Written by POLIS LOIZOU
Starring LAURA LOUISE BAKER, JAACQ HUGO & POLIS LOIZOU
Designed by ELEANOR FIELD
WINNER: The John Beecher Memorial Award (Buxton Fringe)
WINNER: Best Comedy (Greater Manchester Fringe)
★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, 'Back Door' is the story of Tabitha Montgomery (Laura Louise Baker), a fiery British reporter, and John (Polis Loizou), her American houseboy, who discover that the new neighbour across the courtyard is filmmaker-dancer-performance-artiste Violette (Jaacq Hugo), a cross-dressing enigma.
When Violette's dance partner dies, Tabitha is convinced that her neighbour had something to do with it, and sets about trying to prove it.
'Back Door' is ultimately about our sense of ownership of celebrities, and the interpretation of art, as Tabitha becomes increasingly obsessed with a person she can’t quite figure out.
'Take a large helping of Hitchcock, a fair smattering of Tennessee Williams, a pinch of Kiss of the Spider Woman – bring them all to boiling point and you have some idea of the taste of Back Door.'
– Robbie Carnegie, Buxton Fringe Review
Laura Louise Baker as Tabitha. Photo by Jules @PhilterP.