50 Best Plays Young Audiences

Vicky Ireland and Paul Harman’s new book ‘50 Best Plays for Young Audiences: theatre-making for children and young people in England: 1965-2015‘ is being launched at ‘On the Edge, the 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 Children’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 Britain’s top cultural exports with shows like ‘Matilda – the Musical’ 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. They’ve now compiled this featuring one key play from 1965 to 2015. And what an amazing list!