Recommended Plays

This list encompasses plays for a diverse range of school ages. Many of the play pages will provide further indication of the intended cast age. You can also get these recommendations delivered via email.



Read – read the play as a genre of writing.

Read aloud – allocate parts and read aloud in class.

Study – dive into the themes and ideas the play presents, discuss and analyse.

Perform in class – excerpts or scenes.

Produce (see production licensing) – as a class or whole school production.

Use as stimulus for making and responding – use the script and its style and themes as a jumping off point for creating a response.


NOTE: There is staging advice for some plays. The advice comments on casting, performing and presenting in an education context.

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