Photography Manon Houston

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.


Charles Way in India with Cahoots NI - April 2024

Charles Way and Cahoots NI Artistic Director Paul Mc Eneaney have been in Bangalore and Mumbai, working with the amazing choreographer Jayachandran Palazhy of Attakalari Center for Movement Arts...and MD Pallavi who provides the stunning vocals for the music in our production, The Vanishing Elephant!
The story of Janu, our elephant, begins in India and to make that story truly authentic, we collaborated with these talented people to fill it with the culture, dance & music of her home. We can't wait to bring this story onto the stage in Belfast this Autumn

Production news of Charles Way's plays – Autumn / Winter 2023

The Vanishing Elephant

The Vanishing Elephant, which opened on Broadway at the New Victory Theatre in October was the New York Times 'Critic's Pick'.

The critic called the play 'An alluring spectacle-which makes powerful statements about the rights of both animals and human beings.'

Based on the success of the opening run a tour is now scheduled for next year.

Die Schone Und Das Beist

Die Schone Und Das Beist (Beauty And The Beast) opens on November 12th at Theater Freiburg, Germany.

Directed by Martina van Boxen.


Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty) opens on November 28th at Theater Luzern, Switzerland.

Directed by Katrin Hentschel.

For information about previous productions see the archive section.

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