Written and directed by Peter John Cooper 

Cast; Jane McKell, Trisha Lewis, Dani Bright,& Mary Lou Delplanque

Design: Annette Sumption 

Music: Roderick Skeaping 

Toured autumn 2010 & spring 2011

She Opened the Door! is an original play by Peter John Cooper based around the women in the life of Thomas Hardy and how they may have influenced the characters in his books – the wife, the mother and the other woman.

It successfully toured 15 theatres, starting at the 2010 International Thomas Hardy Festival in the Corn Exchange Dorchester and culminating in a reprise performance in the garden of Hardy’s Home Max Gate – where the play was set.

“Sure to become a theatrical treasure of the future” – Dorset Echo.

A book of the play is now available on Amazon by Roving Press.