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Communicating Doors - Menier Chocolate Factory

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Venue Information
Menier Chocolate Factory

Menier Chocolate Factory
51 Southwark Street

Seating Plan


(10 mins) Head towards Borough High Street; cross the street and take Union Street. Turn right at O’Meara Street and the theatre will be at the end.

Communicating Doors

Important Info: Latecomers may not be admitted.

The Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark lends itself to the Alan Ayckbourn play Communicating Doors and in doing so welcomes a talented cast working under the direction of one of the country’s most renowned directors – Lindsay Posner. It is a comedic story of time travel that was first seen by audiences in the mid-1990s and on this occasion heads to London with talented names like David Bamber and Lucy Briggs-Owen in lead roles.

So as usual the Menier Chocolate Factory remains one of the most exciting venues outside of the West End, attracting great talent and high profile scripts that will undoubtedly bring in plenty of theatregoers as the years go on.

The events of Communicating Doors take place over many decades, with Ruella introduced to audiences as a dominatrix in a future society. She is fleeing for her life and when she happens across a communicating door in a hospital she realises that it is a gateway to the past, sending her back by 20 years. This could be a huge opportunity for her as the psychopath on her tale – Julian – could be stopped as she now has the chance to change the past and change her life.

Actor David Bamber heads to the Menier Chocolate Factory having previously appeared in numerous stage productions over the years, including My Night With Reg at the Royal Court Theatre, which earned him the 1995 Laurence Olivier Award (and saw him reprise the work for the BBC). His other credits include Harvey at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Travels With My Aunt at the Menier Chocolate Factory,as well as screen roles in the likes of Valkyrie, Rome and Pride & Prejudice.

And he will be the latest in a long line of actors to be directed by the acclaimed Lindsay Posner, who has accumulated many credits for west end shows, including previous Menier Chocolate Factory hit Abigail’s Party and shows like The Winslow Boy at the Old Vic Theatre

As well as Bamber and the mentioned Lucy Briggs-Owen, the cast also includes Imogen Stubbs, Robert Portal, Matthew Cottle and Rachel Tucker.

Communicating Doors is at the Menier Chocolate Factory from Thursday 7th May 2015.


Show Information
Booking From: Thursday, 25th June 2015
Booking Until: Thursday, 25th June 2015
Important Info: Latecomers may not be admitted.
Show Status: production_closed
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