How many of us, if we could see into the future, would make a tweak or two?
It’s a premise often used in literature and fiction, and it is the basis of Communicating Doors, the next production for Brackley Players.
Written by Alan Ayckbourn, he described the play as a mixture of a pastiche on Hitchcock thrillers such as Psycho, and a time warp comedy that optimistically suggests if we could only see into the future we could change it.
Set in two time frames, the play opens when Poopay, a dominatrix, is summoned to the Sixth Floor Suite of the Regal Hotel in London by an informed businessman who wants her to perform an unusual service. She is asked to witness a document detailing the murder of his two wives by his business associate, Julian.
Shortly afterwards Poopay begins an unbelievable journey back in time trying to prevent the murders.
Directed by Ray Haresign, the set is one of the most ambitious Brackley Players have built in recent years insofar as it includes a working bathroom with bath, loo, sink and bidet; a window, a balcony at which much of the action relates to and occurs; two doors to the bedroom and a revolving door!
He said: “We are very excited at presenting the play - which presents many varied challenges, both for the cast and particularly the stage crew - and also because we have been given permission to use the original London production music and sound track by Alan Ayckbourn’s musical director John Pattison.”
Brackley Players present Communicating Doors at Southfield Primary Academy, Banbury Road, Brackley NN13 6AU at 7.30pm on Wednesday May 31, Thursday June 1 and Friday June 2.
Tickets £9, concessions £6 available from Davies and Partners in Brackley Market Square opposite the Town Hall or call 01280 701501 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/brackleyplayers
Tickets will also be available on the door subject to availability.