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Communicating Doors

Menier Chocolate Factory, London

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

Alan Ayckbourn has always had a fascination with the mechanics of things. His plays, as a colleague once wrote, often resemble the internal intricacies of a Swiss watch. He just likes winding things up, seeing how far he can push dramatic possibilities and the occurrence of things happening simultaneously.

In his 1994 `comedy thriller’, Communicating Doors, it is Time and Time travel that he pushes through the dramatic mouli-mix at the same time throwing together the small matter of class, second chances and life potentials. Continue reading