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Our Classic Comedy Scripts

Licence to performance

All formats, scripts, characters, and story lines are the Copyright of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Licence to perform 'Steptoe & Son' and 'Hancock'
Costs per performance:
Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour.

1 Episode - £36
2 Episodes - £72
3 Episodes - £96

This is the standard price for venues up to 150 seats.

For excerpts from Hancock scripts please also speak to David at the office.

'Murder at Oil Drum Lane' - a two-act production ending the Steptoe and Son story and written by Ray Galton and John Antrobus is available at £96 per performance on the same agreement as below.

We are now representing 'An Arm And A Leg' also written by Ray and John and this is the same rights agreement as 'Murder at Oil Drum Lane'.

For larger venues please contact the office for negotiation.

Please email, write or phone with the venue address and size, plus performance dates and times. Once agreed we will issue you with a Licence Agreement and invoice.

On agreement by both parties, we will email you the appropriate Master Copy Scripts which you may copy for your production and are included in the rights price.

Payment for the agreement must be a minimum of one week before the first performance.

We keep our requirements to the minimum but do require that the authors' names, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, and our contact website are included in all publicity.

We do understand that you may wish to film your show for posterity and we are happy for a video of your production to be made for your cast and production team, but under no circumstances must videos or DVDs be produced of your show on a commercial basis. We also ask for two complimentary tickets to be made available to us if required, as Classic Comedy Scripts are interested to see how different theatre groups stage these productions.

The license for performance will have our bank details on it, and we prefer direct payment. Cheques are accepted and are made out to Tessa Le Bars Management please, and sent to the address on the license and invoice.

We look forward to working with you!

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The most popular Galton and Simpson scripts have been specifically adapted for the stage by
Ray Galton, Alan Simpson, and David Pibworth.

The episodes range between just the two main actors in Steptoe and Son and the one main character in Hancock, up to fairly large casts.
Some of the two-hander and one-hander episodes could be performed in small venues.

We are here to help you, and if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact David Pibworth in the first instance on 01234 241357
or by email at:

All mail to David Plbworth c/o Classic Comedy Scripts, The Workshop, Clickers Yard, Olney, Bucks.

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