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This is really a reference page for our own reading committee,
but all are welcome.
To visit a site, just click on the relevant logo.


At the top of our list after 4 exceptionally successful pantomimes.
GADS 2015 production of Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan Frayn at Stage Right Creative was one of our funniest, most enjoyable and successful pantomimes for many years.  So good in fact, that we followed it in Jan 2016 with Aladdin, also by Alan. After breaking attendance records going back 12 years, could we do it again?  Oh yes we could - Dick Whittington in Jan 2017 was even more successful. And believe it or not, the trend continued in 2018 with Alan's Sleeping Beauty.
Panto scripts don't get much better than this.

Tom Whalley Pantomimes presents an ever expanding collection of award-winning Pantomime scripts specially crafted with all the traditional gags audiences love with hilarious, modern twists.
For those with good memories, Tom directed our 2008 Summer Workshop production "John Diamond", written by Mark Rudd.

Samuel French and Joseph Weinberger.

Two of the largest and best suppliers of scripts and performance licences for all types of play.

We have used both - many times.

A steadily growing catalogue of Plays, Musicals and Pantomimes. Plays include "A Little Box of Oblivion" - our summer 2016 play for Theatre on the Lawn at Muncaster Castle.

The National Operatic and Dramatic Association.
Resources for all including full scripts to view and read in full.

If you are choosing a pantomime script, you want it to make you laugh out loud - and you probably also want it to be traditional.
But you also want it to have a modern feel with a few surprises along the way - and that's what Ben Crocker offers.

Traditional panto scripts which are funny, fresh and bang up to date.

Drama Groups is a website providing so much more than scripts.
They provide advice, articles and opportunities to swap resources like scripts, music, costume, set and props.  They are such nice folk that they will even advertise your show for you.
Well worth a vist, whatever you are looking for.

An amalgamation of, and

Stage plays, scripts, sketches, pantos and monologues for Amateur and Professional Theatre, covering all 3 genres.

Cressrelles offer every type of play, from short pieces, to
one-acts, full length plays and pantomimes, for all-women,
mixed and youth casts.

A bookstore of scripts for pantomimes and plays.

With one-act-plays, plays for schools and children's theatre groups and panto scripts all on line.

Limelight offer an exciting range of panto scripts both traditional and new, many with original storylines and twists.
GADS "Beauty and the Beast" in 2011 came from Limelight.

A great selection of musicals - ideal for youngsters.
Our Summer Workshop "Olivia" is a good example.
Also such offerings as "Pirates of the Curry Bean" and
"Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies".

Shows that follow the tried and tested plots and classic story lines that everyone knows and loves.
Stories that have been around for years and years but kept up to date with new and interesting gags and routines.
There are plenty of scripts and stage notes to sample.

Our only link from across the big Atlantic pond, but for something different ..........


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