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.
I have spent all my working life in the professional theatre and believe in its power to affect not only individual lives but also, and perhaps as a consequence of changing individuals, the very nature of our world.
Young people need theatre and all it can offer, both as participants and as audiences, more than ever. In the theatre one can reshape the world for a time and examine it from different points of view in a safe and socially cohesive environment.
2013 YouTube video of Charles Way talking about recent development work.
I try to create work that does not preach, that examines the pressures under which we live through story and metaphor, that is fun, sometimes dangerous, but always I trust, humane and hopeful.
News – Winter 2013
- Wanted! Robin Hood runs at the Library Theatre at the Lowry Manchester Friday 29 November to 11 January 2014. Directed by Amy Leach. An all-action family play that places Marian at the heart of the tale.
- Nivelli’s War. Produced by Cahoots NI. Opens 28 February 2014 in Armagh NI, and then on tour. Directed by Paul Boscoe McEneany. A new play for everyone above 7 years old that tells the story of a young German evacuee at the end of World War Two. Stranded 200 kilometres from home, a young boy is aided by a mysterious stranger with a magical gift.
- New Plays for Young People. Look out for this new title from Aurora Metro Press. The book contains three original new plays for young audiences including Missing, which won the German Children’s award in 2010, Pirates! A Boy at Sea, and Nivelli’s War.
- Ragnarok. An Eastern Angles production directed by Ivan Cutting. This large scale piece will be performed next summer at The Hush House – an old aircraft hanger. Ragnarok is the story of man’s beginning and end according to Norse Legend. The tragedy of Odin and his race will be played out in a remarkable performing space.
- The Gift, a brand new play for Cahoots NI Belfast, has been chosen for development at New Visions New Voices at the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, in May 2014.