The Plays

Wonder Fools have commissioned some of the UK’s most exciting voices to write new plays for young people including Sabrina Mahfouz, Stef Smith, Chris Thorpe and Bea Webster. The plays are written specifically to be performed remotely and will be free to participating groups between the ages of 8 and 25, from September 2020—March 2021.

Bad Bored Women of the Rooms
by Sabrina Mahfouz

A storytelling adventure through the centuries of women and girls who have spent a lot of time stuck in a room. Ages 18+

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Hold Out Your Hand
by Chris Thorpe

A dynamic text asking questions about place, where we are now and the moment we are living through. Ages 13+

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Is This a Fairytale?
by Bea Webster

A new play that rips apart the traditional fairy-tale canon and turns it on its head in a surprising, inventive and unconventional way. Ages 8+

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Ozymandias
by Jack Nurse and Robbie Gordon

A contemporary story inspired by Percy Shelley’s 19th century poem of the same name exploring power, oppression and racism through the eyes of young people. Ages 16+

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The Pack
by Stef Smith

A playful and poetic exploration about getting lost in the loneliness of your living room and trying to find your way home. Ages 13+

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