Upcoming Shows at
The Playhouse Theatre

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Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17

September 2022 at 7.45pm

Who's Afraid Of
Virginia Woolf?
by Edward Albee

A bitter, ageing couple, with the help of alcohol, use their young houseguests to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other over the course of a distressing night.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

The Playhouse Theatre hosts
Masque Theatre

Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8

October 2022 at 7.30pm

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It's About Time
Looking back, moving forward...

Three new one-act plays were written especially for Masque by local writers.

 

What happened in that room?.. 

The living room of a Victorian terraced house in Northampton. 

What has it seen over the last 90 years? What stories do the bricks and mortar hold?...

 

That was the brief sent out to local writers in their search for new short plays to celebrate the ninety year anniversary of Masque Theatre (1932-2022). Pitches were submitted, some by familiar names and some new to Masque, from which a shortlist was invited to develop their pieces into 20-25 minute plays.

The three plays chosen represent various decades of life in Northampton, from the viewpoint of a diverse selection of characters. While the plays are all nominally set in the same house, it’s sure to be an interesting and enlightening evening!

Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 November 2022 at 7.45pm

Daisy Pulls It Off
by Denise Deegan

This riotous and affectionate pastiche of the classic girls' school story was a huge West End hit and won the Olivier Award and Drama Theatre Award for Best Comedy. Full of hilarious characters and splendid scrapes Daisy Pulls it Off celebrates, with a sly wit and a big heart, an arguably sweeter, more innocent era.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17
December
 2022 at 7.45pm

A Christmas Carol
by Patrick Barlow

This adaptation brings the timeless tale to life with just five actors and all the wit, flair and theatrical invention you’d expect from Patrick Barlow, who brought The 39 Steps to the stage so memorably.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25

February 2023 at 7.45pm

Absent Friends
by Alan Ayckbourn

Colin must be comforted in his grief over the death of his fiancee so his friends, who never met the girl, arrange a tea party for him.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20
May 2023 at 7.45pm

Witness for the Prosecution
by Agatha Christie

Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8

July 2023 at 7.45pm

The Weir
by Conor McPherson

A bar in a remote part of Ireland: the local lads are swapping ghost stories to impress a young woman from Dublin, newly moved into the area. But she has a story of her own. Conor McPherson's haunting elegiac play is a masterpiece of modern theatre.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

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