This site is the home of the plays written by John G W Bowen (1926-2008), many of which are published under the name “William Emrys”. 

Many of the plays have won prizes in the All-England Theatre Festival, where they were regularly entered and performed.

Synopses, cast lists, and scripts are all available here, for professional or amateur companies wishing to perform them. 

Performing rights licences are available worldwide - for pricing, please contact us.


Welcome to John Bowen Productions

Featured Plays

The Way The Gas Jets Sing On The Stairs

Drama/Musical.  A moving and cinematic script, set in the early days of the First World War, telling the story of a Music Hall family whose elder son, Billy, has volunteered to fight on the western front.  Alternating between Billy’s life in the trenches, and the rest of the troupe trying to keep their spirits up back in the Empire Theatre, the story unfolds through a series of Music Hall songs performed by the cast.

Remains To Be Seen

A brilliant farce, in one act.  One corpse.  Two competing funeral directors.  And Aurora Fazackerly, the best embalmer and layer-out in the town.  Need we say more?