Terms & Conditions
This page tells you the terms and conditions on which we supply pantomime scripts and any other product listed on our website www.limelightscripts.co.uk to you.
Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering anything from our site.
You should understand that by ordering any of our products, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
By placing an order through our website, you warrant that:
- You are legally capable of entering a binding contract.
- You are at least 18 years old.
After placing an order, you will receive an email from us to acknowledge that we have received your order.
If you can’t find the information you are looking for here, then try our FAQ’s.
Sizeable extracts of all our scripts can be freely read online on our website and you can purchase perusal and performance scripts, in either hard copy or as a downloadable electronic file. If you are ordering from outside the UK, then you can only purchase scripts as electronic downloads. Our scripts are provided on the assumption that they may go on to be performed in a show and must not be used for any other purpose whatsoever.
If you purchase a perusal script, you may not:
Represent the work contained in the scripts as your own. All the work is copyrighted by Limelight Scripts, and breach of copyright is actionable in a court of law. Perusal copies of all our scripts can be purchased either as an electronic download, or in hard copy. Perusal copies are provided solely for the purposes of review only. If you purchase perusal scripts in hard copy, you may not make additional copies of the script without the express permission of Limelight Scripts.
Possession of a perusal script does not convey any rights to the public performance of the script, in whole or in part. Copying and distribution of the script, in whole or in part, by any means whatsoever constitutes a breach of copyright, and is strictly forbidden. If you purchase a perusal script from us and do not purchase a performing licence, but go on to perform a panto of the same title written by a member of your own group, or by some other unknown author. By ticking our terms and conditions when ordering the perusal script, you also agree to send us a copy of said script if requested, so that we can be sure that no part of our script has been used. All scripts provided by Limelight Scripts are protected by international copyright. Limelight Scripts retains the right to remove permission to use any of their scripts, if they judge that these terms and conditions have been abused.
If you purchase a complete set of scripts for performance, you may not:
Represent the work contained in the scripts as your own. All the work is copyrighted by Limelight Scripts, and breach of copyright is actionable in a court of law. If you purchase performance scripts in hard copy, you may not make additional copies of the script without the express permission of Limelight Scripts. If you require additional hard copies of a script, these can be requested and purchased from Limelight Scripts for a modest fee. All scripts provided by Limelight Scripts are protected by international copyright.
Supply Of Hard Copy Scripts For Performance
When you purchase a full set of performance scripts in hard copy, we will provide you with one script for each listed main character. Plus, four additional cast copies for producer, director, choreographer, prompt, etc. The scripts are sent to you by Parcel Force 48 post (UK only)
Use of performance scripts
Complete sets of scripts for performance are provided for the purposes of preparing for a production. Possession of a Complete Set of Scripts for Performance does not convey any rights to the public performance of the script, in whole or in part. Performance licences must first be obtained from Limelight Scripts, according to the scale of fees set out on our Fees page.
Performance licences are only issued to customers who have purchased a full set of performance scripts in hard copy or have purchased and downloaded a master copy from Limelight Scripts, and entitles the holder to perform a script, in whole or in part. You are not allowed to transfer the licence to a third party. Neither may you alter, modify, publish, distribute, sell, broadcast, transmit, create derivative works from, or edit any content of the work covered by this licence without the express permission of Limelight Scripts. Any such activity which does not have our express permission, constitutes infringement, and may result in termination of service and possible legal action.
Can I transfer a performing licence?
No. You are not allowed to transfer the licence to a third party under any circumstance. This would constitute copyright infringement, and may result in legal action.
What constitutes a performance?
Any performance in front of an audience incurs performance royalties. Rehearsals do not count as performances but…if you allow an audience to see your dress rehearsal, (some groups do this with a reduced entry charge) this counts as a performance and is liable for performance royalties.
Can I modify the scripts?
Yes, you can. Inserting topical jokes and local names is perfectly acceptable and doesn’t need our permission. But we realise that a one-size-fits-all isn’t practical for most groups and we are generally happy for customers to tailor our scripts to suit their own needs. However, if you are planning to make large alterations to any of our scripts, then you must contact Limelight Scripts and ask for our explicit permission. Just tell us what you are considering doing and send us a copy of the planned alterations. We will almost certainly agree (unless the alterations contain explicit material unsuitable for a family audience and incompatible with our SafeSurf policy) and just ask that customers put ‘Adapted by’ followed by the name of their group underneath the title and source of the script on any programmes, posters and other promotional material.
Using material from other authors
You are strictly forbidden to insert any copyrighted material gathered from other sources into any of our scripts. If you do so, then you will be entirely liable for any cases of copyright infringement that may be brought by the original author.
Can we video our shows?
Yes, you can. Providing you have first purchased a videotaping licence from Limelight Scripts. You are then allowed to make as many copies as you like and can even sell them to members of your own group. However, you are forbidden to offer them for sale to the public without our written permission.
For amateur performances, royalties are charged according to the maximum seating capacity of the venue, and not the actual number of people who see the show. If you do a tour with multiple venues of different sizes, then the royalties will reflect the capacity of each venue.
Change of performance requirements
We understand that performance requirements can change during the planning of a production, therefore…if you plan additional performances, or wish to change the proposed dates or venue your show/s. Then you can contact Limelight Scripts and ask for an amended performance licence to cover the new dates. (provided you give us at least seven days’ notice. The amended performance licence will then supersede the original one, and will incur no extra charges if it covers the same number of shows as the original licence.
If a change of venue changes the seating capacity, then the performance royalties will change and you will be liable for additional charges or eligible for a refund. You must contact Limelight Scripts as soon as such a change is confirmed, to agree the changes to the performance fee.
Supply Of Audio CD’s Of Music & Sound Effects
Any audio track(s) are supplied on a CD or downloadable MP3’s, (CD’s are delivered in the UK and Ireland only). To be able to use copyrighted music in your show, you must first ensure that your venue is covered by a PRS and/or a PPL licence (please see our Using Music In Pantomime page). The use of sound effects or incidental music specifically composed and recorded by Limelight Scripts, in a show already licensed by Limelight Scripts, is covered by our performance licence. However, they may not be used in a show not covered by a Limelight Scripts licence.
The licensee shall not:
Transfer the licence to a third party. Alter, modify, publish, distribute, sell, broadcast, transmit, create derivative works from, or edit any content of the backing track(s) covered by this licence without the express permission of Limelight Scripts. Any such activity constitutes infringement, which may result in termination of service and possible legal action. In the event of any changes required to the issued licence, the licensee must advise Limelight Scripts and request an amended licence.
Changes to a purchased licence
In the event of any changes required to the issued licence, the licensee must advise Limelight Scripts and request an amended licence.
Methods of payment
Limelight Scripts accepts three methods of payment, which you get to choose at the end of the checkout process: BACS (bank transfer), PayPal and Cheque.
If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can use a credit or debit card via a secure PayPal site.
If paying by Cheque or BACS, your script will be released/dispatched immediately your funds have been cleared.
If you make a payment by BACS, please notify us by email as soon as you have made a payment into our account.
Any performances cancelled and notified to Limelight Scripts at least seven days before the planned first show, may qualify for full refunds of the performance licence fee, for the cancelled performances. Purchased scripts in either hard copy or electronic downloads, are not eligible for refunds. If you wish to request a refund, please contact us before taking any other action. Performances cancelled less than seven days before the first performance are not eligible for refunds. Shows that fail to attract their expected audience are not eligible for refunds.
Most organisations (not including Professional Organisations) are charged at the same rate as Amateur Theatre Companies. If your company falls into a different category and you believe that you should be treated differently, then please send a query e-mail to Limelight Scripts giving us a brief explanation of your reason for special treatment, and we will consider your request.
Purchasing for an organisation
If you are buying a script on behalf of an organisation, please use the organisation’s full name. We will use the organisation’s name when we issue performance licences. Organisations which have formal purchasing systems may require their own order reference to be used for a purchase. If you belong to such an organisation, please supply your order reference number. And we will use it on any documents we send to you.
Rights of the supplier
The supplier (Limelight Scripts) retains the right to remove permission to use any of our scripts, if they judge that these terms and conditions have been abused.