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Communicating Doors

Communicating Doors
Written by Alan Aykbourn
Directed by Ian Macdonald
16 – 21 February 1998

This intricate time traveling comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. A London sex specialist from the future stumbles into a murder plot that sends her, compliments of a unique set of hotel doors, traveling back in time. She and two women who were murdered in 1998 and 1978 race back and forth in time trying to rewrite history and prevent their own violent ends. The frantic race begins when Poopay is hired for an evening at the Regal Hotel by an old man who eschews a fling in favor of confessing his role in the demise of his wives. Now a target, Poopay flees into the vestibule and somehow triggers the time machine.


Julian Goodman – Barry Hooper
Reece Welles – Keith Jarman
Poopay Dayseer – Caroline Hayes
Ruella Welles – Pat Thornhill
Harold Palmer – Graham Peters
Jessica Welles – Polly Owen


Set Design – Colin Burring
Set Construction – Colin Burring, Roger Hodge, Eric White, Eric Crichton, Tony Bate
Scenic Artist – Sylvia Hogg
Stage Managers – Colin Burring, Pamela Horner
Assistant Stage Manager – Betty Bailey
Properties – Pamela Horner
Lighting – Richard Apsey
Sound – Graham and Steven King
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer
Production – Ian Macdonald