Open Auditions for Communicating Doors

Thursday 11th & Tuesday 16th November 2021

Following some fantastic play readings our programme for the next year is shaping up nicely, which is so exciting after our two year hiatus! Our first production will be Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn to be directed by Jeremy Nicholls and performed in March 2022. Here's all the info you need:

Open Auditions

Thursday 11th & Tuesday 16th November at 8pm at the Hall (please enter via the side gate and head for the Green Room out the back)

We are keen to welcome new members so feel free to come along even if you haven't been a member of ATG in the past. Our auditions are not scary formal affairs. You'll be asked which roles you want to audition for and then we'll all read passages of the play as a group, with different people being given the chance to read at various points as we go through. Then it's off to the pub for a well earned pint. There are two audition dates but you only need to come to one.

The Play

We will be performing Communicating Doors - a time-travelling comic thriller - by Alan Ayckbourn.


Poopay, a dominatrix, arrives at an elderly Reece's hotel room, but Reece doesn't want Poopay's usual services. He wants her to witness a confession to the murders of his two previous wives Ruella and Jessica. Poopay flees through a communicating door in the hotel room only to find herself 20 years in the past! Can she escape with her own life and go back through time to rescue Ruella & Jessica before they are killed?


Character details

There are 6 characters; 3 male and 3 female:

  • Reece (A businessman, aged 30 & 70)
  • Jessica (His first wife, aged 25 & 45)
  • Ruella (His second wife, aged 45)
  • Julian (His business associate, aged 45 & 65)
  • Poopay (Phoebe) (A prostitute, aged 33)
  • Harold (A house detective, aged 35 & 55)

Want a backstage role?
If you want to get involved in Communicating Doors in an off-stage role then it's never too early to get in touch. Please contact our Production Officer Ellie Driscoll.

The performances and other important dates

You'll need to be able to make all of the dates below to audition:

Saturday 19th March - set build - all day
Sunday 20th March - Tech & pre-dress - all day
Tuesday 22nd March - Dress rehearsal 8pm
Thursday 24th March - Performance 8pm
Friday 25th March - Performance 8pm
Saturday 26th March - Performance 8pm
Sunday 27th March - Set strike 10am

If you have any questions about auditioning please contact our director Jeremy (details in your latest newsletter or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or if you'd like to find out more about joining ATG please contact our members officer Nicola at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions.


Article posted 26th October 2021.