PUBLISHERS - of Plays & Musicals etc

Here is a useful site to find out who publishes each show:-

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Samuel French Ltd, Now part of Concord, 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, our local playwright. 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 examples, here's a couple of videos of
parts of  ‘Looking for Love’ - to watch it, click HERE
Also excerpts from ‘Love on the Beach’ which  was staged by The Cue Theatre ‘ Inglewood – New Zealand:-

Silver Birchington Plays.
Tales of the Supernatural - Original new plays to perform
We are a young publishing company with experience of writing and producing plays for children and adults to perform.   
Our original scripts range from one act plays to full length productions and include; large cast plays, literary adaptations and pantomimes. Free Reading Copies Available. Discount for Online Productions - Please ask for details: 

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. - 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).

The Playwrights Publishing Co.  Bringing together talented new playwrights with adventurous theatre groups who are looking for new plays to perform.   We receive scripts from around the world, choose the best and upload half onto the net.  If you want to read the second half of any play you can purchase them on-line or by post and pay for performance royalties.

Playscripts - here you can find all of your script needs in one place: Comedy, Drama, Panto and many others all in one place. 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.

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.

YouthPLAYS publishes challenging and entertaining plays and musicals for schools, youth theatres, universities, community theatres and professional theatres for young audiences, focusing on scripts with significant age-appropriate roles and topics of strong youth interest. Includes many parodies of well known works! (only a sample of script readable prior to purchase). From USA.

Brooklyn Publishers - Selection of plays including 1-Act Plays, (only a sample of script readable prior to purchase). From USA. - Selection of 1-Act Plays, (only small sample of script readable prior to purchase).

Hanbury Plays - For plays by Brian J. Burton please contact

Plays by Derek Webb - Author, Playwright, Scriptwriter, Poet. Writer of Full length plays, one-act plays and radio plays.

Plays by Tony Stowers - Actor, Director, Playwright, Author, writer of a variety of 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 the free online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays which have been written, adapted or translated, into English. - 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)