PUBLISHERS - of Plays & Musicals etc
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Samuel French Ltd, London, have been publishing, selling and leasing plays for performance since 1830. Today we have over two thousand playscripts available, covering all elements of performing theatre: from comedies to tragedies, sketches to full-scale musicals. In addition, our bookshop stocks a comprehensive range of playscripts and technical books on all aspects of theatre.
Josef Weinberger Ltd. Theatre catalogue spanning the last century, from Viennese operettas to British musicals of the 1990s. It spans the globe too, through our representation for the UK and other European territories of the prestigious Broadway show catalogues of Music Theatre International and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatre Library.
Below here, publishers are listed in order of ease of reading scripts - free downloads at the top, buy phyical scripts at the bottom.
So publishers - if you want to get to the top and get more plays read, let them be read On-Line at the least!
New Theatre Publications - a publishing company owned and managed by writers. Full catalogue & search of theatre play scripts plus details of the playwrights and authors. Immediate download of full script, or you can order acting editions of play scripts and arrange performing licenses by email or regular mail.
Stage Plays By Ian Hornby - Comedies, Thrillers, Pantos, Full length & 1 Act - over 50 tried and trusted stage plays by award-winning playwright Ian Hornby. Email the titles you would like to read and he'll email you evaluation copies of any plays FREE of any charges or obligation.
Lazy Bee Scripts. A bookstore of scripts for plays and pantomimes. With one-act-plays, plays for schools and children's theatre groups and panto scripts. Full script can be read on line (not printable).
Farcical Comedies by Raymond Hopkins. Royalty free but split profits with cancer charities. (A Copy of most scripts is available free from the ODN Library for ODN member groups). As an example here's a video of parts of ‘Looking for Love’ - to watch it, click HERE
Cressrelles Publishing Company: One of the largest groups of play publishers in the UK. They offer every type of play, from short pieces, to one-acts, full length plays and pantomimes, for all-women, mixed and youth casts, all at very reasonable fees. Their approval service is to rent scripts for 50p per copy + postage.
One-Act-Plays.com - Provides a large selection of 1 Act plays, including over 60 'Royalty Free' with scripts which can be read & downloaded. Select by genre (Comedy or Drama) or Cast size.
Theatre-History - Archive of full length & 1-Act plays some are 'Royalty Free'. Some scripts can be read online.
One Act Comedy Plays & Monologues - Plays by Bruce Kane. Scripts For Immediate Download.
Spotlight Publications - The Pantomime Specialists, also many other plays, with downloadable scripts.
Nigel Holmes Pantomimes - my scripts come with no hidden or added extra charges. The price you see on my web site covers EVERYTHING. A video licence is included free, plus the full download of the script and all production notes are available to read before you buy.
Ben Crocker Pantomime Scripts - Southcroft, Hills View, Braunton, EX33 2LA – Tel: 01271 815856. I offer a range of pantomime scripts and for the last two years have written the well known Chipping Norton Pantomime. (free perusal scripts by email).
Comedy Plays - Stage plays (full length & 1 Act), scripts, sketches, pantos and monologues for Amateur and Professional Theatre. Listed by No of Male/Female & duration. A small sample of each script can be read, downloaded & printed free, prior to purchase. Also links to PantoPlays and DramaPlays.
Plays by Alan Richardson - Award-winning internationally performed plays - mainly 1-Act Plays. (only small sample of script readable prior to purchase).
StageScripts. Publisher of Musicals, Plays (Full length & 1 Act), Pantomimes and a Comic miniOpera. A sample of each script can be read, downloaded & printed free, prior to purchase.
Jasper Publishing. 115 Harlestone Road, Northampton, NN5 7AQ. Over 500 affordable & High-Quality Scripts. A small sample of each script can be read, downloaded & printed free, prior to purchase.
Smiths Scripts. A wide range of works covering a variety of subject matters and genres to attract a wide audience of people looking for something new. A small sample of each script can be read, downloaded & printed free, prior to purchase.
Brooklyn Publishers - Selection of plays including 1-Act Plays, (only a sample of script readable prior to purchase). From USA.
OneActPlays.net - Selection of 1-Act Plays, (only small sample of script readable prior to purchase).
Hanbury Plays - "Classic plays for today"
A catalogue of over 300 plays and theatrical items to meet the requirements of modern audiences.
The Stage Plays of Michael Barry: Full details of all plays inc synopsis, cast lists and a specific download link. Some published, some adaptations of classics. Some enable small casts by doubling up as well as full casts. All are available for performance (subject to performing licence fee).
Plays by Derek Webb - Author, Playwright, Scriptwriter, Poet. Writer of Full length plays, one-act plays and radio plays.
Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd. are publishers of Scottish - One act plays and full length plays.
"OneActPlays" is a web based publisher specialising (surprise, surprise) in one act plays!
Playstage Senior - was formed by playwright Lynn Brittney & friends. Plays with good parts for older actors, because we understand the needs of most amateur dramatic groups!
Limelight Scripts offer an exciting range of pantomime scripts both traditional and new, many with original storylines and twists. We also supply the complete range of Grimas Professional Stage Makeup and related products.
TLC Creative is a writing and creative partnership of three experienced authors specialising in pantomimes, one-act and full length play scripts.
(scripts available from www.LazyBeeScripts.co.uk)
JAC Publishing & Promotions (JAC) P.O. Box 88, Burlington, MA 01803. Began publishing over 25 years ago - and now publish plays and industry-related books!
Doollee.com the free online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays which have been written, adapted or translated, into English.
StagePlays.com - Based in the UK and the USA, we can provide copies of scripts & scores of virtually every play and musical currently published in the English language. Also supply theatre related books. (N.B. they're not the actual publishers)