Kick off the spookiest month with three new Twisted Tales at The Playhouse Theatre

Northampton’s oldest community theatre group, Masque Theatre, bring three eerie stories to The Playhouse Theatre from 1-5 October 2019 for a week of Twisted Tales.

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 right here in Northampton.

Recent productions from the group include The Duchess of Malfi , The Dresser and Defying Gravity.

After a call out for new play submissions earlier this year, Masque Theatre have whittled the scripts down to the final three that will take to the stage this October: 

Who Needs Stephen King? by Steve Dimmer is 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.

The Cabin on Deer Hill by Becki Cockcroft is 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?

Samaritans by Callum Green, is 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.

Twisted Tales takes place at The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, NN1 3JA from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 October 2019. Performances start at 7.30pm, tickets are £9 each (concessions and member rates available), and can be booked by visiting or calling 07783 531542. For more information visit