"He's behind you!" Get ready for Panto season

AME panto

Our Drama Collection contains hundreds of plays just waiting to be brought to life. 

Single copy plays are available for reading, study and selection purposes and may be borrowed by individual library members, while organisations that stage performances can borrow sets of plays. Sets of plays usually comprise one copy for each cast member plus a director's copy.

Click on the links below to browse our collection or pay the County Reserve Stock a visit to look in person. Open every Tuesday to the public you can book a visit by calling 01296 383966 or emailing us: lib-ahq@buckscc.gov.uk

We also have an extensive Music Collection consisting of a wide range of printed music, including folk and early music, classical light and popular music of all eras, world music, jazz and film music, vocal scores, tutors and miniature scores we have something for all tastes. We also have a large collection of vocal sets that are available for choirs to loan. Sets of music scores can be booked in advance, where possible, and borrowed for long periods to cover rehearsal time and performance.

Find out more about the history of pantomime by browsing the  John Johnson Collection; an archive of printed ephemera which contains a number of playbills which list details of pantomimes performed mostly in the West End, London.

The puritan's daughterSaturday, January 10th [1863], London Playbills Covent Garden box 3 (6)

Robinson Crusoe26 December [1881], London Playbills Drury Lane box 2 (30)

John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offers a unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. From Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising this digital archive is free to use at home and in the library.

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