Samuel French Acting Editions

Iconic playscript, redesigned and ready for rehearsals.

With the help of your feedback, we've redesigned the much-loved Samuel French Acting Editions to make them even more useful in the rehearsal room. 

Available in your choice of size and binding

Because we know every theatre-maker and reader is different, we now offer a choice of formats to suit the way you work. Importantly, though, page numbers are the same across all format editions, so there'll be no confusion in the rehearsal room even if your company are using different editions.

Our regular paperback book at our regular size, perfect if you like to keep things classic.

The same size as the Standard Edition, but with a sturdy, easy-to-fold, easy-to-hold, spiral-bound spine. Ideal for use in rehearsal .

A4 size and spiral-bound, with larger text and a blank page for notes opposite every page. Perfect for technical and directing use.

Easier to Read, Easier to Use

A larger, clearer font so it's easier to read in rehearsal

Bigger margins for all your notes and moments of inspiration

Extra features to help you bring the play to life

The Acting Edition is designed with theatre-makers in mind, so many of our books include handy production features, such as:

  • Character lists and descriptions
  • Set diagrams
  • Sound and lighting cue lists
  • Author notes
  • Property lists
  • Production notes
  • Author biography
  • Original production details