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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Speech & Debate

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

A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)

An adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the best-loved stories ever written – that rediscovers the social conscience of the timeless tale.

The Red Shoes (stage version)

A contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's extraordinary fairytale of dance, desire and destruction.

Natives

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

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'.

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.

The York Mystery Plays

Adapted by Mike Poulton

The greatest story ever told, in a version by Mike Poulton, premiered at York Minster in May 2016.

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Victoria's Knickers

An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.

The Wider Earth

A powerfully dramatic play about Charles Darwin's voyage on board HMS Beagle - an adventure that changed not only his own life, but also the history of the entire world.

A Hundred Words for Snow

A play about a teenage girl's solo journey to the North Pole with her father's ashes.

Sleeping Beauty (stage version)

The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty's curse – as seen through the eyes of the fairy who curses her.

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.