Can we video our shows? Yes, you can. Providing you have first purchased a videotaping licence from Limelight Scripts. You are then allowed to make as many copies as you like and can even sell them to members of your own group. However, you are forbidden to offer them for sale to the public without our written permission.
For amateur performances, royalties are charged according to the maximum seating capacity of the venue, and not the actual number of people who see the show. If you do a tour with multiple venues of different sizes, then the royalties will reflect the capacity of each venue.
Change of performance requirements.
We understand that performance requirements can change during the planning of a production, therefore…if you plan additional performances, or wish to change the proposed dates or venue your show/s. Then you can contact Limelight Scripts and ask for an amended performance licence to cover the new dates. (provided you give us at least seven days’ notice.
Amended performance licenses.
Any amended performance licence will supersede the original one, and will incur no extra charges if it covers the same number of shows as the original.
If a change of venue changes the seating capacity, then the performance royalties will change and you will be liable for additional charges or eligible for a refund. You must contact Limelight Scripts as soon as such a change is confirmed, to agree the changes to the performance fee.
Supply Of Audio CD’s Of Music & Sound Effects
Any audio tracks supplied by Limelight Scripts are either on a CD (UK only) or as a downloadable Mp3. The use of sound effects or incidental music specifically composed and recorded by Limelight Scripts, in a show already licensed by Limelight Scripts, is covered by our performance licence. However, they may not be used in a show not covered by a Limelight Scripts licence.
PRS and PPL Licences.
To be able to use copyrighted music in your show, you must first ensure that your venue is covered by a PRS and/or a PPL licence. See our Using Music In Pantos page.
The licensee shall not:
Transfer the licence to a third party. Alter, modify, publish, distribute, sell, broadcast, transmit, create derivative works from, or edit any content of the backing track(s) covered by this licence without the express permission of Limelight Scripts. Any such activity constitutes infringement, which may result in termination of service and possible legal action.
Changes to a purchased licence.
In the event of any changes required to the issued licence, the licensee must advise Limelight Scripts and request an amended licence.
Methods of payment.
Limelight Scripts accepts three methods of payment, which you get to choose at the end of the checkout process.
BACS (bank transfer) PayPal and Cheque.
If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can use a credit or debit card via a secure PayPal site.
If paying by Cheque or BACS, your script will be released/dispatched immediately your funds have been cleared.
If you make a payment by BACS, please notify us by email as soon as you have made a payment into our account.
Any performances cancelled and notified to Limelight Scripts at least seven days before the planned first show, may qualify for a refund of the performance licence fee, for the cancelled performances.
Please note: Like most other publishers, we level an administration charge for the processing of refunds. Our admin charge is £20 and this will be deducted from your refund. Purchased scripts in either hard copy or electronic downloads, are not eligible for refunds.
Requesting a refund.
If you wish to request a refund, please contact us before taking any other action. Performances cancelled less than seven days before the first performance are not eligible for refunds. Shows that fail to attract their expected audience are not eligible for refunds.
Most organisations (not including Professional Organisations) are charged at the same rate as Amateur Theatre Companies. If your company falls into a different category and you believe that you should be treated differently, then please send a query e-mail to Limelight Scripts giving us a brief explanation of your reason for special treatment, and we will consider your request.
Purchasing for an organisation.
If you are buying a script on behalf of an organisation, please use the organisation’s full name. We will use the organisation’s name when we issue performance licences. Organisations which have formal purchasing systems may require their own order reference to be used for a purchase.
If you belong to such an organisation, please supply your order reference number. And we will use it on any documents we send to you.
Rights of the supplier.
The supplier (Limelight Scripts) retains the right to remove permission to use any of our scripts, if they judge that these terms and conditions have been abused.