Play scripts

How to buy scripts for West End plays and musicals online

Will Longman
Will Longman

Ever seen a life-changing play and had the wording of that perfect line escape your memory? Or wanted to relive a new work after it's closed in the West End? Whether you want to read for pleasure or study a work, picking up a playscript is a brilliant way to enjoy great theatre writing. You can find an extensive list of West End plays that have been published, with links to buy each one. Keep this page bookmarked, too, as we'll continue adding to it as new books become available, as well as expanding the wide array of London theatres covered. 

Note: All book links lead to Amazon affiliate links

Baby Reindeer


Richard Gadd's chilling autobiographical play recounts the writer's horror as a simple offer of a cup of tea transformed into a full-blown stalking nightmare. Read more about the play in our interview with Gadd. 

Click here to buy the Baby Reindeer script. 

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

The full script for Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's British musical hit is available to buy, so you can recite your favourite moments. 

Click here to buy the Everybody's Talking About Jamie script.


Gregory Maguire's novel which inspired one of the longest-running musicals currently in the West End. 

Click here to buy the Wicked novel. 

Matilda the Musical

Tim Minchin wrote his record-breaking, award-winning musical based on the classic novel by Roald Dahl, and a version with a theatre tie-in cover is now available. 

Click here to see the 'theatre tie-in' Matilda novel.

Mischief Theatre

The masters of stage comedy, Mischief Theatre's major productions are available as playscripts, so you can read how the comedy unfolds on the page. 

Click here to buy The Play That Goes Wrong playscript.

Click here to buy The Comedy About A Bank Robbery playscript.

Click here to buy Peter Pan Goes Wrong playscript.

The Doctor

Robert Icke's visionary update of Arthur Schnitzler's Professor Bernhardi gifted Juliet Stevenson a mammoth role when it premiered at the Almeida, and you'll want to reread the script after you've seen the play again and again. 

Click here to buy The Doctor playscript. 

The Watsons

Laura Wade's play imagines how Jane Austen's novel The Watsons might have been, if she hadn't abandoned it. The Olivier Award-winning writer's comedy premiered at the Menier, before a planned West End transfer. 

Click here to buy The Watsons playscript. 

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