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... a full-length play, produced as part of the 17Percent initiative

She Writes is 17Percent's showcase of short plays by women playwrights, running in different formats since 2011.


WHAT'S THROUGH THE DOOR? was our full-length show performed at the Canal Cafe, London, and Rochester Literature Festival in 2013. 

What's through the door? Photo of performance

What's through the door? ; at the Canal Cafe, 2013

Four writers… Three plays… Two doors, but just one key…


In July 2013, we set four female playwrights a challenge, to write a play no longer than 17 minutes, based on any aspect of HG Wells’ story ‘The door in the wall’ – an allegorical tale of dark longing and obsession. What’s through the door? is an unexpected evening of three different but linked, one act plays, all inspired by the same story, and featuring a key.


What’s through the door? was  performed at the Canal Cafe Theatre, 25 September 2013, 7.30pm at the Rochester Literature Festival, The Visitor Information Centre, Rochester, 5 October 2013, 7pm, and directed by Amy Clare Tasker. The writers were Sam Hall, Sarah Hehir and Whoop'n'Wail. 


See full cast and images from the production. 



“I loved everything about What's through the door? : the concept; writing; performances and the whole collaborative process – brilliant! Thank you.”


“I thought the quality of the overall writing was very good and very entertaining – and the acting was outstanding.”


“Three plays in one, each delightful and mysterious. The pieces are beautifully and intelligently connected by an overarching narrative.” **** Everything Theatre


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