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.



Five Charles Way plays are currently in professional production – either on or about to go on stage at theatres across Europe and in the United States.

The Assistant’s Revenge – Cahoots NI

Having completed a short tour in the autumn of 2017 in Northern Ireland, The Assistant’s Revenge will be reworked early in 2018 and performed at the Belfast Children’s Festival opening on 8 March.

The show – created with Paul McEneany (direction) and Ursula Burns (music) – is a bold, and atmospheric thriller containing great songs and spectacular illusions.

  • ”Dark, edgy, the most sublime music all packaged in this perfect drama for young audiences” – Gilly Campbell, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • “Don’t miss this spectacular show full of magic (and murder)…a big thumbs up from Ni4kids” – Nadia Duncan, Ni4kids

Missing – Verschwunden

Missing – Verschwunden – has its Premier at the Theater Bonn on 11 January 2018. Direction by Theo Franz.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty opens at the Denver Children’s Theatre (Colorado, USA) on 9 March – playing through to 5 May 2018.


Ragnorok (Youth theatre production) opens at the Norden Arts Centre, Maidenhead in March 2018

One Snowy Night


One Snowy Night – In einer kalten Winternacht – premiers at the Maler Saal Deutsches SchauspielHaus, Hamburg on 28 January 2018. Direction by Taki Papaconstantinous.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Congratulations to the international students of East 15 Acting School for their moving production of The Snow Queen – Nov/Dec 2017. Directed with great skill by and sensitivity by Tony Graham supported by stirring music from Colin Sell.


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