world.

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Fast

An ensemble play for teenage performers created by award-winning playwright Fin Kennedy.

Frankenstein (stage version)

One of the greatest horror stories of all time, in a stage adaptation that sticks closely to Mary Shelley's original novel.

Germ Free Adolescent

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

Girls Like That

An urgent and explosive play that explores of the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology.

Glee & Me

A touching drama about a teenage girl diagnosed with a brain tumour, an unexpectedly optimistic portrayal of love and the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.

The Glove Thief

A play about the intersecting lives of four women, and their power to change the course of English history. Part of Platform, an initiative aimed at addressing gender imbalance in theatre.

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