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Drama sets and vocal scores

Groups can borrow drama scripts. Vocal scores and orchestral works may also be hired by music groups for special performances.

Drama sets

  • there are a wide range of plays - from scripts of pantomimes and full length dramas to sketches and monologues, for children and adults
  • a set consists of one copy for each character plus one for the producer. Single copies may also be available
  • the drama sets are kept at Wareham library and people are welcome to visit to browse the collection during library opening hours
  • drama sets may be requested from your local library for the current request fee. If a requested drama set is not available, we can try to get it from elsewhere
  • groups can register, free, at their local library to borrow or hire sets. One member will need to be responsible for borrowing and hiring sets, and must count and sign for them
  • sets are borrowed free for informal play readings. For a performance they are hired for a fixed fee for a longer period
  • if sets are returned late, incomplete or with damaged copies, there will be a charge. Contact us for details of the fees and charges.

Vocal scores

  • scores may be hired for special performances. We will try to obtain for you a complete orchestral work, or, if you require vocal scores for choirs then we will try to provide one copy of the work for each choir member. Your representative will be required to count and sign for them
  • to hire music sets you must register at your local library. It is free to join. The registration form requires one nominated member of your group to be responsible for the requesting and hiring of the sets
  • music sets should be requested in advance at your local library. The more notice you can give improves the chances of us obtaining a set for you - ideally at least three months. You will be asked to give as many details as possible when requesting music, e.g. the publisher, the edition, the arrangement, the language of the text. We will always try to accommodate rehearsal and performance dates
  • we borrow music sets for you from other library authorities in the country. You may like to use the link on this page to Bournemouth libraries' online catalogue to see what they hold. You can search for orchestral sets and choral sets by typing in those terms in to the 'keyword' search bar, and the composer in the 'author' search bar. Please contact your local library to request a set. You will have to join Bournemouth libraries as a group to borrow from them directly
  • Special occasions like Easter and Christmas are always busy times and early booking is essential

See details of current library charges.

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