This article presents a list of works for the theatre in which an adult is portrayed as feeling or acting on a sexual attraction to a pre-pubescent child or an adult sexually abuses a minor child. The attraction or abuse may be to a single specific individual or to several children. The pedophilic attraction or sexual abuse may be central to the plot or incidental.

This article lists works for the theatre. There are equivalent lists of books, films and songs.


  • Lolita by Edward Albee adapted from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
  • Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley
  • Blackbird by David Harrower

Women and girls[]

  • The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler: the original version of the monologue entitled "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could" [1][2]


  • Lolita, My Love by Alan Jay Lerner, adapted from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, adapted from the 19th century play by Frank Wedekind
  • The Who's Tommy by The Who The main character, Tommy, is molested by his uncle Ernie.


  • Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten, based on Death in Venice by Thomas Mann