About Communicating Doors

Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning comic thriller Communicating Doors will be revived by London’s Menier Chocolate Factory later this spring.

The time travelling tale will run at the London Bridge venue from 7 May to 27 June.

First seen in London in 1995, Communicating Doors tells the story of a hired dominatrix who, when she has to run for her life, escapes through a hotel’s communicating door and finds herself two decades in the past.

When it premiered in the capital 20 years ago, the play was nominated for the Best Comedy Olivier Award and won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Best West End Play Award.

The new production, which follows Buyer And Cellar into the Menier, will be directed by Lindsay Posner, returning to the theatre where he previously scored a hit with a revival of Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party which subsequently transferred to the West End. Communicating Doors adds to a busy year for the former Royal Court Associate Director, who is bringing two productions – Harvey and Hay Fever – to the West End this spring.

Communicating Doors Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Latecomers may not be admitted.

Menier Chocolate Factory

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Where is Communicating Doors?

51 Southwark Street London SE1 1RU
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Southwark St) RV1, 343, 381; (Southwark Bridge Rd) 344; (Borough High St) 21, 35, 40, 133
  • Parking: Union Car Park on Southwark Street (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Southwark St) 381, N343; (Southwark Bridge Rd) 344; (Borough High St) N21, N35, N133
  • Nearest Tube: Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (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.

  • Nearest Station: London Bridge


  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible