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In our catalogue you will find a range of play scripts, musical play scripts and pantomime scripts to suit all tastes and abilities, from play scripts for junior schools to professional theatre scripts. All our scripts come with a licence for one performance. Our musicals all come with piano scores and orchestrated MP3 backing tracks for performance.
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Are you looking for a play script for your school play, Christmas play or Christmas panto? Perhaps you are thinking ahead to your summer musical play, KS2 play or Year 6 play? Or maybe you are putting on a church play, a play with a drama club or a play with college students or adults? Our catalogue contains a variety of play scripts for a variety of age groups. Some are full musical play scripts, some are play scripts and some are pantos-style plays for children. Visit our catalogue page or look at our quick find page to find what you want. If you need advice, contact us through the contact tab above.
Peter Pan Licensing
All licences for Peter Pan in the UK and US are handled by Samuel French. Click the button below to find out more and request a licence. Licences for all other countries may be purchased here:
Cinderella: Bunwell Primary, Norwich, February 11th
Peter Pan: Tenby International School, Malaysia, 16/17th March
Peter Pan: Fairholme School, St Asaph UK, 17th March
When Toad: Came Home Victoria Hall, Settle March 18/19/20 2016
Peter Pan: Eaton House School, London, March
Peter Pan: The Hall School, Glenfield, 22nd March
Peter Pan: The Mandeville School, Aylesbury, April 28/29/30th
Peter Pan: Melbourne, Australia, April 28th
Peter Pan: Castro Valley, United States, May 6th-7th 2016
Robin Hood: Bootle, Meols Cop High School, May 2016
Peter Pan: Trumpington Pavilion, Cambridge, 21st May
King Arthur: Langley, Canada, May 26th
Peter Pan: Stratton Upper School, Biggleswade, 5th June
Peter Pan: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Chalfont St Peter, 13th-14th JUne
Cinderella: Derby, June 21st-22nd
King Arthur: Durlston Court School, Barton, June 28th-29th
Peter Pan: Oxford House School, Colchester, 25th June
Beauty and the Beast: The Kings School, Worcester, 30th June-1st July
Peter Pan: Station Theatre, Hayling Island, 23rd-25th June
Peter Pan: Far Forest, Worcs. August 2016
Hansel and Gretel: Park Field Primary, Taunton, July
St Tabitha’s: New Town Abbey, 8th July
King Arthur: Seven Sisters Primary, London, July 12th
Peter Pan: St Lukes C of E School, Maidenhead, July
Peter Pan: Southgate Primary, Crawley, 4th-5th July
Peter Pan: Totton, Hants, July 2nd
Just Another Friday: Grasmere, Australia, 24th July
Peter Pan: St Georges Basin, Australia, 2nd-3rd September
St Tabitha’s: Attleborough Players, Attleborough, Norfolk
Rumpelstiltskin: Trevor-Roberts School, London, 4th December
Cinderella: Halton Lodge Primary School, Runcorn, 18th January
Treasure Island: Mansfield, 10th February
St Tabitha’s: All Hallows School, Shepton Mallet
Peter Pan: Settle Amateur Operatic Society, Settle, 23rd/24th March
Slick: Jorvik Theatre, Selby, 5th March
King Arthur: British Embassy School, Ankara, Turkey
Peter Pan: St Joseph and St Theresa School, Burntwood, 6th April
Peter Pan: Veritas Christian Academy, Wayland, Massachusetts, May 19th
Peter Pan: Warwick Junior School, May 25th and 16th
Ali Baba: Camolin, Ireland, June
Beauty and the Beast: Singapore, June
Peter Pan: St James' School, Derby, 15th June
Peter Pan: Ryde School, IOW, 15th-16th June
Peter Pan: Blackminster Middle School, Evesham, 20th/21st/22nd June
Peter Pan: Laindon Park Primary School, June 21st
Peter Pan: Bathgate, June 21st
Down Stepney Way: Portsmouth High Junior School, 27-28th June
Peter Pan: Selbourne Primary School, Perivale, Ealing, 29th June
A Midsummer Night's Disaster: Carver Juniors, Marple, 29th - 30th June
St Tabitha's: Cardiff, 1st July
Slick, Cardiff, 1st July
Peter Pan: Thistly Meadow Primary School, Blaby, 4th - 6th July
Peter Pan: Kirk Langley Primary School, July 12th
Peter Pan: Davenham CE Primary School, England, July 12th-13th
Peter Pan: Andover, England, July 16th-17th
Peter Pan: Forest Lake Camp, Chestertown, NY, USA, July 20th
Peter Pan: Windmill Theatre School, Stock, 29th July
Aladdin: Holy Trinity School, Hackney
A Midsummer Night's Disaster, St Teresa's Catholic Academy, Wolverhampton, July
Peter Pan: Cage Green Junior School, Tonbridge
Aladdin: Matrix Studio Youth Theatre Group, Matrix Studio, Orihuela Costa, Spain, December 15th - 16th
Peter Pan: Year 6, Grays Point, Blakehurst, Australia, December 6th
Peter Pan: Gotta Dance, Stage west, Spring Hill, Florida, USA, 10th December
Coppelia: Workshop, Stagecoach, London
Cinderella: Scoil Mhuire Loughegar, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, December 19th
Peter Pan: Bolton College, Lancashire, England, 24th - 26th January
Down Stepney Way: March 2018, Jorvik Theatre, The Venue. Selby, Yorks, March
King Arthur: Amare Montessori, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA, May 11th
Peter Pan: St James School, Derby, June 15th
St Tabitha's, Westcliff High School for Girls
St Tabitha's: Portsmouth High School for Girls, June
Peter Pan: Middleton Primary School, Nottingham, July 2018
ACT 1 SCENE 1 The Upper Third Dormitory
THERE IS ONE ENTRANCE/EXIT FROM THE DORM TO THE CORRIDOR AND ONE LONG WINDOW, DIVIDED INTO SEVERAL SASHES OF THE OLD-FASHIONED TYPE,PAINTED WHITE. ALONG THE UPSTAGE WALL IS A ROW OF BEDS WITH IRON FRAMES AND BEDSTEADS. BESIDE EACH ONE IS A SMALL CUPBOARD, EACH WITH PHOTOS OF SIBLINGS AND PARENTS ON THE TOP. ON EACH BED IS ONE STUFFED TOY. AT ONE END IS A FIREPLACE, STANDING NEXT TO WHICH IS A VERY OLD-LOOKING GRECIAN-STYLE VASE. GIRLS ENTER,A FEW AT A TIME, SINGING.
SONG 1 ST TABITHA’S
Saint Tabitha’s, Saint Tabitha’s your buildings stand so bold,
Saint Tabitha’s, Saint Tabitha’s your story must be told.
Saint Tabitha’s, Saint Tabitha’s you weave a powerful spell,
For stranger far than fiction is the truth these walls could tell.
Our bathroom was a dairy and our dormitory a gunnery,
The pantry was a hospital, the refectory a nunnery.
Established by Dominicans then blown up by the Puritans,
Ransacked by the Cavaliers who walked off with the chandeliers.
The priest holes in the chimney and the trapdoors in the captain’s chest,
And hidden doors and secret drawers and tunnels leading under floors.
Now doorways in the panelling and bricked up chambers were the thing,
Tapestries with secret flaps concealing ancient treasure maps.
Then came along the great war and secondment to the flying corps,
The lawn was flattened in a day and turned into a runaway.
The kitchen garden saw a change when it became a firing range,
Radishes and greens and beans quite soon were shot to smithereens.
The final chapter plays out as the hordes of females shriek and shout,
Exploring every stair and tower, teasing secrets from its bowels.
The building shudders in defeat, when pounded by a hundred feet,
Assaulted by these brats hostile, it may not pass this final trial.
ENTER MATRON, CLAPPING HER HANDS IN AN ATTEMPT TO RESTORE ORDER. GIRLS STAND IN SILENCE BY THEIR BEDS AND FACE HER.
MATRON: Now, now, girls, there is far too much frivolity in this dormitory. You are supposed to be tidying your areas are you not?
TRIXIE: Please Miss, what's fivrolity?
MATRON: Frivolity, my dear Trixie, is what is being exhibited by your dorm-mates as I speak, and it is most unseemly for young ladies of your class.
TRIXIE: Please Miss, what's exhitibed?
MORE SNIGGERS FROM THE GIRLS.
MATRON: Trixie! I have not come here to give you an English lesson. I shall return in ten minutes - and if this dormitory is not scrupulously tidy – there will be no supper.
SILENCE ENSUES. DAISY PUTS HER HAND OVER TRIXIE'S MOUTH, WHO IS ABOUT TO ASK FOR A DEFINITION OF SCRUPULOUSLY
MATRON: Do you understand?
GIRLS: Yes, Miss Nutthall!
EXIT MATRON, STRUTTING WITH HER NOSE IN THE AIR. THE GIRLS IMMEDIATELY SLOUCH AND LOUNGE AROUND, SIGHING AND TUTTING.
TRIXIE: What's scrupulously?
ELLA: Oh, do be quiet, Trixie. It's one thing being ignorant but quite another to advertise it.
TRIXIE POUTS AND SITS DOWN HEAVILY WITH HER BACK TO THE OTHERS.
DAISY: Go easy on her, Ella. She is new here and you know what it's like to be a new girl. It's not easy.
MOLLIE: Don't be so soft, Daisy. We were all new once and we survived.
DAISY: It's alright for you, Mollie. You've always been the tallest. No-one would dare pick on you.
MOLLIE: Physical height alone does not make great leaders. Look at Napoleon; he was five feet nothing in his socks.
ELLA: When did you ever see Napoleon in his socks?
MOLLIE: And did you know that Joan of Arc was only four feet eleven.
ELLA: No wonder she always had her photograph taken sitting on her horse.
DAISY: How tall are you anyway, Trixie?
TRIXIE: Four feet six - but I'm still growing. One day I'll overtake you all - you'll see.
LILY: Mollie, what about the cookery lesson? You said you had a great idea. Please tell us about it, do.
GIRLS GATHER AROUND MOLLIE.
MOLLIE: Well, Lily, it's a sort of scientific experiment, you see. It's to do with states of matter; solid liquid, gas, that sort of thing.
LILY: Give us another clue, Mollie.
MOLLIE: Miss Broome let it slip that we would be making meringues this week.
MAISIE: Sounds like a recipe for disaster!
THE GIRLS HUSH MAISIE.
MOLLIE: What's the main ingredient of meringues?
MOLLIE: No, Lily, eggs.
ELLA: She's never going to let us crack eggs again after what happened last time.
MOLLIE: Apparently, she is. And when she demonstrates the
method, she will get such a surprise.
ELLA: What are we going to do, Mollie?
MOLLIE: We shall hard boil the eggs.
REACTION FROM GIRLS, LAUGHTER AND CHEERS.
MOLLIE: But not the ones we shall use ourselves. I have better plans for those.
THE DOOR BURSTS OPEN AND THE BULLY KATE ENTERS, FOLLOWED BY HER SIDE-KICK, CLARISSA. THE LAUGHTER EVAPORATES AND THE GIRLS FREEZE IN ALARM. EVEN MOLLIE APPEARS AFRAID.
KATE: Oh look, Clarissa, the babies are having a little meeting. Can we join in?
MAISIE: Certainly not, go back to your own dorm.
REALISING THE FOLLY OF SPEAKING OUT, MAISIE RUNS ROUND AND HIDES BEHIND MOLLIE FOR PROTECTION.
KATE: (In a sweet and menacing tone) But this is our dorm, Maisie. You see, as Lower Fifth we own the school. We can go where we wish, do what we wish, (pulling Trixie's hair) treat anyone how we wish.
TRIXIE: We’ll tell Miss Broome of you. She's head of Upper Third. She said we can go to her with our problems.
THE OTHER GIRLS PUT THEIR HEADS IN THEIR HANDS IN UTTER
RESIGNATION AT TRIXIE'S OUTBURST.
KATE: Your problems are just beginning, you snivelling little creature. Clarissa, note this brat's name. She will pay extra tax.
TRIXIE: You know my name. Why do you pretend you don't?
CLARISSA: Now look here, if Kate says note your name, I shall note your name. Do you understand?
MOLLIE: Do everything she says do you? Don't you have a mind of your own?
CLARISSA: Shut up, Mollie! Stay out of this. (Turning to Trixie, who is now crying) I said, I wanted your name, you ... snotty-nosed brat.
DAISY: Trixie is her name and you know it. Trixie Pilkington-Witherspoon.
KATE: (Grabbing Trixie by the ear and making her stand) I want to hear it from her.
DAISY: Go on Trixie, say it, please!
KATE TWISTS TRIXIE'S EAR AND SHE CRIES OUT IN PAIN.
TRIXIE: Trixie... (she sobs)
KATE: (Shouts) Trixie who?
TRIXIE: (shouts) Pilkington-Witherspoon...
KATE THROWS HER TO THE FLOOR AND SHE SINKS TO HER KNEES, WEEPING.
KATE: Now you will pay double tax. Oh, and I almost forgot the reason for my - courtesy visit! Clarissa, remind them.
KATE STEPS TO ONE SIDE AND FOLDS HER ARMS, SMIRKING.
CLARISSA: Each girl in the Upper Third shall give half of their weekly tuck ration to Kate. Any girl who refuses shall pay a fine of an ounce of hair, torn out by the roots!
KATE: Come Clarissa, we have other dorms to visit. We don't have time to make polite conversation with these slimy toads.
TRIXIE GETS UP AND IS ABOUT TO SPEAK WHEN DAISY CLAMPS HER HAND OVER HER MOUTH AND PULLS HER DOWN. KATE PROMPTS CLARISSA TO SPEAK.
CLARISSA: Don't forget! You've been warned!
KATE AND CLARISSA MAKE A SWEEPING EXIT. SILENCE ENSUES, EVENTUALLY BROKEN BY TRIXIE.
TRIXIE: I can't believe you put up with this stuff. Why don't you stand up to her?
MOLLIE: This is what happens if we do.
MOLLIE PARTS HER HAIR TO SHOW TRIXIE A MISSING CLUMP.
TRIXIE: Oh no, Mollie! But why don't you tell one of the mistresses?
DAISY: They won't get involved in boarding discipline. Kate is our dorm prefect and we have to do what she says.
TRIXIE: But this is not discipline - it's bullying.
ELLA: It's a boarding school tradition, Trixie. It's always happened here and probably always will.
TRIXIE: Not if I can help it. I don't have a father or mother so I have to stand up for myself.
DAISY: Oh, poor Trixie.
TRIXIE: It's alright, Daisy, I'm well cared for by family friends.
MATRON: (Off) Are you girls ready for inspection yet?
MOLLIE: Come on, we'd better tidy our beds; don't want to be grounded - again!
GIRLS BUSY THEMSELVES WITH TIDYING THEIR BEDS AND CUPBOARDS. MAISIE IDLY PLAYS WITH A SKIPPING ROPE, TWISTING IT AROUND HER FINGERS. SHE IS THE ONLY ONE LOOKING FOH AND SHE GASPS AND FREEZES IN SHOCK WHEN SHE SEES A FIGURE DRESSED IN 17TH COSTUME CROSS THE FOH SPACE.
MAISIE: (Standing and shaking with fear) Mollie, Mollie.
MOLLIE: Maisie, what on earth is the matter? You look as if you've seen a ghost.
MAISIE: I have! It ... it .... it was him. I saw him. I did.
LILY: Who? Who did you see, Maisie?
MAISIE: S... S ..... Sir Toby.
TRIXIE: Who's Sir Toby?
DAISY: Sir Tobias de Witt, a former owner of the house.
TRIXIE: Does he come back to visit?
DAISY: You could say that, Trixie.
LILY: The only thing is, he died in sixteen forty-nine.
DAISY: Lily, there's no need to frighten her!
TRIXIE: You mean he's a g ... g .... g .....
LILY: A ghost! That's right, Trixie. Quite harmless though. Most of us have seen him around the school.
*For our American customers:
The pantomime is a traditional comedy play in the UK, generally performed around Christmas time. Not to be confused with 'mime'.
Pantomime (informally panto) is a type of musical comedy stage production, designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is still performed throughout the United Kingdom, generally during the Christmas and New Year season and, to a lesser extent, in other English-speaking countries. Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale, fable or folk tale. It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers. Pantomime has a long theatrical history in Western culture dating back to classical theatre, and it developed partly from the 16th century commedia dell'arte tradition of Italy, as well as other European and British stage traditions, such as 17th-century masques and music hall. An important part of the pantomime, until the late 19th century, was the harlequinade.
Why not try one of our popular Christmas shows this year? We have a range of panto-style scripts* which are specially written for schools and children's theatre companies. The script contains suggestions for songs but you can insert any songs which are popular with your children.
Find these popular Christmas shows in our catalogue:
Aladdin (panto script)
Ali Baba (panto script)
Beauty and the Beast (children's musical)
Coppelia (children's musical)
Cinderella (panto script)
Dick Whittington (panto script)
Hansel and Gretel (simple children's musical)
King Arthur (children's musical)
Peter Pan (children's musical)
Puss in Boots (panto script)
Robin Hood (panto script)
Rumpelstiltskin (children's musical)
Snow White (musical for students/adults)
Tom Thumb (panto script)
Treasure Island (musical for students/adults)
When Toad Came Home (children's musical)
Looking for a particular title? Try our quick find page to see a list of all our shows with quick links to the catalogue.
Year 6 Plays
Many of our shows are suitable for your Year 6 production. Our musicals come with backing tracks for your performance.
See our Year 6 page for more information.
A Midsummer Night's Disaster
St Calamity's School is staging a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Unfortunately, all does not go according to plan. There are costume failures, prop and set disasters, mis-timed entrances and exits, and missing and injured actors during the performance. Apart from a short prologue, all the lines are taken directly from Shakespeare's script, although all the lengthy speeches have been cut to enable younger children to access the play. Click here for more information.
Are you looking for a child-friendly adaptation of Peter Pan with no flying, no talking animals, plenty of roles and catchy songs? Our version comes with a piano score and orchestral backing tracks for your performances. David Barrett's popular adaptation has been performed in many countries around the world. The royalties go directly to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. You can read a sample of the script here or request a reading copy of the whole play and musical score here.
A riotous musical play set in a girls school in the 1950s. Full of fun and adventure, including hidden treasure, a ghost and a secret passage. Take a school full of unruly girls and add a group of boys who have been flooded out of their own school. The result is a recipe for disaster, with a lot of fun on the way.
St Tabitha's Sample Here.
Complete script and score of St Tabitha's here.
Purchase St Tabitha's here.