New Plays For Young People


A trilogy of plays by master playwright Charles Way covering themes of neglect, war and adventure. Suitable for children and young people to perform.


New Plays For Young People

by Charles Way

  • New collection of plays for young people across the globe from award-winning playwright.
  • Ideal for schools, colleges and youth theatre companies.


Follow up to the acclaimed PLAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by award-winning playwright, includes:

Missing: a modern take on Hansel and Gretel, about the nature of poverty, inspired also by true events. A gripping story of a brother searching for his missing sister in a sinister world of deceit and unknown peril. This is a modern day fairytale about two children surviving desperate circumstances through a rich mix of power, loyalty, love and sheer cunning. This play won the German Children’s Theatre Prize 2010 and has had eight productions in Germany and one here.

Nivelli’s War: about a six year old German Evacuee and his journey home at the end of WW2.

Pirates: about a boy at sea, the play is on the surface a rollicking pirate tale and can be enjoyed as a fantasy adventure – but it is also a story about a child’s emotional journey as he sails the tempestuous seas of his parents’ separation. This was nominated both for the Writer’s Guild Best Children’s Play and a Helen Hayes Award in America for Outstanding new play. Winner of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education ‘Distinguished Play’ Award 2012.


About the author

Charles Way has written over forty plays, many of them for children and young people. He was commissioned by the National Theatre to write Alice In The News, which children all over Britain have performed. He has also written many plays for radio, and a TV poem for BBC 2, No Borders, set on the Welsh borders, where he lives and has spent most of his creative life.









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