Charles Way

If you have found this website it probably means that you are interested in theatre and in particular theatre for young people, children and their families and I bid you welcome.

Here you will find information about the plays I have been writing over the past thirty years, including plays for adults, adaptations and musicals.

There are synopses of the plays and information about how to get hold of scripts, either for professional or for amateur use.


Production news of Charles Way's plays – Winter 2019

It’s been a busy lead up to Christmas this year with several seasonal shows here and abroad – more about them in a moment.

Breaking news: Still Life (Endstation Leben) –one of 27 entries in a new Science and Theatre Festival at Theater Heilbronn in Germany has won a sponsorship award of two thousand euros. Professor Wolfgang Hansch wrote “The Briton Charles Way is of all the authors in the contest the most experienced and well known. Still Life is a tense science fiction thriller with complex ethical and philosophical questions about the opportunities and challenges of genetic research.”

Many thanks to the theatre and congratulations to the other winners.
The play is published by Parthian Press.


Sternenstaub (Stardust in English) – a play about for all over seven years of age about life, death Space and friendship – has opened to excellent reviews in Biel/Bienne in Switzerland. Directed by Charlotte Huldi for Theatre De La Grenouille.

The Snow Queen is enjoying two revivals this year:

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At the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, London, directed by Abigail Andersen.
Video trailer here.

And at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, directed by Whit Maclaughlin.

Snow Queen

The Philadelphia Inquirer writes: Snow Queen has it all, imagination, goosebumps and lots of snow. Written by prolific British Playwright Charles Way, the Scandinavian-set play features powerful female characters, magical royalty, haunting sounds and lots of snow. Other than that it's not at all like the Disney movies.”
The show runs through to the end of Jan 2020.

Congrats to both casts.

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Cinderella is currently playing in the Opera House Kassel Germany and looks gorgeous.

Snow Queen

Next Year 2020 begins with a rerun of Under the Hawthorn Tree at the Mac in Belfast before it goes on an extensive tour of Ireland. Produced by Cahoots NI direction by Paul McEneaney.


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