English Theatre Company  Script Library

The English Theatre Company has built up a library of playscripts from antiquity to modern times —from Sophocles to The Play That Goes Wrong. All scripts are available for loan to members of the Company. As well as the titles listed below, we have a selection of Play Compendiums.


Title (copies)

Albee, Edward

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?

Anouilh, Jean

Poor Bitos

The Fighting Cock


Arden, John

Left-handed Liberty

The Workhouse Donkey

Arden, John & Margaretta D’Arcy

The Hero Rises Up

Auden, W. H. & Isherwood, C.

The Ascent of F6

On the Frontier

Ayckbourn, Alan


Three Plays

Absurd Person Singular

Absent Friends

Bedroom Farce

Absurd Person Singular

Bedroom Farce

Season’s Greetings


Beckett, Samuel

Waiting for Godot

Bergman, Ingmar

Four Screenplays

Smiles of a Summer Night

The Seventh Seal

Wild Strawberries

The Magician

Bolt, Robert

The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew

Bond, Edward

The Fool

We Come to the River

Brecht, Bertolt

The Threepenny Opera

Brenton, Howard


Christie in Love & other plays

Buchan, John

The Thirty Nine Steps

Camoletti, Marc

Boeing, Boeing

Congreve, William

The Old Bachelor

The Double-Dealer

Love for Love

The Way of the World

The Mourning Bride

Cooney, Ray

Funny Money

Run For Your Wife

Coward, Noel

Play Parade

Design for Living


Private Lives

Bitter Sweet


The Vortex

Hay Fever

Blithe Spirit

Dahl, Roald


Dekker, Thomas

Old Fortunatus

Edgar, David

The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs

Eliot, T. S

Collected Plays

Murder in the Cathedral

The Family Reunion

The Cocktail Party

The Confidential Clerk

The Elder Statesman

The Confidential Clerk

The Cocktail Party


Alcestis and other plays

Ten Plays

Firth, Tim

Calendar Girls

Ford, John

The Lover’s Melancholy

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

The Broken Heart

Love’s Sacrifice

Perkin Warbeck  (2)

Frayn, Michael


Alarms & Excursions  (6)

Donkey’s Years

Noises Off

Fry, Christopher

Three Plays

The Firstborn

Thor, with Angels

A Sleep of Prisoners

Gay, John

The Beggar’s Opera

Gelber, Jack

The Connection



Goldsmith, Oliver

The Poems & Plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Gray, Simon

Dog Days


Otherwise Engaged

Ibsen, Henrik

Hedda Gabler

A Doll’s House

Plays: Two

A Doll’s House

An Enemy of the People

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler and Other Plays    (2)

The Pillars of the Community

The Wild Duck

Hedda Gabler

The Pillars of Society

Ionesco, Eugène

Penguin Plays


The Chairs

The Lesson

The Bald Prima Donna

La Cantatrice chauve

La Leçon

Jarry, Alfred

The Ubu Plays

Jay, Antony & Lynn, Jonathan

Yes, Prime Minister

Lawrence, Jerome & Lee, Robert E.

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

Lewis, Henry,

The Play That Goes Wrong

Sayer Jonathan & Shields, Henry

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

McConnell, Jean

Deckchairs 1 – Five Short Plays   (3)

Deckchaies 3 — Three One-Act Plays

Marriott, Anthony & Foot, Alistair

No Sex Please — We’re British

Mercer, David

The Bankrupt & other plays

Miller, Arthur

The Crucible     (2)

Death of a Salesman  ( )2

A View from the Bridge   (2)

All My Sons (2)


Tartuffe & Other Plays

Les Fourberies de Scapin

Murphy, Tom

Alice Trilogy

O’Casey, Sean

Three Plays (2)

Juno and the Paycock

The Shadow of a Gunman

The Plough and the Stars

Three More Plays

The Silver Tassie

Purple Dust

Red Roses for Me

Orton, Joe

What the Butler Saw

Osborne, John

Look Back in Anger

Perry, Jimmy & Croft, David

Dad’s Army

Pinero, Arthur

Trelawney of the “Wells”

Pinter, Harold

Complete Works

The Caretaker

Plater, Alan

Close the Coalhouse Door

Priestley, J. B.

When We Are Married

Rattigan, Terence

The Winslow Boy

The Browning Version

French Without Tears

Separate Tables


Rudkin, David

Cries from Casement as his Bones are Brought to Dublin

Ryga, George

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

Shaffer, Peter

The Royal Hunt of the Sun

Black Comedy

Shakespeare, William

The Merchant of Venice

Antony & Cleopatra

Romeo & Juliet

Much Ado About Nothing

Richard II

Hamlet     (4)

Richard III


Henry V

As You Like It

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Shaw, George Bernard

Plays Unpleasant

Widowers’ Houses

The Philanderer

Mrs Warren’s Profession     (4)

Saint Joan     (2)

The Apple Cart

Major Barbara     (2)

Plays Pleasant (2)

Arms and The Man


The Man of Destiny

You Never Can Tell


Sheridan, Richard

School for Scandal

Sherriff, R. C.

Journey’s End

Simon, Neil

Rumors    (3)

The Odd Couple   (2)


The Theban Plays

Oedipus the King

Oedipus at Colonus


Stoppard, Tom

Enter a Free Man

Jumpers   (2)



The Real Inspector Hound   (2)

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Strindberg, August

The Father

A Dream Play

Synge, J. M.

The Playboy of the Western World

Riders to the Sea

Taylor, C. P.

And a Nightingale Sang. . .

Taylor, Edward & Graham, John

Pardon Me, Prime Minister

Thomas, Dylan

Under Milk Wood    (2)

Tsao Yu



Valentine, Pam

A Dog’s Life (5)

Wesker, Arnold

Volume One

Chicken Soup with Barley


I’m Talking About Jerusalem


Penguin Plays

Chicken Soup with Barley


I’m Talking About Jerusalem

Wilde, Oscar

The Importance of Being Earnest