Amongst the major openings in the North-East (Yorkshire region) this month are:

>OPENING 8 August 2010, Communicating Doors is at Stephen Joseph Theatre with a cast including Liza Goddard and Laura Howard. Alan Ayckbourn directs his 1994 comedy thriller, that like much of his work is inspired by early film noir classics like Hitchcock’s Psycho. Call-girl Ms Poupee Desir finds herself running for her life after examining the mysterious door in her hotel room a little too closely. The season continues until 8 October.

- Vicky Ellis