Two new plays to celebrate Masque Theatre’s 80th anniversary

Amiee Albiston and Heather Dunmore. Picture by Joe Brown
Amiee Albiston and Heather Dunmore. Picture by Joe Brown

The Masque Theatre in Northampton are continuing to mark their 80th anniversary by staging two award-winning, single act plays.

The company launched their National One Act Play Writing Competition to find two plays that could be presented as part of the theatre’s birthday celebrations.

The two winning plays were Margot by Heather Dunmore and Clear Heels by Amiee Albiston.

Based on a true story, Margot is a love story between ballerina Margot Fonteyn and Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev after his defection from the Kirov Ballet in 1961, leading up to the early 1990s.

The excitement of romance and a new lease of dancing life come under threat when Margot’s husband is shot in Panama.

Meanwhile, Clear Heels by Amiee Albiston tells of an encounter between lapdancer Lexy and her prospective customer Justin, allowing the audience to hear the story from both of the characters’ perspectives, as well as their true thoughts.

The plays are running from tomorrow until Saturday at the Playhouse Theatre in Clare Street, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £8 or £7 for concessions. Ring 07586 288793 or email tickets@masquetheatre.co.uk