Dramatic Adaptations2020-02-04T12:55:53+00:00

Information on Stage Adaptations


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 Jade Unwin at JUnwin@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk how many copies you want, and he 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 Found Save ation, 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

 See https://global.oup.com/education/content/secondary/series/oxford-playscripts/?region=uk

OUP will supply groups with copies at 35% discount. Contact OUP’s National Sales Manager, Richard Smart, at richard.smart@oup.com

Send your applications for the above plays by email to cpsmythe@aol.com or by post to
Colin Smythe Limited
38 Mill Lane
Gerrards Cross
Bucks SL9 8BA
United Kingdom

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 Judy Daish Associates Ltd., 2 St Charles Place, London W10 6EG. 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 licensing@judydaish.com

Other adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s novels are published by Methuen Drama (part of the Bloomsbury Group), and by Samuel French and Oberon, both of whom have been acquired by Concord Music, to form Concord Theatricals, details of which follow. For requests to perform the Methuen titles

Going Postal


Monstrous Regiment

Night Watch

Interesting Times

The Fifth Elephant

The Truth

and for their application form and contact details, see


Contact Phil Prestianni phil.prestianni@bloomsbury.com for details of special discounts available on copies of the playtexts for your group.

The Samuel French/Concord publications are

Making Money: http://www.concordtheatricals.co.uk/p/1973/making-money (adapted by Stephen Briggs) [15m, 15f]

Carpe Jugulum: http://www.concordtheatricals.co.uk/p/4142/carpe-jugulum (adapted by Stephen Briggs) [21m, 15f]

Maskerade: http://www..co.uk/p/4156/maskerade-briggspratchett (adapted by Stephen Briggs) [16m, 9f]

Lord and Ladies: http://www.concordtheatricals.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. The following three plays were published by Oberon.

Feet of Clay  http://www.concordtheatricals.co.uk/p/58306/feet-of-clay [15m, 14f]

The Rince Cycle (The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic combined) http://www.concordtheatricals.co.uk/p/58305/the-rince-cycle [12m, 11f]

Unseen Academicals: http://www.concordtheatricals.co.uk/p/58307/unseen-academicals (adapted by Stephen Briggs) [14m, 11f]

Contact Mason Pennell, at mason@oberonbooks.com 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 music@bloomsbury.com


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