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


Fri 9 August at 7.30pm

Burns Street Studios
7 Burns Street
Northampton NN1 3QF

Masque Theatre welcomes new members. Anyone cast will be required to become a member.

For more information, contact the show's producer, Tamsyn Payne.

We will audition for all three plays in one session. If you are unable to make the audition date and wish to audition for a specific play please email Tamsyn who will put you in touch with the relevant director.

Three short and sinister plays by local writers


by Anoosha Patel


  • Peggy - female, infirm, mid-80s, frustrated care home resident.
  • Pat - female, mid 80s, Peggy's partner, loyal and tolerant.
  • Luke - male, care assistant, 30-50, fussy and astute.
Note: We will consider actors 50+ because we can 'age up'.

Scene: the present. Peggy's room in a care home.

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


  • Jodie - female, 20s or 30s, confident young woman.
  • Christian - male, mid-40s or 50s, a nervous loner.
  • Luke - male, 20s - 40s, the husband.

The action takes place in a small metal cabin in dense woodland over the space of a number of days.

This production is directed by Rebecca Mackenzie


by Callum Green


  • Hank - male, 50s and radiant. Confident. A kind face.
  • Steve - male, 30s. Built like a brick shit house. Soft in the middle.
  • Bruce - male, late teens, Confrontational. Closed off.
  • Reed - male, 30s. Too intellectual for his own good. Easily hurt.
  • Peter - male, 20s. Wealthy, loyal. Keeps secrets well.
  • Toni - female, 40s but looks a lot younger. Battle hardened. Graceful.

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).