The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre

The Woman in Black

15 Mar 1989 - 26 Jan 2019

£19.00 - £76.00

Pro reviewers rating
8 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

The Woman in Black is of one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged. Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir.

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. The borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep. 
 
After more than 25 years in the West End the show has been seen by more than 7 million people.

(Cast details as from 29 August 2017.)

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“As good ghost stories go, The Woman in Black is among the most insidious. ”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“The Woman in Black stands among the most ingenious renditions from one dramatic medium to another... slick and well-drilled. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“A marvellous exercise in spine tingling tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling and stagecraft. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“A truly nerve-shredding experience. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“One of the longest-running plays in British theatrical history. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... Tightens its grip on the spectator like a medieval instrument of torture.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Still casts its delicious spell of malevolence and menace. ”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

“All the staple ingredients of a classic gothic spine-tingler ... This effective little shocker should run and run. ”

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