Plays – bringing books to life. Check out what’s on near you.

Check out these plays which will be opening soon in the UK – they might be of interest to you or to young adults you know. The list is not exhaustive – it can’t be as there is so much on in the UK! Hopefully it will get you thinking and checking out what is coming up in your area.

A Monster Calls at the Old Vic (5 July -25 Aug) – if you’re in Bristol check out the dates at the Bristol Old Vic (31 May-16 June). Read a review of the book here.


Sylvia at the Old Vic (1-22 September). A play about the suffragette movement with dance, hip hop, soul and funk.


Peter Pan at Regents Park Open Air Theatre (17 May – 15 June)


Goodnight Mr Tom at the Southwark Playhouse (25 July to 25 August)


Checkout the Royal Shakespeare Company and  The Globe.

Outside of London
Bristol Old Vic website has a number of interesting plays showing this year: A Passage to India, The Elephant Man, Birdsong, Touching the Void and Twelfth Night.

The Lowry  in Greater Manchester will be showing Hamlet, Birdsong, The Winslow Boy and Mary Stuart to name a few.

The Birmingham Rep will be showing The Winslow Boy, The Kite Runner, Brighton Rock.

There are too many to cover them all – so look up your local theatres and see what’s on and what is planned for later in the year.

And if you are overseas – see if The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is going to be showing near you. Its a great play (and book).

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