Key Theater will host a festival of short plays launching in March

Buckle up your theatrical seat belts, because in March the Peterborough Mask Theater will bring six incredible short plays to the stage in its newly revamped festival: CUBED.

This celebration of some of the most exciting new writing from around the world will kick off March 15 at Key Theater Studio and run through March 23. The plays will be presented in duplicate, meaning you can see all six in just three nights. !

The CUBED festival was first launched in March 2020, but was discontinued due to the first lockdown. Mask Theater had hoped to relaunch in 2021 but uncertainty over large gatherings caused another postponement.

Finally, in early January 2022, they were ready to announce the festival for spring when news of the Key Theaters closing hit the headlines. The recent news of Selladoor’s takeover was a huge relief for the Mask team.

Marketing Manager Becky Owen-Fisher said: “The news that the Key Theater has been saved is absolutely wonderful. CUBED festival plays deserve a fantastic stage and brilliant audiences and the Key Theater studio is the perfect place to perform.

Six plays will be featured in the festival, showcasing some of the most thought-provoking, exciting, moving and interesting new writing around, with something for everyone.”

On March 15, 18 and 21, CUBED will present ‘Contractions’, a black comedy about work and play and the corporate machine by Mark Bartlett, and ‘Constellation’ by Nick Payne, a beautiful and heartbreaking romance set in parallel universes.

On March 16, 19 and 23, Enda Walsh presents ‘How These Desperate Men Talk’, a dissection of memories in search of truth followed by ‘Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons’ by Sam Steiner, a dystopian drama about what we say, how tell us and the effects of the restrictions on our lives.

March 17, 19 (morning) and 22; Di Fox will take an intimate look at a life well lived with “Sitting Here,” followed by Samantha Ellis’ hilarious take on different visions of feminism in “How to Date a Feminist.”

Each doubleheader will be played three times, so there are plenty of chances to catch them all! »

Tickets to CUBED cost £9 (including booking fee) per double ticket, meaning you can see all six pieces for less than £30 in total.

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