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The Plays

Positive Stories For Negative Times: Season 2 includes 7 exciting new plays written especially for young people aged 6–25 with varying and flexible cast sizes. These writers have been working with the new Positive Stories Youth Board to ensure that the plays are not only made for young people, but with them too.

Below is the selection of ‘plays’ available to explore. We say ‘plays’ because not all are traditional plays, some are based around devising and can act as a blue-print for your group to base their own work around. Age ranges are given for guidance only so feel free to pick whichever one you think your group will be most excited by. Each play is different and we believe that there should be something for everyone no matter their age, group size or experience of making theatre.

Extracts of each play will be available to download from the beginning of September and you will receive the full script of your chosen play once you sign up.

Spyrates (Spies vs Pirates): Journey to the Forbidden Island
by Robbie Gordon and Jack Nurse

Ahoy, Agent! Are you team Spies? Or are you team Pirates? Come join the adventure and the search for the lost treasure! Ages 6+

Explore Spyrates (Spies vs Pirates): Journey to the Forbidden Island

At First I Was Afraid… (I Was Petrified!)
by Douglas Maxwell

A fast-paced comedy drama with loads of bright characters, big set pieces, twists and turns and a huge sing-a-long happy ending…oh, and a mad bit with a Fairy Godperson. Ages 11+

Explore At First I Was Afraid… (I Was Petrified!)

The Raven
by Hannah Lavery

A play full of adventure and an exploration of what shapes and what divides us, exploring issues of blended families, bullying, overeating, depression and isolation. Ages 11+

Explore The Raven

Thanks for Nothing
by The PappyShow

What are you thankful for? Not the big things. Not the deep things. What are the little, everyday things which give you moments of gratitude and joy? Ages 11+

Explore Thanks for Nothing

by Bryony Kimmings

We are agents of the revolution. How do we revolt? How do we not get into trouble? Where do we get power and then how do we use it for good? Ages 13+

Explore Revolting

The Skirt
by Ellen Bannerman

Based on Gogol’s short story, ‘The Nose’, this is an absurdist parable for the next generation of feminists. Ages 16+

Explore The Skirt

Write to Rave: Step Pon
by Debris Stevenson

A mash up of movement, music, poetry and lyrics. As funny and surreal as it is moving and political. Ages 18+

Explore Write to Rave: Step Pon