The Woman in Black
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Now in its 31st year in the West End, The Woman in Black is currently booking until March 2021.

Starring Terence Wilton as 'Arthur Kipps' and Max Hutchinson as 'The Actor', Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over his family by the spectre of a 'Woman in Black'.

He engages a young actor to help him tell his story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It begins innocently enough, but as they delve further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.

'One of British theatre's biggest - and scariest - hits' (The Guardian), Robin Herford's gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
"INGENIOUS - A JOURNEY INTO FEAR"
Ben Brantley, New York Times (January 2020)

"IT TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE SPECTATOR LIKE A MEDIEVAL INSTRUMENT OF TORTURE."
Neil Norman, Daily Express 2018

"IT IS PROFOUNDLY EFFECTIVE AND WILL SCARE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF YOU"
Neil Norman, Daily Express 2018

"A GHOST PLAY GUARANTEED TO SEND SHIVERS DOWN THE SPINE"
Neil Norman, Daily Express 2018

'A TRULY NERVE-SHREDDING EXPERIENCE'
Daily Mail

'A MARVELLOUS EXERCISE IN TENSION,
SPUN FROM PERFECTLY PACED STORYTELLING'
The Independent

'DON'T GO UNLESS YOU LIKE BEING SCARED OUT OF YOUR WITS'
Sunday Mirror

'THE AUDIENCE WERE JUMPING OUT OF THEIR SEATS'
The Observer

'IMAGINATIVE AND HIDEOUSLY REAL'
The Times

'A MASTERPIECE'
The Guardian

'GUARANTEED TO CHILL THE BLOOD'
Evening Standard

'THE MOST BRILLIANTLY EFFECTIVE SPINE-CHILLER
YOU WILL EVER ENCOUNTER'
Daily Telegraph

'A REAL THRILL OF HORROR'
Sunday Times
NEW CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE WOMAN IN BLACK (7 MARCH 2016)

Malcolm James and Matt Connor have joined the cast of the hit West End thriller based on Susan Hill's chilling ghost story. The Woman in Black is now in its 27th year in London and has been seen by seven million theatre goers.

Directed by Robin Herford and adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, the production was originally performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987. It then reached the West End in 1989, where it received critically acclaim and has been playing and terrifying audiences ever since.

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.

Malcolm James revisits the role of Arthur Kipps, following on from starring in the role on the national tour of the production. His other recent theatre credits includes Birdsong (national tour), Equus (London Classic Theatre) and Potting Shed (Finborough Theatre). Meanwhile, Matt Connor makes his West End debut in The Woman in Black. His previous roles include Sons of the Desert (Royal Court Liverpool) and The Glass Menagerie (Chipping Norton Theatre).

The Woman in Black is currently booking at the Fortune Theatre until the 21st January 2017.











Information
Type of production: Play

Opened: 07 June 1989

Booking until: 27 March 2021

Running time: 2hrs

Prices: £29.00 - £87.00

Author / playwright: Susan Hill

Director: Robin Herford

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