The Door

The Door

New Production.

After a 5 year break, The Door returned with a new production under the supervision of director Rob Swinton and the Damn Cheek Productions team. With the benefit of a few rewrites, this still topical piece featured in a tour covering Birmingham, Yorkshire and elsewhere before finishing with a sell out week and standing ovations in London. More dates followed and the production is still available.



The Door met with critical acclaim in Edinburgh. Fringe Review awarded it 4 stars, called it a ‘gripping play’ and ‘an enthralling piece’ ending with ‘Imbued with humour, pathos, tension and an explosive finale, this is a piece of theatre worth going a long way to see’. Three Weeks went one better, awarding 5 stars and saying ‘An insightful production with unbounded depth of meaning, ‘The Door’ presents a blissful marriage between a fascinating script and captivating acting. A must see’. In New York, the critics were just as enthusiastic with Backstage making it their ‘Critics Choice’.

“Finishing with a blast, Tony Earnshaw’s tight little play about two men forced together in a waiting room insinuates itself into the consciousness as insistently as the waiting room door constantly slamming away in the background”

The Stage

“Strong performances compliment a good plot and interesting twist”

The Scotsman

“This Pinteresque two-hander is scripted by Tony Earnshaw, a Brit with a good ear for dialogue and a quiet, dry wit”

Village Voice

“ the actors are compelling …….. powerful show”

New York Post

Past productions

The original production was originally staged on behalf of Mole Valley Script Writers Group and won numerous awards before transferring to  Edinburgh, Henley,  New York’s 59E59 Theater and the Charing Cross Theatre, London. In addition to the main production, a number of amateur groups used the play for various competitive festivals