by new writers

A play being written with pen and ink

Tue 1 - Sat 5 October 2019 at 7.30pm
The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Northampton NN1 3JA

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Three short and sinister plays by local writers

After the huge success of their recent Summer Shakespeare production - Love’s Labours Lost at Abington Park Museum - the group return with something wicked at the 85-seater Playhouse Theatre on Clare Street.

The perfect way to launch the spookiest month of the year,
Twisted Tales is an evening of brand new short plays by local authors, all being performed for the first time in Northampton.

After a call out for new play submissions, Masque Theatre have whittled the scripts down to the final three that will take to the stage.


by Steve Dimmer

A dark comedy examining the relationship between two women, exploring the themes of love, loyalty and what the elderly endure as they reach the end of their lives.

Dedicated and devoted Pat pays a visit to the care home late one morning and is pushed to breaking point by her frustrated, ailing partner Peggy.

This production is directed by Alex Rex whose other Masque Theatre shows include: Macbeth (2018), Madame Bovary (2018), A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017)


by Becki Cockcroft

A thriller set in a secluded woodland cabin.

When Jodie and Christian arrive in the middle of a downpour, it’s clear that this isn’t just a bad start to a romantic getaway.

Locked doors, hidden agendas and a battle for power: who is really here of their own volition? And how far will they go to get what they want?

This production is directed by Rebecca Mackenzie


by Callum Green

A dark comedy drama set in a dystopian near future.

Six like-minded individuals are meeting up for the first time having met in an online chat room.

Add to the situation a knock-off NHS healthcare device, poorly remembered Fight Club references and someone not being who they initially seemed to be and the group finds themselves with just two hours to make a choice that will change one of their lives permanently.

Masque Theatre's production is directed by Tamsyn Payne, whose previous shows include: Macbeth (2018), Madame Bovary (2018), A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017), Dinner (2017), Arsenic & Old Lace (2014), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2007), Dying For It (2010) and Arabian Nights (2012).