This ingenious comic thriller spans three time zones, each twenty years apart and joined by communicating doors. Beginning in 2014 a classy prostitute has a booking at a de luxe hotel, but not for her regular services. She is asked to witness a document detailing the murder of her client’s two wives by his business associate. Escaping from the business associate she goes through the ‘communicating door’ and finds herself back twenty years and confronting Ruella, the second wife. Ruella is naturally sceptical until she, in turn, goes through the same door, meets Jessica, the first wife, and decides to rewrite the future.
Written with Ayckbourn’s consummate skill this comedy enjoyed a huge success in London.