KNEBWORTH Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) presents Alan Ayckbourn play Communicating Doors at Knebworth Village Hall this week.
A NOIRISH time-travelling comedy thriller from the pen of Alan Ayckbourn plays in Knebworth this week.
Knebworth Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) presents Communicating Doors at Knebworth Village Hall from Thursday, May 24 to Saturday, May 26 at 7.45pm.
This is an intricate play, even by Ayckbourn standards, and involves murder, comic situations and intrigue, as the characters travel backwards and forwards through time. But can they change the future?
It revolves around central character Poopay, a prostitute specialising as a dominatrix, who is summoned to a hotel room, not for her usual services, but to witness the signature of an old man, Reece, on a document confessing that his two wives – Jessica and Ruella – were murdered by his assistant, the evil Julian.
There is a serious twist to this particular hotel room though. For the closet allows time travel between 2014, 1994 and 1974.
This is very convenient for the plot of the play as it allows characters to warn each other about their demise before it happens.
It may all seem ridiculous but, in true Ayckbourn style, the ridiculous works.
Tickets for KATS’ production of Communicating Doors cost £6.50, and concessions £5.50.
They are available from the box office on 01438 814166 or 07952 199183, or from Village News in Station Road.