LIBRARIES THAT STOCK OUR PLAYSCRIPTS

Please note that there has been a great deal of re-organisation in the library system in the UK over the last couple of years. This means that many libraries have reduced the number of libraries and the amount of books actually displayed on shelves. But please note that YOU CAN ORDER A PLAY SET THROUGH THE INTER LIBRARY SCHEME TO BE DELIVERED TO YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY. This is why we have given the ISBN numbers of all our plays at the bottom of the page. OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS please read our home page.

  • BERKSHIRE
    Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
  • BRISTOL
    Central Library, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TL
  • BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
    County Reserve Stock, County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UU (Order through your local library)
  • CAMBRIDGESHIRE
    Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge, CB2 3QD
  • CHESHIRE
    Chester Library, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2EF
  • CORNWALL
    Performing Arts Library, 2 Carlyon Road, St.Austell. PL25 4LD
  • CUMBRIA
    Carlisle Library, 11 Globe Lane, Carlisle, CA3 8NX
  • DERBYSHIRE
    Chesterfield Library, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, S40 IQN
  • DEVON
    Performing Arts Library, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ (See also PLYMOUTH)
  • DORSET
    Wareham Library, South Street, Wareham, BH20 4LR
  • DURHAM
    Durham Clayport Library, Millennium Place, Durham City, DH1 1WA
  • EAST SUSSEX
    Library and Information Service, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1SW (Order through your local library)
  • ESSEX
    Essex County Council Performing Arts Service, Library Support Unit, 11 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 3UN (order through your local library)
  • GLOUCESTERSHIRE
    Gloucester Library including Music and Performing Arts, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1HT
  • HAMPSHIRE
    Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
  • HEREFORDSHIRE
    Herefordshire Libraries, Libraries Unit, Nelson Building, Whitecross Road, Hereford HR4 0DG ( Say they no longer stock reading sets but you might be able to get single copies or order sets from another County through your local library)
  • HERTFORDSHIRE
    Performing Arts Library, Centrapark, Bessemer Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1HT ISLE OF WIGHT See SOUTHAMPTON. (Order through your local library)
  • KENT
    Music & Drama Library, Unit 13a Mills Road, Quarrywood Industrial Estate, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7NA.
  • LANCASHIRE
    Special Collections (Music & Drama), c/o Harris Library, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP (order through local libraries)
  • LEICESTERSHIRE
    Leicester Libraries has transferred all its playsets to Nottingham City Libraries who are running a joint service for both counties. (Order through your local library)
  • LINCOLNSHIRE
    Lincoln Music & Drama Library, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EZ
  • LONDON BOROUGHS:
    BEXLEY (shares playsets with BROMLEY. Order through your local library)
    BROMLEY Central Library, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EX
    KENSINGTON Central Library, 12 Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX
    SOUTHWARK (Plays held in Central stock. Order through your local library)
    WALTHAM FOREST Leytonstone Library, Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11 1GH
    WESTMINSTER Reference Library, 35 St. Martin's Street, London, WC2H 7HP
  • NORFOLK
    Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
  • NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
    Northamptonshire Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton, NN1 2BA
  • NORTHUMBERLAND
    Newcastle City Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
    Morpeth Library, Gas House Lane, Morpeth, NE61 1TA
  • NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (also for LEICESTER)
    Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HP
  • OXFORDSHIRE
    Oxfordshire County Libraries, Library Support Services, Holton, Oxford, OX33 1QQ (Order through local libraries)
  • PLYMOUTH
    Plymouth Central Library, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8A
  • SHROPSHIRE
    Music and Drama Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, SY1 2AS
  • SOMERSET
    The Performing Arts Library, King George Street, Yeovil, BA20 1PY
  • STAFFORDSHIRE
    Stafford Library, Shire Hall, Market Street, Stafford, ST16 2LQ
  • SUFFOLK
    Music and Drama Library, County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich, IP1 3DE
  • SURREY
    Surrey Performing Arts Library, Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA
  • WARWICKSHIRE
    The Drama Collection, Nuneaton Library, Church Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 4DR
  • WEST SUSSEX
    Books for West Sussex are administered by the Surrey Performing Arts Library in Dorking (see SURREY above). (Order from your local library)
  • WILTSHIRE
    Performing Arts Library, Sheep Street, Devizes, SN10 1DL
  • WORCESTERSHIRE
    The Hive Library Service The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PB
  • YORKSHIRE
    Leeds Central Library, Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB

  • SCOTLAND
    Our play scripts are administered by the SCDA in Scotland and they are now based at their new National Library.
    SCDA National Library, Room 3/6, Summerhall Arts Centre, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
    Email: library@scda.org.uk
    Open Tues 2-7pm and Wed 3-6pm (other times by prior arrangement)

  • WALES
    The Welsh College of Music & Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER (Order through your local library)

  • NORTHERN IRELAND
    Belfast Central Library, Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1EA (Order through your local library)

  • REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
    Donegal County Library, Unit 1, Thorn Road, Magherennan, Letterkenny, Co Donegal F92 YR76
    Sligo County Library Service, Museum Building, Stephen Street, Sligo.(Order through your local library)

THE ISBN numbers of each play (you need these for the libraries to do a search)

  • Absolute Discretion ... ISBN 9781907147326
  • A Christmas Carol ... ISBN 9781907147104
  • A Convenient Murder ... ISBN 9781907147302
  • A Different Way to Die ... ISBN 9781907147012
  • After The Ball is Over ... ISBN 9781907147159
  • All Balls and Ashes ... ISBN 9781907147272
  • Annie, One, Two, Three ... ISBN 9781907147173
  • An Unassuming Man ... ISBN 9781907147319
  • Ask The Family ... ISBN 9781907147067
  • A Stroke of Luck ... ISBN 9781907147265
  • A Two Berth Life ... ISBN 9781907147081
  • Bunkered ... ISBN 9781907147289
  • Dad's Last Family Do .. .ISBN 9781907147333
  • Dig for the Diggers ... ISBN 9781907147210
  • Failed Investments * ... ISBN 9780573121418
  • Failed Investments (2nd edition)... ISBN 9781907147166
  • Feedem Fighters ... ISBN 9781907147340
  • Grandma's Photograph ... ISBN 9781907147180
  • Have A Nice Day ... ISBN 9781907147074
  • Here Endeth the First Lesson ... ISBN 9781907147258
  • Lathered Up ... ISBN 9781907147296
  • Mixed Doubles ... ISBN 9781907147043
  • Motivation ... ISBN 9781907147029
  • Nostalgia ... ISBN 9781907147036
  • Old Actors Never Die ... ISBN 9781907147111
  • Pickwick Papers * ... ISBN. 978 0573 018602
  • Properly Processed * ... ISBN 978 0573 122019
  • Reduce, Render, Sweat ... ISBN 9781907147142
  • Straight to DVD ... ISBN 9781907147005
  • The Haunted Bookshop ... ISBN 9781907147197
  • The Home Front ... ISBN 9781907147098
  • The Luvvies ... ISBN 9781907147050
  • The Technical Rehearsal ... ISBN 9781907147135
  • Treasure Island ... ISBN 9781907147203
  • Unexpected Item in Bagging Area ... ISBN 9781907147227
  • Up the Beanstalk Again ... ISBN 9781907147128

* Please note that plays marked with an asterisk will be in Samuel French editions on the library shelves but Playstage now owns the copyright and you will have to apply to us for acting editions and licences

HAPPY READING!