Introducing the Nick Hern Book Multiplay Drama series of large-cast plays specifically written for young people - all now available to read and perform.
Ten new Multiplay Drama plays available to read and perform
Newly released by Nick Hern Books, Multiplay Drama: Season 2 expands the series adding ten new plays for younger performers, historical dramas, and plays with music - as well as providing further plays which grapple with the most urgent issues facing our world today.
Most offer flexible casting to adapt to the size and make-up of your particular group, and many provide opportunities to incorporate other skills such as movement and singing.
See more about all of the new Multiplay Drama plays below - plus, read free extracts and request the full scripts online.
As We Face the Sun
by Kit Withington
Cast: Flexible (4-50, any gender)
A group of former classmates gather to remember their deceased friend in this tender story about growing up, the pleasures of friendship, why we hold onto things and how we might start to let go.
by Chris Bush
Cast: 5f, 5m or more (very large cast is possible, over 80 roles)
This riotous play - with original music by Russell Hepplewhite - transports beloved Shakespearean characters to the chaos of a busy modern-day hospital.
by Kwame Owusu
Cast: Flexible (10-12, any gender)
In this thrilling, witty coming-of-age story about the quest to find your place in the world, a group of unsuspecting teenagers suddenly gain superpowers - and must work out just what to do with them.
by Lewis Hetherington
Cast: Flexible (7-20, any gender)
A wild rollercoaster ride about finding yourself, over and over and over again... On the last day of school, Amber accidentally stumbles into a portal that launches them across the Multiverse.
The Playhouse Apprentice
by Jessica Swale
Cast: Flexible (minimum 5f 5m, very large cast possible)
A funny, thrilling historical drama from the writer of Blue Stockings. London, 1597. As the Globe Theatre faces closure, an unexpected hero enters to save the day.
by Hassan Abdulrazzak
Cast: 11f, 7m, doubling as chorus (larger cast possible)
A comic thriller about conspiracy and the climate crisis. In 2050, the residents of a small British coastal town flee to a refugee camp - only to face a new threat...
by Holly Robinson
Cast: 9f, 10m
A group of volunteers prepare to undergo a new medical process to 'de-age' them back into children in this play about youth and aging, nostalgia and regret, and the dangers of refusing to get old.
by Helen Stanley
Cast: 5-10f, 8-12m
When nine-year-old Mary Moon's astronaut dad goes missing, she embarks on a journey across the solar system to bring him home. An action-packed play bursting with songs and imagination.
by Abi Falase and Tatenda Shamiso
Cast: Flexible (10-20, any gender)
A punchy story about democracy, power, and how we can try to build a better world. A group of teenagers decide to create their own utopia - but how do they avoid making the same mistakes as those who came before?
by Rachel Harper
Cast: 14-21f 0-6m
1943. WWII rages on, and the men are gone. A team of female factory-workers have just twenty-four hours to build a Wellington bomber - but as temperatures rise and prejudices bubble up, will they be able to pull together in time?