Hidden Gems

Discover great Samuel French plays that you can perform for less.

With thousands of wonderful plays to choose from, sometimes shows get overlooked. With that in mind, we've created Hidden Gems: a selection of plays that we believe theatre companies should be performing more.

Discover selected shows for free.

Amateur theatremakers can to know these shows by ordering free copies of up to four different scripts from a selected list (you just pay postage, and the book is yours to keep).

You can order a free perusal copy of up to 4 of the following titles (you just pay postage, and the book is yours to keep).

To order your free copy, add one copy of up to 4 of these plays to your shopping basket, and use the code HG100 in the 'Promotion Code' section when you checkout.

The Frontier Trilogy - including Clock Strikes Noon, The Rattlesnake's Kiss and Blood Red Moon Please note: if you're interested in any of these plays, you only need to order one copy of The Frontier Trilogy, which contains all 3 plays

Baby Doll

Blinded by the Sun


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

The Gift of the Gorgon

Haggard - An Entertainment

Making Money

Mrs Affleck

Saving it for Albie

Second Time Around

Swan Song

The Boadicea of Britannia Street

If you have any problems placing your order, please email our customer services team on [email protected] or call 020 7054 7298.

Perform for Less

All these shows can be licensed by amateur groups for a third less than our usual fees. You can buy your production scripts for these shows at up to 50% off.

Please note, the reduced prices (33.33% less than the standard fee) will not be shown automatically during the licensing process, but will be applied by the licensing team after we receive your application, and before you're requested to make any payment.

If you're looking for more off-the-beaten track choices, contact our licensing team, who can offer help and inspiration.