Back Door

WINNER! John Beecher Memorial Award (Buxton Fringe) and Best Comedy Show (Greater Manchester Fringe Festival)


"A mix of campy Noël Coward-esque quips, expert moments on edge-of-your seat tension, and dark questions about paranoia, prejudice, fact, and truth."

Grumpy Gay Critic




Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Rear WindowBack Door is the story of Tabitha Montgomery (Laura Louise Baker), a fiery British reporter who has recently broken her foot while drunk in Montmartre, 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 gender-bending 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 truth and fiction, person and persona, and the interpretation of art, as Tabitha becomes increasingly obsessed with a person she can’t quite figure out.

Laura Louise Baker (left) and Jaacq Hugo (right); photo by Jules @PhilterP
Laura Louise Baker; photo by Jules @PhilterP
Jaacq Hugo (left) and Louis Brough (right); photo by Jules @PhilterP
Polis Loizou as John, watching Violette; photo by Natasha Vassiliou


"It’s like an ice-chilled French 75 champagne cocktail; sparkling, dry, with a sharp, bittersweet finish."

– Vivien Devlin, Edinburgh Guide

"...A large helping of Hitchcock, a fair smattering of Tennessee Williams, a pinch of Kiss of the Spider Woman..." 

– Robbie Carnegie, Buxton Fringe Review

The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company would like to express its thanks and gratitude to all those who contributed to the Back Door crowdfunding campaign and production in 2014. These kind souls were:

Hazel Green, Susan Thelander, Rea Cole, Jennifer Jenkins, Thomas Craig, Elizabeth Cárdenas, Cattrina Mott, Fraser Calderwood, David Barnes, Beth Webb, Jim Moore, Natasha Vassiliou, Andreas Economides, Christina Stephanou, Noreen Wilson, Stacey Edwards, Anne von Kaffeekanne, Anna Beecher, Lauren O'Connor, Fiona Kirkpatrick, Jules Hunter, Sarah Wilkinson, Christopher Denyer, Gemma Marmalade, Daniel Romero, Kinzli Russell, Sara Kuhlman, Ronnie Wilson, Ben Carvell, Andrew Kenrick, Rob Kenrick, Johan Hugo, Nicole Gavaghan and Andrew Denyer