Hidden Gems

Discover amazing shows to perform - and get 30% off licensing fees.

There are thousands of wonderful plays and musicals to choose from. So we've created Hidden Gems, a specially curated selection of shows that we believe people should be performing more.

Discover a number of shows with free perusal scripts.

Get to know a selection of our Hidden Gems by ordering free copies of up to three different scripts from the list below (you just pay postage, and the book is yours to keep).

To order your free copy, add one copy for up to 3 of the below plays to your shopping basket, and use the code HG100 in the 'Promotion Code' section when you checkout.


The Frontier Trilogy - including Clock Strikes Noon, The Rattlesnake's Kiss and Blood Red Moon Please note: if you're interested in any of these plays, you only need to order one copy of The Frontier Trilogy, which contains all 3 plays

Baby Doll

Blinded by the Sun


The Gift of the Gorgon

Haggard - An Entertainment

Making Money

Mrs Affleck

Saving it for Albie

Second Time Around

Swan Song

The Boadicea of Britannia Street

The Sleeping Beauties


Awaking Beauty

Henry's Wives (The Much-Married Musical)

The Nutcracker

The Go-Between

Tracy Beaker Gets Real!

If you have any problems placing your order, please contact our customer services team on customerservices@samuelfrench.co.uk or 020 7255 4311.

Perform Hidden Gems shows for less.

All of our Hidden Gems shows - that's over 50 plays and musicals - can be licensed for a third less than our usual fees.

Please note, the reduced prices (30% less than the standard fee) will not be shown automatically during the licensing process, but will be applied by the licensing team after we receive your application, and before you're requested to make any payment.

If you're looking for more off-the-beaten track choices, please do contact our licensing team, who are always here for help and inspiration.