The Door

I directed Cherise Cross’ new play The Door at the Park Theatre. The production ran for three weeks from 12th November – 1st December and was produced by 8fold theatre.




Unusually for me this was not a project that I had been involved with from day 1 and thus presented new and interesting directing challenges.

The play was extremely interesting and tackled the fascinating subject of insomnia and what happens when reality becomes confused. We approached the text in a fairly non-literal way and explored the abstract and surreal in both the staging and the designs.


Cast: Robert Bradley, Adele Keating, Stephanie Lodge, James Naylor and Philip Nightingale.

Writer: Cherise Cross

Set Designer: Ele Slade

Lighting Designer: Oscar Wyatt

Sound Designer: Neil McKeown

Costumer Designer: Clare Amos

Producer: Sue Lloyd

Stage Manager: Anna Libbach

Production Coordinators: Johnny Englishby and Oliver Holmes


I was very proud of the resulting production, which I think did justice to the text and fulfilled 8fold’s mission to make audiences think for themselves. It was a fairly polarising play because it deliberately remained ambiguous.

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Here are some production photos, all credited to Mark Shademan.



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