About us

Founded in 1946 as the English Theatre Guild, Josef Weinberger Plays have since become one of the leading play publishers and representatives of stage performance rights for many of the world’s foremost authors and estates. Initially formed to represent the stage plays of the writers at the Film Rights Ltd agency, in 1984 the company was bought by Warner Chappell Music who expanded the catalogue by concentrating on the acquisition of contemporary writers, and in 2000 the company moved to Josef Weinberger (now Music Theatre International Europe) to complement their extensive catalogue of musical theatre works.

From international playwrights including Arthur Miller, John Steinbeck, Eugene O’Neill and Ingmar Bergman to a wealth of British authors such as John Godber, Ray Cooney, Peter Gordon and Debbie Isitt, Josef Weinberger publish playscripts and license performances of our author’s works around the globe. In association with our North American counterparts Dramatists Play Service of New York and many leading literary agents, we have grown to represent over a thousand plays throughout the UK, Europe and internationally, focusing on providing a first class service to our authors and their works. Building a formidable catalogue of plays ranging from contemporary comedy and drama to adaptations of classic literary titles, we aim to offer something to appeal to every theatre company for an upcoming production.

 
 

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  • 1) OF MICE AND MEN St. Paul’s players Chorley 03/03/2020 to 07/03/2020
  • 2) BOUNCERS/SHAKERS Grubby Gnome Faversham 05/03/2020 to 07/03/2020
  • 3) BOUNCERS GRUBBY GNOME PRODUCTIONS KENT 05/03/2020 to 07/03/2020
  • 4) FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS Royal Holloway Student Union Drama Society Egham 07/03/2020 to 10/03/2020
  • 5) LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE de Gruchy productions Channel Islands 11/03/2020 to 15/03/2020
  • 6) VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, A Allington Cheltenham 20/03/2020 to 21/03/2020
  • 7) VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, A Infinity Stage Company Birmingham 23/03/2020 to 25/03/2020
  • 8) ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Winchester College Winchester 24/03/2020 to 26/03/2020
  • 9) LATE HENRY MOSS, THE Witham Dramatic club Witham Essex 25/03/2020 to 28/03/2020
  • 10) CRUCIBLE, THE Inchicore College of Further Education Dublin 25/03/2020 to 28/03/2020
  • 11) DEATH BY FATAL MURDER The Highams Players Ilford 26/03/2020 to 28/03/2020
  • 12) HARVEY Tewkesbury Arts and Drama Society Tewkesbury 26/03/2020 to 28/03/2020
  • 13) CROWN MATRIMONIAL The Marlow Players Marlow 26/03/2020 to 28/03/2020
  • 14) OF MICE AND MEN Elementary Productions Portsmouth 27/03/2020 to 29/03/2020
  • 15) HARVEY Edward Alderton Theatre Kent 03/04/2020 to 10/04/2020
  • 16) CRUCIBLE, THE Liverpool drama society Liverpool 08/04/2020 to 08/04/2020
  • 17) MURDERED TO DEATH St Marks Players Belfast 16/04/2020 to 18/04/2020
  • 18) TRUE WEST Mermaids Performing Arts Fund (St Andrews University) St Andrews 17/04/2020 to 18/04/2020
  • 19) CRUCIBLE, THE ulverston outsiders Ulverston 21/04/2020 to 24/04/2020
  • 20) CRUCIBLE, THE Liverpool University Drama Society Liverpool 07/05/2020 to 09/05/2020
  • 21) COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, THE (abridged) Minchinhampton Players Minchinhampton 08/05/2020 to 09/05/2020
  • 22) EVENING WITH GARY LINEKER, AN New Penny Theatre Company Tring 10/05/2020 to 16/05/2020
  • 23) DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD St. Luke's School Edinburgh 01/08/2020 to 08/08/2020
  • 24) COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, THE (abridged) Stow Munroe Falls High School Edinburgh 04/08/2020 to 12/08/2020
  • 25) SPIRIT LEVEL St Ambrose Players Leyland 12/08/2020 to 15/08/2020
  • 26) OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS The Company of Players HERTFORD 18/09/2020 to 25/09/2020
  • 27) OF MICE AND MEN The Rossendale Players Lancashire 19/09/2020 to 26/09/2020
  • 28) TRUE WEST Fourblokes Theatre Company Derby 28/10/2020 to 31/10/2020
  • 29) ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Miller Centre Theatre Company Caterham 29/10/2020 to 07/11/2020
  • 30) CRUCIBLE, THE Ellie George Productions BELPER 30/10/2020 to 30/10/2020
  • 31) LADIES IN RETIREMENT Winchester Dramatic Society Winchester 13/11/2020 to 05/12/2020