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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Start Swimming

A play about occupation, revolution and what the future holds for today’s youth.

Boudica

A brand-new ancient-history play in verse that tells the story of one of Britain's most iconic women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel.

Natives

A play about a generation of unlikely heroes that celebrates coming of age online in a chaotic world.

Junkyard

A brilliantly honest and witty coming-of-age drama, with music by Stephen Warbeck.

Speech & Debate

A fiercely funny play by the Tony Award-winning author of The Humans.

Us/Them

An extraordinary, award-winning account of the Beslan School Siege, exploring the entirely individual way children cope with traumatic situations.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (stage version)

By Joan Lindsay Adapted by Tom Wright

A chilling adaptation of Joan Lindsay's classic novel about the disappearance of three Australian schoolgirls in the summer of 1900.

Brainstorm: The Original Playscript

And a Blueprint for Creating Your Own Production

A unique theatrical investigation into how teenagers' brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way they are.

New Labour

A comedy drama about being young, working in a shit job, living in debt, and all the funny and sad things you do to cope.

Broken Biscuits

A beautiful, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud coming-of-age story for our times.

Scorch

A touching and provocative story of first love though the eyes of a gender-curious teen, inspired by recent UK cases of 'gender fraud'.

Banana Boys

A play about the challenges of being on the school football team – and secretly gay.

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