The Woman in Black
Booking Start Date : 2020-02-13
Booking End Date : 2021-03-27
The Woman in Black is on the National Curriculum for English and Drama, so some performances (especially matinees and on weekdays) are likely to have school groups in attendance.
This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Please be advised that there is a large possibility of school groups being present at The Woman In Black, especially for Monday to Thursday performances. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time in the performance.
Adapted from Susan Hill’s classic book, The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre has been thrilling London audiences since 1989.
In The Woman in Black, junior solicitor Arthur Kipps journeys to the funeral of a client, Mrs Alice Drablow where he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard. Confused by the villagers' reluctance to speak of The Woman in Black, Kipps goes to Mrs. Drablow's former home Eel Marsh House, a building in the middle of a marsh, cut off from the mainland at high tide. While sorting through her papers he finds a box of letters, and ultimately discovers, to his own terrible cost, the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black.
Having terrified over seven million theatregoers across the globe over 30 years, The Woman in Black is now the second longest running play in London Theatre History.
“A ghost play guaranteed to send shivers down the spine” (Daily Express)
"A truly nerve-shredding experience" (Daily Mail)
"A marvellous exercise in tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling" (The Independent)
"Imaginative and hideously real" (The Times)
Stuart Fox - Arthur Kipps
Matthew Spencer - The Actor