CUBED: A Short Play Festival

CUBED: A Short Play Festival


Based on the most recent government guidelines we have taken the difficult and sad decision to postpone the CUBED festival.

The Prime Minister has announced that people should avoid gathering in large groups to help prevent and delay the spread of the Coronavirus. His statement extended to pubs, clubs and theatres. In light of this statement we have decided it would not be right to continue with the festival and put the health of our audiences, actors and crew at risk.

If you have booked tickets the Eastern Angles box office will be in touch with you over the coming days. The festival is being postponed and not cancelled, so you will be given the option to move your ticket to a future date. Everyone that has booked will be contacted, but we have a reasonable number of bookings to process so please bear with us as we work our way through.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We are hugely disappointed to be postponing at this stage but we know it’s the right thing to do. We’re really looking forward to the time when we can announce that CUBED festival is back up and running and we hope that you’ll join us then to experience these wonderful plays.

March 12 – March 21, 2020


“3 double-bills, 6 plays, 9 performances”

Peterborough Mask Theatre are thrilled to present their spring festival of 6 one act plays.
They will be performed as 3 double-bills over 9 performances. This is a first for MASK and we are very excited!

Not only is it the first time for a festival of this kind but, each play is being directed by first time Directors.

So, what else makes the festival different? The Directors, once they had chosen their play from the shortlist, were given another brief…

…each play is to be performed on stage with only cubes for the set. They can use as many as they want, and any size they want – but a cube it must be!

This has been an interesting challenge and we are all eager to see how creative the Directors get.

The Plays

Double-bill One

Sitting Here written by Di Fox and directed by Jill Ward
Ramona Tells Jim written by Sophie Wu and directed by James Venters

Double-bill Two

How These Desperate Men Talk written by Enda Walsh and directed by Matthew Thomas Clift
Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons written by Sam Steiner and directed by Cheryl Maguire

Double-bill Three

Contractions written by Mike Bartlett and directed by Ryan Blackburn
Constellations written by Nick Payne and directed by Tim Bold


1 double-bill £5
2 double-bills £8
3 double-bills £9.99

Age Guidance: TBC Duration: TBC


Sitting Here
GertrudeJan Wright
MalcolmAndy Sanders
Young GertrudeEmma Goldberg
Young MalcomMatthew Dear
Telephone Operator/ ParamedicLaura Smyth
Midwife/ParamedicMeena Dhokia
Ramona Tells Jim
JimGeorge Young
RamonaCheryl Livingstone
PocahontasEllena Simpson
How These Desperate Men Talk
JohnPhil Cavanagh
DaveAndy Sanders
Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons
BernadetteEstella Todisco
OliverDoug Pattie
ManagerSuzanne Tuck
EmmaLilly Clark
MarianneBecky Owen-Fisher
RolandCarl Perkins