Vicky Ireland and Paul Harman’s new book ‘50 Best Plays for Young Audiences:Â theatre-making for children and young people in England: 1965-2015‘ is being launched at ‘On the Edge, theÂ World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences‘ in Birmingham 2 – 6 July.
This new book published by Aurora Metro is a guide to those writing and working in Childrenâ€™s Theatre, Theatre-in-Education and Drama-in-Education, and gives the reader an overview of how Theatre for Young Audiences in the UK became one of Britainâ€™s top cultural exports with shows like â€˜Matilda â€“ the Musicalâ€™ touring globally.
For the book, Vicky and Paul polled those working in this field for their suggestions for the best plays from the past 50 years. Theyâ€™ve now compiled this featuring one key play from 1965 to 2015. And what an amazing list!