For nearly two hundred years, Samuel French has been a haven for theatre lovers and theatre makers in London, stocking a huge range of plays and theatre books, and offering expert advice. Now, the bookshop is reborn and reimagined at the Royal Court, one of the most important centres of new writing in British theatre. It occupies the beautiful Balcony Bar on the first floor. The shop is a friendly place to browse and read, enjoy a coffee and take part in live events with playwrights.
Free events with playwrights
Samuel French regularly run free events where they’ll have a chat with a writer, offer the opportunity for audience members to ask questions about writing for the stage, and to get a copy of the playtext signed too. Events are free and you don’t need a ticket to attend.
NEXT EVENT: Free Q&A with Anchuli Felicia King
6.15pm on Saturday 18 May
Samuel French will be talking about King’s new play White Pearl and writing for the stage more broadly, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask your questions and get your playscript signed too. This is a free event and you don’t need to book a ticket to attend – just drop in for a 6.15pm start.