Distinctive amateur drama
in Northampton since 1932
Registered Charity No. 294848
Tue 17 - Sat 21 October 2017
The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Northampton, NN1 3JA
Thu 31 August at 7.30pm
Burns Street Studios
9 Burns Street, Northampton NN1 3QF
Anyone can audition for Masque Theatre productions. If cast, you will be required to become a member of the group.
Fior more information, contact the director of each play. The details are below.
A pick-n-mix of one-act plays directed and produced by new talent.
We have been looking for new directors and production crew to take part in our first incubator programme for theatre creatives.
Three plays will be performed during the week of the 17 - 21 October.
Auditions for the plays will be on Thu 31 August (details in the box on the right).
New Directions is in memory of the late Ursula Wright who taught many of us so much.
by Sam Shepard
Directed by Tom Hendryk
The play is about Slim and Cavale, two aspiring rock stars living in sin and squalor together.
Cavale kidnapped Slim at gunpoint and held him captive in her motel room for an unspecified amount of time; the two have fallen in love, in spite of the fact that he has a wife and child.
Unable to move, yet at complete unrest, Slim swings from blaming Cavale for the disaster that is his life to begging her to tell him stories.
Cavale is a former mental patient. She remembers electric shocks and having to wear metal plates around her club foot when she was younger.
The two call on an imaginary Lobster Man for sustenance and entertainment.
It's a play full of swings, from one extreme mindset to another. It theorizes that the American Dream does little more for the individual besides spoil his happiness.
For more information about this production, email Tom.
Ways and Means
by Noel Coward
Directed by Emma Robson
Ways and Means is a short über-witty play by Noel Coward.
Set in the bedroom of a French Villa, we meet heiress Stella and her husband Toby who it seems are out staying their welcome.
You see, despite appearances, they are broke!
Over the course of two days, we follow the couple as they go from merely trying to keep up appearances to increasingly desperate efforts to deal with their situation.
Best BBC 1940s accents please, ladies and gents - except Princess Krassiloff!
For more information about this production, email Emma.
by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Lisa Wright
An hour-long exchange between a professor and his pupil: absurdity and nonsense abound with many non-sequiters.
It is funny but sinister. This one-act play offers the actors a challenge to make the audience squirm as insanity meets naivety and simplemindedness.
The professor particulary but the pupil too have much text to learn - much of which has to be absolutely precise.
For more information about this production, email Lisa.
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