Lane Press has been publishing plays and books on the theatre since our formation in 1978 by the playwright Brian Clark. We have many well-known modern and established dramatists on our list, including 'Biyi Bandele, Steven Berkoff, Ronald Harwood, Julian Mitchell, Martin Sherman, Hugh Whitemore and Sir Arnold Wesker.
Brian Clark's award-winning play Whose Life Is It Anyway? is about a man who argues his case for assisted suicide after he has been left paralysed following a car crash. It was first produced at the Mermaid Theatre in London in 1978, with Tom Conti in the leading role, before transferring to the Savoy and then moving on to Broadway.
Realising that he had a hit on his hands Brian decided that he would produce and sell the playscript himself. And this was how his independent publishing house was launched. Taking its name from the address in Ambergate in Derbyshire where Brian was living at the time, Amber Lane Press has gone on to carve out a niche as a champion of new and exciting drama.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? has now been continuously in print for over 40 years, along with many other modern classics, including Once a Catholic by Mary O'Malley, The Dresser by Ronald Harwood, Bent by Martin Sherman, Another Country by Julian Mitchell and many more.
Playwright and Drama Publisher
can read more about Brian Clark and his other work
information on ordering any of our books please go to
our 'How to order' page.
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and Job Opportunities
note that we are not actively publishing at present. Consequently,
we no longer wish to receive any unsolicited plays or manuscripts;
nor are there any job vacancies of any kind, either in-house
or freelance. We also regret that we are not able to offer work
Lane Press, 80 Hill Rise, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW10 6UB
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