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Stephen Briggs (Corgi / Oxford University Press)

With immediate effect, all requests for permission to produce any of the following seven of Terry Pratchett's novels as adapted by Stephen Briggs (in English or translated) should be sent to Stephen Briggs () or posted to him at: Stephen Briggs, PO Box 1486, Oxford, OX4 9DQ

The official application form (in PDF format) can be downloaded from Stephen Briggs' site.


Copies of these plays can be bought at a significant discount direct from the publishers – tell Sharon Gordon at how many copies you want, and she will let you know the cost, including carriage.

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press will supply groups with copies at 35% discount. Contact OUP's National Sales Manager, Richard Smart at

Metheun Drama (Bloobmsbury)

The following Terry Pratchett adaptations are published by Methuen Drama (part of A & C Black).

For copies and details of Methuen's Pratchett plays (all adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs), see Bloomsbury's website and for information and how to apply for permission and performance rights, see Bloomsbury's play application page.

Contact Phil Prestianni for details of special discounts available on copies of the playtexts for your group.

Samuel French

For amateur dramatic right for the following titles, see individual links below. For professional and translation rights you must contact Stephen Briggs (details above).


The following three titles are published by Oberon but the amateur rights are handled by Samuel French.

Contact Matthew Urwin 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 licences): The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents (adapted and music by Matthew Holmes) Johnny And The Bomb (adapted and music by Matthew Holmes) - published August 2012

For more information, please visit: Harper Collins Education Website.

In case of difficulty please contact


Nation, adapted for the stage by Mark Ravenhill, is published in two versions: that of the play prior to its first performance at the 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

Unpublished Adaptations

If you are thinking of writing your own adaptation of any of Sir Terry's novels, please contact Stephen Briggs before starting any work or committing any financial or other resources.

The rights to Terry's works are closely controlled and you should not assume permission will be forthcoming.

If you fail to get permission. Your production will be halted.

Promoting Your Performance

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You should also notify to see if they will help promote your performance.

Professional Performances

Please note: All requests for professional productions should be sent to