All requests for permission to licence amateur dramatic productions in English or in translation of adaptations of Sir Terry Pratchett’s novels published by Corgi and Oxford University Press should be sent to Colin Smythe Limited.
Wyrd Sisters (Corgi) Click HERE to obtain the application form
Mort (Corgi) Click HERE to obtain the application form
Guards! Guards! (Corgi) Click HERE to obtain the application form
Men at Arms (Corgi) Click HERE to obtain the application form
Copies of these plays can be bought at a significant discount direct from the publishers – tell Rozzie Todd at RTodd@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk how many copies you want, and she will let you know the cost, including carriage.
Note that the licence fees for the above four plays, and Johnny and the Dead, go to the Orangutan Foundation, so no VAT is chargeable.
Johnny and the Dead (Oxford University Press) Click HERE to obtain the application form
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Oxford University Press) Click HERE to obtain the application form
Dodger (Oxford University Press) Click HERE to obtain the application form
OUP will supply groups with copies at 35% discount. Contact OUP’s National Sales Manager, Richard Smart, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your applications for the above plays by email to email@example.com or by post to
Colin Smythe Limited
38 Mill Lane
Bucks SL9 8BA
phone +44 (0)1753 886000
fax +44 (0)1753 886469
Nation, adapted for the stage by Mark Ravenhill, is published in two versions: that of the play prior to its first performance at the Royal National Theatre, London, published by Corgi, and an edition for schools, published by Heinemann in their New Windmills series, publishing the revised version and with additional material for schools. Requests to perform either version should be sent, before commencement of rehearsal, to Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd, Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street, London W1F 8GQ. No performance may be given unless a licence has been obtained, and no alteration may be made in the title or to the text of the play without the author’s prior written consent. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s novels are published by Methuen Drama (part of the Bloomsbury Group), and by Samuel French, details of which follow. For requests to perform the Methuen titles
The Fifth Elephant
and for their application form and contact details, see
Contact Phil Prestianni email@example.com for details of special discounts available on copies of the playtexts for your group.
The Samuel French publications are
Making Money: http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk/p/1973/making-money (adapted by Stephen Briggs) [15m, 15f]
Carpe Jugulum: http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk/p/4142/carpe-jugulum (adapted by Stephen Briggs) [21m, 15f]
Maskerade: http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk/p/4156/maskerade (adapted by Stephen Briggs) [16m, 9f]
Lord and Ladies: http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk/p/4144/lords-and-ladies (adapted by Irana Brown) [18m, 9f]
Samuel French control the amateur dramatic rights in these plays in the English language, but for translation rights write to Colin Smythe Limited
To contact Samuel French: http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk/contactrepresentative
Three adaptations by Stephen Briggs are published by Oberon Books.
Feet of Clay [15m, 14f]
The Rince Cycle (The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic combined) [12m, 11f]
Unseen Academicals [14m, 11f]
For requests to perform the Oberon titles and for their application form and contact details, see https://oberonbooks.com/performance-rights/
Contact Sian Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org for details of special discounts available on copies of the playtexts for your group.
Musicals for schools. A&C Black Publishers Ltd publish the following Terry Pratchett musicals (and control the licences):
The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents (adapted and music by Matthew Holmes)
Johnny & the Bomb (adapted and music by Matthew Holmes)
For more information, please visit:
In case of difficulty please contact email@example.com
All companies wishing to have extra publicity for their productions should notify Laura Swainbank at Transworld – firstname.lastname@example.org – who administers the Terry Pratchett website www.terrypratchett.co.uk and the information you supply will appear on the NEWS page of the site.
This information will also appear on the American site www.terrypratchettbooks.com. General enquiries can also be sent to Discworld@transworld-publishers.co.uk.
Details should also be sent to Discworld Monthly – email@example.com
and to Wossname – firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL REQUESTS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO ROB@TERRYPRATCHETT.COM