Masque Productions is an amateur dramatic society based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. We have been producing and performing shows for over 40 years and have a strong history of performing musicals. However, in recent years we have branched out into performing plays and our own themed variety performances.
In an average year we perform one week-long musical in November and either one week-long play in February/March or a one night variety performance in September. Our shows are performed at the Palace Theatre in Mansfield – a professional venue with a capacity of 530 seats.
Our goal is simple – we aim to give our audiences the best quality shows performed by local people at their local theatre. We like to think of ourselves as a forward thinking society. We hope our list of previous shows demonstrates our happiness to perform the old traditional favourites but equally that we do not shy away from arranging our own themed variety performances or performing the newer shows available for performance by amateur societies.
Beyond performing shows, we do our utmost to promote a sense of community and togetherness. Numerous social events take place throughout the year and many members socialise regularly outside of rehearsals. We also have a strong history of supporting charities such as Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society through raffles at performances and carol singing in December.
Creating and maintaining a society that is welcoming to newcomers is especially important to us. We feel that a welcoming society creates a healthy society. Testimonials by several newcomers have highlighted how welcome they were made to feel, how approachable our current members are and that roles in productions are genuinely cast on a talent basis rather than how long you have been a member of the society for.
Whether you are an actor, singer, dancer, play a musical instrument or are a general handy person backstage – you are more than welcome in Masque Productions – whatever experience, whatever age, whatever background.
If you want to get involved, drop us a message on the Join Us page.