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What's on in libraries

Play readers' groups

The play readers’ groups based in libraries are open to everyone, free to attend, with new members always welcome.

Register your play readers’ group

If you would like to register your play readers’ group, you can do so online or in person. If you register your play readers’ group with the library service, you have access to the play set collection held at Central Library for the exclusive use of play readers’ groups. The library service can also help promote community-based groups, who do not meet at their local library.

Register your play readers’ group online

Register your play readers’ group in person.

  • Go to the staff desk

Request a title for your next play readers’ group

If you would like to request titles from us for your next play readers’ group, you can do so online, over the phone or in person.

Request a title for your next play readers’ group online

Request a title for your next play readers’ group over the phone

  • Phone any library during opening hours (Find a library.)
  • You will need to provide the playwright, title, number of copies required and the date of your next meeting

Request a title for your next play readers’ group in person

  • Go to the staff desk
  • You will need to provide the playwright, title, number of copies required and the date of your next meeting

Where to find play readers’ groups (library-based)

  • There are no library-based play readers' groups at present

Where to find play readers’ groups (community-based)

Please note: The library service strongly advises you to check the dates and times of groups in community-based locations as they are not managed by the library service.

Titles available for play readers’ groups to loan

The complete list of titles available for play readers’ groups to loan is published below.

  • Aeschylus - The Oresteian Trilogy
  • Albee, Edward - The Zoo Story
  • Anouilh, Jean - Becket or The Honour of God
  • Anouilh, Jean - The Lark
  • Anouilh, Jean - Ring Round the Moon
  • Anouilh, Jean - The Waltz of the Toreadors
  • Arden, John - Serjeant Musgrave's Dance
  • Aristophanes - Lysistrata
  • Ayckbourn, Alan - How the Other Half Loves
  • Ayckbourn, Alan - Three Plays
  • Ayckbourn, Alan - Mixed Doubles
  • Ayckbourn, Alan - The Norman Conquests
  • Ayckbourn, Alan - Ten Times Table
  • Ayckbourn, Alan - Time and Time Again
  • Bagnold, Enid - The Chalk Garden
  • Barrie, James Matthew - The Admirable Crichton
  • Batson, George - The House on the Cliff
  • Benfield, Derek - Wild Goose Chase
  • Besier, Rudolf - The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  • Bloomfield, Robert - Portrait of Murder
  • Bolt, Robert - A Man for All Seasons
  • Bolt, Robert - Vivat Vivat Regina
  • Bond, Edward - Narrow Road to the Deep North
  • Bond, Edward - Saved
  • Box, Muriel - A Marriage Has Been Disarranged
  • Brecht, Bertolt - The Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • Brighouse, Harold - Hobson's Choice
  • Browne, Wynard - The Holly and the Ivy
  • Camoletti, Marc - Boeing Boeing
  • Carroll, Paul Vincent - Beauty is Fled
  • Carroll, Paul Vincent - The King Who Could Not Laugh
  • Cary, Falkland Litton - An Air for Murder
  • Cary, Falkland Litton - Crystal Clear
  • Cary, Falkland Litton - The Proof of the Poison
  • Cary, Falkland Litton - The Recco
  • Chappell, Eric - The Banana Box
  • Charles, Moie - Murder at the Vicarage
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich - The Seagull
  • Christie, Agatha - An Afternoon at the Seaside
  • Christie, Agatha - The Mousetrap
  • Christie, Agatha - The Patient
  • Christie, Agatha - The Rats
  • Christie, Agatha - Spider's Web
  • Christie, Agatha - The Unexpected Guest
  • Christie, Agatha - Witness for the Prosecution
  • Coke, Peter - Breath of Spring
  • Coke, Peter - Fool's Paradise
  • Coke, Peter - Midsummer Milk
  • Collins, Freda - Folk Tale Plays
  • Congreve, William - The Way of the World
  • Cooney, Ray - My Giddy Aunt
  • Cooney, Ray - Not Now Darling
  • Coward, Noel - Blithe Spirit
  • Coward, Noel - Nude with Violin
  • Coward, Noel - Present Laughter
  • Coward, Noel - Relative Values
  • Coward, Noel - Still Life
  • Cox, Constance - Everyman
  • Cox, Constance - Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
  • Cox, Constance - Maria Marten or Murder in the Red Barn
  • Coxe, Louis O. - Billy Budd
  • Cruden, Thomas - Life of Hercules: Page One
  • Delaney, Shelagh - The Lion in Love
  • Delderfield, Ronald Frederick - Home is the Hunted
  • Delderfield, Ronald Frederick - Worm's Eye View
  • Dickens, Charles - A Christmas Carol (ad. Sutton, Shaun)
  • Dickens, Charles - A Christmas Carol (dramatised Foss, Kenelm)
  • Dighton, John - The Happiest Days of Your Life
  • Dinner, William - The Late Edwina Black
  • Douglas, Felicity - According to the Evidence
  • Du Maurier, Daphne - Rebecca
  • Durbridge, Francis - Suddenly at Home
  • Durrenmatt, Friedrich - The Physicists
  • Dyer, Charles R. - Rattle of a Simple Man
  • East, Donald - The Lucky One
  • Eliot, Thomas Stearns - The Cocktail Party
  • England, Barry - Conduct Unbecoming
  • Feely, Terence - Who Killed Santa Claus?
  • Feydeau, Georges - A Flea in Her Ear
  • Frayn, Michael - Alarms and Excursions
  • Frayn, Michael - Benefactors
  • Friel, Brian - The Freedom of the City
  • Friel, Brian - Lovers
  • Frisby, Terence - There's a Girl in my Soup
  • Fry, Christopher - Plays
  • Galsworthy, John - Famous Plays
  • Gogol, Nikolai Vasilevich - The Government Inspector
  • Goldman, James - The Lion in Winter
  • Goldsby, Angela and Robert - Let's Get a Divorce
  • Goldsmith, Oliver - She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night
  • Goodman, Jules Eckert - Treasure Island
  • Gow, Ronald - Scuttleboom's Treasure
  • Halliwell, David - Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs
  • Hamilton, Patrick - Gaslight
  • Harris, Elmer - Johnny Belinda
  • Harris, Richard - Who Goes Bare?
  • Harvey, Wilfred - All the Tea in China
  • Hastings, Charlotte - Bonaventure
  • Holland, Norman - The Militants
  • Home, William Douglas - The Bishop and the Actress
  • Home, William Douglas - The Chiltern Hundreds
  • Home, William Douglas - The Secretary Bird
  • Horne, Kenneth - And this was Odd
  • Horne, Kenneth - Fools Rush In
  • Horne, Kenneth - Jane Step's Out
  • Horne, Kenneth - Wolf's Clothing
  • Houghton, Stanley - Dear Departed
  • Houghton, Stanley - Hindle Wakes: Play in Three Acts
  • Hsiung, Shih I. - Lady Precious Stream
  • Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll's House
  • Ibsen, Henrik - An Enemy of the People
  • Ionesco, Eugene - Rhinoceros
  • Jacobs, W. W. - The Monkey's Paw
  • Johnson, Philip - April Dawn
  • Johnson, Philip - Charade
  • Johnson, Philip - The Late Miss Cordell
  • Johnson, Philip - Master Dudley
  • Johnson, Philip - Where Every Prospect Pleases
  • Jonson, Ben - The Alchemist
  • Kelly, John Donald - Queer Street
  • Kesselring, Joseph - Arsenic and Old Lace
  • King, Philip - Big.. Bad.. Mouse!
  • King, Philip - Dark Lucy
  • King, Philip - Elementary, My Dear
  • King, Philip - Go Bang Your Tambourine
  • King, Philip - Here We Come Gathering
  • King, Philip - I'll Get My Man
  • King, Philip - Milk and Honey
  • King, Philip - Murder in Company
  • King, Philip - Rock-a-Bye, Sailor
  • King, Philip - So Far - No Further
  • Knott, Frederick - Dial M for Murder
  • Knott, Frederick - Wait Until Dark
  • Laurie, Rona - Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Friends
  • Lawler, Ray - Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
  • Levy, Benn - The Rape of the Belt
  • Lodge, David - The Writing Game
  • Lovegrove, Arthur - Just Another Day
  • Luke, Peter - Hadrian the Seventh
  • McCracken, Esther - Quiet Wedding
  • McLoughlin, Maurice - Brush with a Body
  • Mackie, Philip - The Whole Truth
  • Marriott, Anthony - No Sex, Please - We're British
  • Maugham, William Somerset - The Constant Wife
  • Melville, Alan - Dear Charles
  • Mercer, David - Ducksong
  • Mercer, David - Flint
  • Millar, Ronald - Abelard and Heloise
  • Millar, Ronald - The Bride and the Bachelor
  • Millar, Ronald - Waiting for Gillian
  • Miller, Arthur - Death of a Salesman
  • Miller, Arthur - A View from the Bridge
  • Mills, Hugh - The House by the Lake
  • Milne, Alan Alexander - The Man in the Bowler Hat
  • Milne, Alan Alexander - The Ugly Duckling
  • Moliere, Jean Baptiste Poquelin - The Miser
  • Moliere, Jean Baptiste Poquelin - The School for Wives (ad. Malleson, Miles)
  • Moliere, Jean Baptiste Poquelin - Tartuffe or The Imposter
  • Morris, Thomas Baden - Cloud over the Morning
  • Morris, Thomas Baden - Little Nut-Tree
  • Morris, Thomas Baden - The Sleeping Fires
  • Mortimer, John - Collaborators
  • Mortimer, John - Collect your Hand Baggage
  • Mortimer, John - Knightsbridge
  • Mortimer, John - Lunch Hour
  • Mortimer, John - Two Stars for Comfort
  • Mortimer, John - A Voyage round my Father
  • Murdoch, Iris - A Severed Head
  • Naughton, Bill - Alfie
  • Naughton, Bill - All in Good Time
  • Naughton, Bill - Spring and Port Wine
  • Nichols, Peter - The National Nurse or Nurse Norton's Affair
  • Obey, Andre - Noah
  • O'Casey, Sean - Juno and the Paycock
  • Orton, Joe - Entertaining Mr Sloane
  • Orton, Joe - Loot
  • Osborne, John - The Entertainer
  • Parker, David - The Collector
  • Peach, Lawrence du Garde - The White Sheep of the Family
  • Pearn, V. A. - Through the Looking Glass
  • Pinero, Arthur Wing - The Second Mrs Tanqueray
  • Pinero, Arthur Wing - Trelawny of the Wells
  • Pinter, Harold - The Birthday Party
  • Pinter, Harold - The Caretaker
  • Pinter, Harold - The Dumb Waiter
  • Popplewell, Jack - Busybody
  • Popplewell, Jack - Dead on Nine
  • Priestley, John Boynton - Dangerous Corner
  • Priestley, John Boynton - An Inspector Calls and Other Plays: Time and the Conways, I Have Been Here Before and The Linden Tree
  • Priestley, John Boynton - Time and the Conways
  • Priestley, John Boynton - When We Are Married
  • Rattigan, Terence - The Deep Blue Sea
  • Rattigan, Terence - French Without Tears
  • Rattigan, Terence - Harlequinade
  • Rattigan, Terence - Ross
  • Rattigan, Terence - Separate Tables
  • Rayburn, Joyce - Cat in the Bag
  • Rayburn, Joyce - Don't Start Without Me
  • Rayburn, Joyce - The Man Most Likely To
  • Ridley, Arnold - The Ghost Train
  • Roffrey, Jack - Hostile Witness
  • Rosser, Austin - Sweeney Todd
  • Ruskin, Sheila - The Owl and the Pussycat Went to See
  • Saunders, James - Scent of Flowers
  • Sayers, Dorothy Leigh - The Man Born to be King
  • Schnitzler, Arthur - Laronde
  • Shaffer, Peter - Amadeus
  • Shaffer, Peter - Black Comedy
  • Shaffer, Peter - Five Finger Exercise
  • Shaffer, Peter - The Private Ear
  • Shaffer, Peter - The Public Eye
  • Shaffer, Peter - The Royal Hunt of the Sun
  • Shakespeare, William - King Henry V
  • Shakespeare, William - The Merchant of Venice
  • Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Shakespeare, William - Much Ado About Nothing
  • Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare, William - The Tempest
  • Shakespeare, William - The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Shakespeare, William - Twelfth Night
  • Shaw, George Bernard - Pygmalion
  • Shaw, George Bernard - Saint Joan
  • Sheridan, Richard Brinsley - The Rivals
  • Sherriff, Robert Cedric - Journey's End
  • Simpson, Norman Frederick - One Way Pendulum
  • Simpson, Norman Frederick - A Resounding Tinkle
  • Smith, Dodie - Dear Octopus
  • Spewack, Samuel - My Three Angels
  • Stoppard, Tom - Albert's Bridge
  • Stoppard, Tom - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  • Storey, David - The Changing Room
  • Storm, Lesley - Roar Like a Dove
  • Taylor, Samuel - Sabrina Fair
  • Terson, Peter - Zigger Zagger / Mooney and his Caravans
  • Thomas, Basil - Book of the Month
  • Travers, Ben - Rookery Nook
  • Turner, Margaret - Come Home, My Children
  • Voight, Cherry - Let's Be Friends
  • Weathers, Philip - Tell-Tale Murder
  • Wesker, Arnold - Chicken Soup with Barley
  • Wesker, Arnold - Roots
  • Westall, Robert - The Machine-Gunners
  • Whiting, John - The Devils
  • Wilde, Oscar - The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Wilde, Oscar - Lady Windermere's Fan
  • Williams, Emlyn - A Murder Has Been Arranged
  • Willis, Ted - Doctor at Sea
  • Willis, Ted - Woman in a Dressing Gown

Last updated: 3 July 2017

Central Library

Email: Central.library@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 2314

Fax: 024 7622 0465

Central Library
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