Welcome to Limelight Scripts. The home of superb pantomime scripts, both traditional and new. Our award winning panto's continue to entertain audiences worldwide and are suitable for large or small productions. They contain all the vital ingredients to delight and entertain your audiences. Comedy, excitement and adventure, with a good measure of slapstick and audience participation. We invite you to peruse what we have to offer and trust that you will find something of interest.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require further information or help.
Dick Whittington (ver 1)
"What a terrific panto. Superbly written characters and virtually all of them with lots of funny lines." - Plymouth Evening Herald 2011
Cinderella (ver 1)
"A wonderfully written panto. Buttons beauty measuring machine was an absolute hoot" - Evening Post Bristol 2011
Jack And The Beanstalk
"A rip-roaringly funny panto which quickly had the audience roaring their approval" -
Ayrshire Post 2010
Who are limelight scripts?
Limelight Scripts was set up in 2005 by people with many years of experience in pantomime and drama groups. After noticing that some pantomime scripts being perused by their own group were up twenty-five years old and had never been updated, they decided to set up a company that would always keep scripts up to date. You can rest assured that all our *pantomimes will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis in order to keep them fresh and relevant.
*This only applies to titles written by Limelight Scripts, and not to pantomimes by other authors on our list.
Can I modify the scripts?
Up to a point. Inserting topical jokes and local name places is usually acceptable. But for other alterations to any script you must have the express permission of Limelight Scripts. For that you have to purchase a complete set of scripts and a performance licence. You might like to know that Limelight Scripts offer a *script tailoring service. If you decide to purchase a script, you can request permission to mark up any cuts/changes you wish to make on the loan copy. Then return the copy to us and for a small fee we will make all the changes for you before printing off your order. This will save you a lot of time and effort later on. Although most (us included) authors take a very flexible attitude towards production - recognising that a one-size-fits-all approach is not appropriate. Please be aware that all our material is copyrighted, and using any of the material without the express permission of Limelight Scripts is a breach of copyright. Breach of copyright is actionable in a court of law and we will vigorously persue all incidents of this.
*This service is only available for scripts written by Limelight Scripts, and not to scripts written by other authors on our list.
Can I read scripts online?
Samples of all our scripts can be read online by clicking on its link on our pantomimes page.
Are the scripts suitable for children?
This site has been rated using the webmasters voluntary SafeSurf rating system. Recent versions of web browsers use this rating in conjunction with the browser's "child suitability" settings, in order to block pages which are unsuitable. Check out SafeSurf for details. In rating our site, we have tended to err on the side of caution. Most of our pantomimes have played to mixed family audiences of all ages. But one should bear in mind that traditional British pantomime generally includes mild innuendo, and a pantomime dame. Which is played by a man protraying a lewd middle-aged woman. But the humour is strictly toungue-in-cheek double entendres and innuendo.
Limelight Scripts offer a low cost library reading service. You can request perusal copies of scripts and keep them for up to six weeks. Loan copies are for perusal purposes only, and must be returned within the hire period along with the library fee.
Which currencies can I use to buy your scripts?
Limelight Scripts is based in the UK and works in GB Pounds. We can accept other currencies, but we will have to add a surcharge equivalent to GB £10 per transaction to cover for the exchange fee charged by our bank. The cost of your purchase will be converted from the GB pound scale at the exchange rate charged on the day that Limelight Scripts accepts your order. Customers in Canada can purchase Canadian Postal Money Orders from the Post Office in GB Pounds - thus avoiding the transaction fee. Some Irish and Australian banks will also provide cheques in GB Pounds.
Can we video our shows?
Yes you can. Providing you have paid a videotaping licence fee to Limelight Scripts. You are then allowed to make as many copies as you like and can sell them to members of your own group. However, you are not allowed to offer them for sale to the general public.
What are Limelight Scripts terms and conditions?
Our list of terms and conditions which sets out your rights and duties when you buy scripts from us can be read here. Terms and conditions