Here is a fantastic new resource if you are searching for obscure published plays or undertaking research. The Drama Association of Wales is based in Cardiff, south Wales but has an international membership. The association aims to make high quality drama accessible to the community at large. Although you may not easily be able to reach Cardiff, anyone can access the new online catalogue covering their huge library collection. The collection includes textbooks, manuscripts and a huge collection of play scripts covering stage, film, tv and radio drama. The collection of youth theatre and pantomime scripts looks great.

If you want to visit the collection you will need to travel to Cardiff, however they offer a lending service by post too. But for researching some of the older or more obscure scripts that don’t make it into ordinary libraries, the catalogue on its own is a great resource.

The association is still building the catalogue so expect more in the future.