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               COVID-19 Advice (issued 18 March 2020)

Given the current circumstances we've had a high number of groups make contact with us, and, due to the amount of effort put into rehearsals/marketing etc, most of them have so far wanted to re-schedule rather than cancel. We're not charging fees for any deferral of productions.

If you decide to postpone your production you probably won't know the dates for later in the year, or next year, yet, but please advise us nevertheless, and we'll issue a new temporary licence to show a date range of 2-3 months which you can then refine with us when the actual production dates are known.

Regarding cancellation: our administration fee will not be levied where you are forced to cancel your production.
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We will be unable to fulfil any orders for printed scripts for the foreseeable future. Any orders placed will be cancelled and a refund made.
Orders for downloadable preview scripts and e-scripts are not affected.



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Submission And Review Arrangements :

We'll be pleased to consider the work of writers and composers under the following conditions:-

  • Your play, musical or pantomime must have had the benefit of a full stage productionOR
  • You are a professional writer, OR
  • The script you are submitting has previously been published (and is now contract free).

If we feel that your work has commercial possibilities, we will probably wish to start a discussion with you regarding publication and rights-management.

Please note that unlike some online providers of scripts who offer a vanity publishing service, whereby you pay a fee to see your work displayed on their website, we manage a curated catalogue for commercial sales and licensing purposes using a properly constituted limited company (Reg No. 06155216), with a published street address, and a contact phone number. Like them, our scripts are sold as pdf downloads, but we also provide them to customers in the traditional acting edition printed format for rehearsal use.

We do not make any charge to our client writers should we accept their work into our catalogue. We are not a vanity publisher, and entry to our catalogue cannot be gained by offering to pay us.

When open, the semi-automated submission system we use allows us to handle a stream of reviews and submissions in a robust way, and we have a number of reviewers who undertake the work in parallel, all being bound by our confidentiality policy.  

Our Current Submission Status


For all open submissions, we are :


Please do not e-mail scripts or contact us by phone about them as we will not reply.

To register your interest and to be contacted when we are able to accept open submissions,
please click/press here to signup to an e-mail waiting list.

We're happy to receive requests to submit new work from our existing client writers who should use the e-mail address shown on their distribution statements to contact us.


Stagescripts Ltd is an independent publisher and licensing agent. Our activities are entirely directed towards assisting authors and composers to achieve live theatrical productions.

We do not publish :-

  • screenplays for films/movies,
  • scripts for television or radio (unless it is a theatrical adaptation)
  • fiction or non-fiction books of any description

In keeping strictly to this policy, we do not dilute our strengths to the detriment of our contributing authors and our theatrical customers. Please do not send speculative e-mails, letters or manuscripts regarding any of the above material; we will not reply.

Review Turn-Round Times

We aim to read your material and respond within 2-3 months, although that is not always possible where our operational circumstances dictate otherwise.

Returns Policy (Printed Material)

Stagescripts Ltd is not able to return paper format scripts or CD's, so please do not send stamped addressed envelopes with any material submitted. Please also ensure that any material you send is a copy, and is not your master version, as unsuccessful submission material will be destroyed.