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The Woman in Black Tickets

About The Woman in Black

Things go bump in the night during The Woman in Black. See the world-famous ghost story in London before it closes in 2023.

Based on Susan Hill’s ghost novel of the same name, The Woman in Black play adds spooky elements to the thrilling story. It’s a masterclass in building up the tension, and you’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the mysterious figures to appear. Even though The Woman in Black opened in 1989, its charm continues to stand the test of time.

The Woman in Black proves that simplicity reigns supreme. London Theatre raved about the minimalist play, saying “It is extraordinary that with the most basic props, minimal set, a few sound effects along with the atmosphere of the drama and your own imagination this play can scare you stiff!” Will you dare to step inside the Fortune Theatre?

When Arthur Kipps is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, he has to visit Eel Marsh House. It’s an eerie residence where nobody lives anymore, but it can’t be haunted, right? Attending Alice’s funeral, Arthur learns of all the secrets typically hidden away from the world. To save himself and restore his mind, Arthur recruits an actor to share his stories and act out the ghosts of his past.

Will the woman in black ever leave?

Run time

2 Hours (inc. interval)

Start date

June 5th, 1989

End date

March 4th, 2023

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Age

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Production note
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 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.

The Woman in Black cast and creative team

By: Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill
Director: Robin Herford
Producer: PW Productions
Cast list: Julian Forsyth, Matthew Spencer
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: Kevin Sleep

Venue

Fortune Theatre

Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5HH

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
Night bus numbers: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres go left on Russell Street, from where the theatre logo can be seen.

More information about The Woman in Black

Even though it’s a slow-paced play, you’ll be gripped by the action. Watch Arthur Kipps creep around Eel Marsh House and try to rid himself of a terrifying curse by getting an actor to recount the frightening events. Stephen Mallatratt added the ‘play within a play’ element throughout The Woman In Black for the stage adaptation. It’s clearly attracted West End audiences, as The Woman In Black is the second longest running play in London, behind The Mousetrap.

Head to Eel Marsh House. Book The Woman in Black tickets on TodayTix today.

What to Watch For:

  • The Woman in Black famously uses the audience’s imagination to create the sets. Horses and carts, props and even pets are imagined. Once you’ve seen the show with friends, chat about what you saw… or what you think you saw.
  • Nobody expected The Woman in Black to last so long! The play was first intended to run over a Christmas season as a way of using grant money given to the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. The play then transferred to the Fortune Theatre in 1989 and the rest is history.
  • The Woman in Black celebrated its 13,000th performance at the Fortune Theatre in 2022.
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