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Rehearsed Play Reading – “We Happy Few” by Imogen Stubbs

Hetty: All we require is a petrol ration for one, possibly two vehicles; itinerant status for the troupe vis-a-vis food vouchers, etc, and a small advance for set, props and costumes. Salaries will be negligible, it will be a cooperative. Maureen: And this is to be your contribution to the War effort? I take it this is to be a non-profit-making venture. Hetty: I can say with the absolute certainty that comes from a lifetime involved with the theatre that it will be making no profit whatsoever. ——— **CRASH** Ivy: Excuse me, Miss Pelmet, would you mind if I asked you a personal question? Flora: What is it? Ivy: How incredibly fond would you say Mister Pelmet was of that little teapot with the green monsters on it? Flora: The Wedgewood Dragon? Ivy: That’s the one. Flora: Incredibly. Ivy: Right-o. ———- Hetty: Because when we connect with our great writers and with our audience and with each other… that collective imagination… why, then we’re promoting the good stuff. All that’s required from us – is that we reawaken people’s faith in humanity.

Dunsinane by David Greig

Mask Theatre are bringing yet another highly acclaimed modern play to Peterborough in 2018, don’t miss Dunsinane by David Greig

Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest

Auditions for our Key Theatre Main Stage production of The Importance of Being Earnest will take place on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th November. They will start at 7.30pm at The Lindens, 86 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2SN. Auditions are fun and enjoyable evenings with no pressure. You are more than welcome to attend both dates but you will only need to be at one to be considered for a part.

Dunsinane Auditions

Dunsinane, a sequel to Macbeth, is a new work by David Grieg, commissioned by the RSC and National Theatre of Scotland in 2010. The Guardian reviewed the play as ‘- a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit’. The play’s origins weren’t in Scotland but around 3,500 miles away in the Middle East. David Grieg saw a production of Macbeth around the time Saddam’s statue was pulled down in 2003 and thought the interesting thing was not the toppling but what happens afterwards.

Alien’s Order Open Auditions

Shakespeare in Italy is looking for local actors of all ages and experience from Peterborough to take part in six theatre shorts for its community theatre project Alien’s Order , a celebration of Italians in Peterborough. You must be available for rehe …

Cheshire Cats Play Reading

Please Note. Play Readings are events for Mask Members Only. Full Membership is £25 per year or you can join as a Friend of Mask for just £5 Play details: Cheshire Cats by Gail Young Comedy, Cast of 11 actors (3m 7f flexible), 90mins, present day setti …

Review of Macbeth by NODA

The thriving atmospheric setting of Peterborough’s Central Park once again played host to Mask Theatre whose superb reputation for award-winning, top-quality, professional-standard productions precedes them. It was encouraging to see a well-attended audience with a richly diverse mix including several younger people. Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy of an ambitious nobleman and his even more ambitious wife is in solid hands with Director Emma Goldberg’s production which explores the rich themes of power, corruption and greed.

The Final Act of Henry Gladstone Wins Awards at Hunstanton Festival of Arts

Mask Theatre performed at this years Hunstanton Festival of Arts with a new play ‘The Final Act of Henry Gladstone’ with Rich Baker winning award for Best Actor in the title role. The company also picked up the Shakespeare cup for excellence. Also nominated was actress Samantha Baker for her performance as the Young Stage Manager


Peterborough Central Park: Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th July 2017 Waterton Arms, Deeping St James: Thursday 20th July Crowland Abbey: Friday 21st July Moonhenge, Wood Walton: Saturday 22nd July Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a play well-known to many of us, perhaps even going back to our school days where we suffered the slings and arrows of English teachers’ endless analyses of the power-crazed Monarch and his various treacheries, his over-ambitious queen and her descent into madness, and the weird sisters’ prophesies and exactly how a man could qualify as being “no woman’s son”.

MADF Review of The Pillowman

A thought-provoking and transfixing performance from Peterborough Mask Theatre – Megan Rossiter, “MADF Roving Reporter”