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
Theatre information sites
For the very best information on amateur and professional theatre, check out British Theatre Guide All professional theatre listings/shows are here. Amdram is a great site for everything connected with UK amatuer theatre, and boasts a classified ads section and a web forum. Amdram.net is a new and exciting addition to the list of websites catering for the amateur theatre. Theatre Australia covers a similar sort of area for Oz. UK Theatre Web Lists what's on where and everthing else connected with theatre in the UK. Another excellent site is the Moonstruck Drama Bookstore - plays, cast albums, sheet music, theatre news, and more! Another good UK based search portal for things theatrical is Entsweb. Also worth a visit, although not strictly a theatrical site is Splut which is a directory of UK websites, hosting a very good list of theatrical links. Other web directories worth trying for theatrical links are SearchMonster, and Art-Links-Directory.com - Art Resources Looking for a panto in your area. Then try the Big Panto Guide for a comprehensive list of what's on where. The following site. SZIGG.com have a wide range of links to the arts, including theatre groups and links to publishers. If you are looking for everything from scripts and costumes, to scenery all on one website. The go to Opening Night. Another new theatre resources site worth a look, is Art Links Directory. A good directory site for finding entertainment and theatre related sites is All Sites Directory 'We have scoured the internet from the bottom to the top and forged this directory to help guide you through all your web searches'. One of the newest and fastest growing resource sites for the amateur theatre is Amateur Theatre Directory.
Sources of Theatre Scripts
If you reached this page direct from a search engine whilst searching for "theatre resources" then on this site Limelight Scripts A new site directory for the UK is GB Guide.com - Authority UK Web Directory which has a section containing links to publshers of pantomimes. you can find scripts for Pantomimes Musicals and Plays. If you are an artist, dancer, actor, musician, maker, technician, tutor, writer or performer. You may be interested in paying a visit to Hybrid Studios where you will find a varied mix of arts, visual artists, poets, musicians, and more. The Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online lists one-act plays for four or fewer actors, accessing worldwide over one thousand unpublished and published scripts in multiple languages in various media. Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online is a free resource for playwrights, actors, dramaturgs, agents, producers, publishers, students, and librarians. It encourages the production, publication, perusal, preservation of scripts. The Applied and Interactive Theatre Guide A resource for those who use theatre techniques for other or more than arts or entertainment purposes, and for those whose theatre styles incorporate other than traditional presentation. It's categories/links range from radical theatre and sociadrama, to English pantomime. Playwrights on the Web - an international database of playwrights & their websites offering production & publishing opportunities National Drama Is the UK's leading professional association of Drama Educators. The excellent Drama in Education site covers (by content and by links) a wide range of material related to teaching drama and using drama in an educational context. If you are into murder mystery plays, then try Play Dead.Com
Have you spent ages scouring countless music shops and libraries, and still failed to find the score you are after. Then why not try Banks of York Their web site could be better (no on line catalogue) but the friendly staff are very helpful Or check out Chappells for sheet music and instrumental books. No on-line catalogue yet, but their phone service (020 7491 0133) is very good. The Classical Archives The Classical Music Archive is the largest classical music site on the web: 35,308 full length classical music files by 1,922 composers. Files are offered in several formats: live recordings in WMA and MP3, and in MIDI synthesized sequences. If you have any useful contacts for obtaining music scores (particularly on-line resources) then please tell Limelight Scripts
FindSounds.com is a free site for finding sound effects and musical instrument samples on the Web. It is a Web search engine, like Google and AltaVista, but with a focus on sounds. It provides powerful features, yet is simple and easy to use, and suitable for all ages. Audio files containing obscenities are filtered out, so this site is safe for children.
Sheffield based fancy dress suppliers Mr Bens offer a great range of costumes and accessories for hire or purchase. Another Sheffield based fancy dress suppliers are Fancy Pants also offer a good range of costumes for hire or purchase. Script To Screen Costume Is one of the UK's premier sites for all your costume needs.We have Also used Jackies of Penistone for a number of years, and have always found them to be very helpful. They have a great range of theatrical and fancy dress costumes and supplied us with a terrific Daisy the cow for our Jack And The Beanstalk pantomime. For some of our American customers we recommend that you have a look at Costumes Galore who are based in Orange County, California. They also have an offshoot site providing rental costumes for over 100 theatrical productions, at Theatrical Costumes Another great site for costumes is North American based Arrow Giftshop who also have an excellent line in Kids dress-up items.
Theatrical gifts, etc
Stage Presence is a great site for theatrical gifts, cards, masks and much more.
Funny.co.uk - Is the UK's premier comedy site, with the latest news, articles and features, plus jokes, games and more.
Links to other pantomime sites
Other sites of interest
Playwrights Premiere Theatre Playwrights Premiere Theatre is a not-for-profit company based in Williamsburg Virginia, specialising in new play development and world premieres. The company has hosted Broadway, national and international performing artists as well as award-winning playwrights and best-selling authors at The Kimball Theatre where it is the professional company in residence. PPT also has an arts-in-education program reachs into schools, universities and community centres. PPT is comprised of working theatre professionals, community volunteers, business and civic leaders and student interns and is supported by grants, corporate sponsorships and private donations. A great site for children who love writing is Stories on the web. A site well worth visiting is Piccolo Theatre which is based in Evanston Ilinois USA and is a source for Panto performances and Toy Theatre work. And another great UK site is