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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Jane Eyre (Shared Experience stage version)

A bold and theatrically inventive adaptation of the literary classic that puts the interior life of the novel on stage.

Jane Eyre (stage version)

A witty and fleet-footed adaptation that lays bare the beating heart of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, whilst staying true to its revolutionary spirit.

Jekyll & Hyde (National Youth Theatre version)

A radical re-imagining by playwright Evan Placey of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, written for the National Youth Theatre.

The Jungle Book (Birmingham Stage Company version)

Rudyard Kipling's classic jungle tales, in an acclaimed stage adaptation by Stuart Paterson.

The Jungle Book (Children's Touring Partnership stage version)

Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale of family, belonging and identity has been reimagined in this acclaimed adaptation by Jessica Swale, with original songs by Joe Stilgoe. 

Junkyard

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

katzenmusik

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

Kes (stage version)

A tried-and-tested stage adaptation of Barry Hines' novel A Kestrel for a Knave, about a troubled young boy who finds and trains a kestrel.

Kindertransport

A modern classic about one woman's struggle to come to terms with her past - brutally separated from her German Jewish parents at the age of 9 and brought to England with the promise of a new life...

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 Light Burns Blue

A play inspired by the true story of the Cottingley Fairies. Part of Platform, a series of big-cast plays with predominantly or all-female casts, written specifically for performance by school, college and youth-theatre groups.

Lionboy (stage version)

An adaptation of Zizou Corder's Lionboy novels for award-winning theatre company Complicite.