Plays to Use

The list of plays below have been suggested by ND members as ones that work for them. Please get in touch if you want to add to this list.
Ali Warren – ND Secondary Officer

PLAYS FOR KEY STAGE 4
Evan Placey’s Girls Like That – Nominated by Gemma Woffinden: “Good strong girls parts and ensemble pieces.”
Denis Kelly’s DNA – Nominated by Amy Cannon: “Great monologues and the students can relate to the characters.”
Adapted by Simon Stephens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time –  Nominated by Amy Cannon: “Fantastic physical theatre opportunities, superb characterisation and the Pop up characters are good for teaching about making every moment count.”
Anything by Jim Cartwright! – Nominated by Sacha Donnelly.
Tim Supple’s  Collected Grimm Tales: “Short lively gruesome version of fairy tales with great opportunities for physical theatre and multi roling.”
Olwen Wymark Find Me: “A episodic tale of a girl with undiagnosed mental illness and the effect on her family. Easily adapted for GCSE performance.”
Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should: “Strong female characters played across their ages.”
Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock “Sharp writing for teenage characters – watch the violence at the end as it’s inspired by Columbine and it needs careful handling.”

PLAYS FOR KEY STAGE 5
Evan Placey’s Pronoun – Nominated by Gemma Woffinden: “Good for A Level about a transgender teenager.”
Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House – Nominated by Keith Burt: “Success with AS Edexcel Unit 1.”
David Hare’s The Permanent Way: “A verbatim piece looking at the great railways disasters – Paddington in particular. Great ensemble moments with strong monologues.”
Diene Petterle, Neil Monaghan and Christopher Hienman’s 100: “Set in Death’s waiting room where the characters recreate the worlds they came from and the worlds they like to go to”
Polly Stenham’s That Face: “Family relationships at straining point; great for A Level students to get their teeth into”

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