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Contact the adviser

I would be available for groups initially wanting to set up a Play Reading group to offer advice etc etc. on how to go about this:

  • to advise on suitability of plays
  • to suggest how one can access plays.
  • to be available as a contact to discuss,advise,help whenever required to do so

pdf Newsletter - January 2015 (16 KB)

pdf Play List (27 KB)

pdf Play List 2 (74 KB)

pdf Some warm-up exercises (64 KB)  - provided by Sara Gray of Malmesbury & District U3A

pdf Scripts by Brian Freeland (117 KB)  - available from www.brianfreeland.co.uk at no cost (but postage would be appreciated).

  folder Plays available for download  - a folder of many plays, regularly updated with new material.

Drama Association of Wales Collection - 

What’s in the DAW collection?
The collection includes several thousand plays, with a focus on sets. "We have been gradually listing and organising the collection and have now added more than 2500 titles to our online catalogue avaliable here." 

Membership and hire charges
An annual membership subscription is payable by individuals and groups who wish to hire play texts from the DAW collection.
Full details of the current membership and hire charges are listed in the Membership scheme for DAW collection document.
pdf Membership Scheme for Drama Association of Wales Collection (211 KB)
document DAW order form (1.12 MB)


Roger Stephens, member of the Islington U3A Play Reading group has kindly donated a large number of recordings to the British Library Sound Archive. The audio is a series of talks and seminars from visiting playwrights he recorded, while he was studying for his MA in Playwriting Studies at Birmingham University in 1991.

Please click here to access Roger Stephens recordings. 
In the ‘Simple Search’ field enter ‘Roger Stephens’ and press the Enter key or click the Search button.

The recordings will be listed, and the shelf-location of each cassette is displayed by clicking 'Details'.
The British Library Sound Archive will need to be contacted to make a listening appointment. Further details avaliable here.