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Plays for Young People


A trilogy of plays by award-winning playwright Charles Way. It includes a modern reworking of The Tempest, an adaptation of a folk tale set in war-torn Eastern Europe and the story of Evelyn Glennie and her struggle to become a percussionist in spite of her hearing loss.



Plays for Young People

by Charles Way

Foreword by Rosamunde Hutt

With introductions to the plays by Tony Graham, Gail McIntyre and Vicky Ireland

A collection of three fantastic plays for young people by a master of the genre.

The Plays

Eye Of The Storm: A contemporary version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, with the opportunity for disguises, magic and music. (For 12 years+)

“… anything but Prospero’s story, focusing on the sulky, bored, teenage Miranda…” T.E.S

Red Red Shoes: Winner of Arts Council Award for Best Children’s Play 2003. Uses the context of Eastern Europe to explore war, ethnic boundaries and the struggle for life and death through the contemporary reworking of an old myth. (For 9 years+)

“A rare and mature piece of children’s theatre, in both thought and form and it satisfies on every level.” Guardian

Playing From The Heart: Nominated for TMA Best Children’s Play Award. A gritty piece exploring the struggle of young Evelyn Glennie to become a percussionist despite her profound deafness. Movement, music and text combined in performance. (For 6-12-year-olds)

“An inspirational piece of children’s theatre.” Guardian


About the author

Charles Way has written over 40 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 in the Welsh borders, where he lives and has spent most of his creative life.












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