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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Anna Karenina (stage version)

Helen Edmundson's celebrated adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's enduring classic is a vibrant and deeply moving meditation on the nature of love.

Brontë

A compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters - dramatised by Polly Teale and Shared Experience, the team behind After Mrs Rochester and Jane Eyre.

Swallows and Amazons (stage version)

A wonderfully theatrical adaptation of the much-loved children's classic, with songs by Neil Hannon.

Mogadishu

A gripping and urgent play about a well-meaning teacher who intervenes on behalf of a troublesome student, with terrifying consequences.

Mary Shelley

A biographical play about Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. Premiered by Shared Experience.

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Great Expectations (stage version)

Jo Clifford's beautifully simple adaptation of one of Dickens's best-loved novels brings it thrillingly to life for the stage.

The Machine Gunners (stage version)

A thrilling adaptation of the beloved, award-winning children's novel.

Moth

By turns dark and shimmering, Moth is a fast, funny and heartbreaking story about two young people with nowhere to go.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (stage version)

By Joan Aiken Adapted by Russ Tunney

A thrilling, funny and spectacular adaptation of Joan Aiken's classic children's novel, perfectly suited to performance by theatre companies and drama groups of any size.

Girls Like That

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

Home

A powerful, inventive play exploring the issue of homelessness amongst young people.

Blue Stockings

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage.

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