Staging Sir Terry Pratchett Play Productions
All requests for permission to licence amateur dramatic productions in English or in translation of adapations of Sir Tery Pratchett's novels published by Corgi and Oxford University Press should be sent to Colin Smythe Limited.
Official application forms for each production can be downloaded from Colin Smythe's web 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.
- Wyrd Sisters (published by Corgi)
- Mort (published by Corgi)
- Guards! Guards! (published by Corgi)
- Men at Arms (published by Corgi)
Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press will supply groups with copies at 35% discount. Contact OUP's National Sales Manager, Richard Smart at
- The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (published by Oxford University Press)
- Johnny and the Dead (published by Oxford University Press)
- Dodger (published by Oxford University Press)
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.
- Going Postal
- Monstrous Regiment
- Night Watch
- Interesting Times
- The Fifth Elephant
- The Truth
Contact Phil Prestianni for details of special discounts available on copies of the playtexts for your group.
For amateur dramatic right for the following titles, see individual links below. For professional and translation rights you must contact Stephen Briggs (details above).
- Making Money (adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs)
- Carpe Jugulum (adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs)
- Maskerade (adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs)
- Lords and Ladies (adapted for the stage by Irana Brown)
The following three titles are published by Oberon but the amateur rights are handled by Samuel French.
- The Rince Cycle (adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs)
- Feet of Clay (adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs)
- Unseen Academicals (adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs)
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
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. You can also post your request to: Stephen Briggs, PO Box 1486, Oxford, OX4 9DQ
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
If you are going to put on any Terry Pratchett production please inform us at so we can keep our subscribers / social media followers informed and hopefully help to ensure you get lots of visitors.
You should also notify to see if they will help promote your performance.
Please note: All requests for professional productions should be sent to