The Woman In Black
About The Woman In Black
Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating three decades in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
‘A ghost play guaranteed to send shivers down your spine’ Neil Norman, Daily Express 2018
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.
West End cast:
ARTHUR KIPPS: STUART FOX
THE ACTOR: MATTHEW SPENCER
Please be advised that there are large school groups attending the show for most performances.
Tell Me More
The Woman In Black is a classic ghost story that will haunt you for weeks after seeing it! Arthur Kipps, an older man who struggles with the ghosts of his past, hires a young actor to help him tell him tragic story. Drifting between past and present, we meet Arthur in his youth as a solicitor, on his way to a remote estate in a foggy marshland. There to handle the papers of the deceased Mrs. Drablow, Arthur quickly learns there are secrets to uncover in this big empty house, and its dark past is more of a dark present. Will the bumps in the night and creaking doors Arthur hears turn out to be something more sinister? Is it all the work of the legend of the evil woman in black?
This play is the ultimate spinechiller and your goosebumps will last for days after seeing The Woman In Black.
What To Watch For
- The show famously uses the audience’s imagination to create the sets. Horses and carts, props and even pets are imagined.
- The ‘play within a play’ element featured in The Woman In Black was not originally a part of Susan Hill’s book, on which the show is based.
- The Woman In Black is the second longest running play in London, behind The Mousetrap.
2hrs (inc. interval)
Suitable for ages 12+