Fortune Theatre

The Woman in Black

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Age Restriction: 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.

Important Info: 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.

There is nothing quite as thrilling as a good ghost story.  Since time began man has delighted himself by scaring the wits out of his fellows and companions.  From campfire stories to high budget gross out horrors, our fascination with that which terrifies is something that must be intrinsic to the human condition.  Perhaps it is our repressed fears of our own mortality, or maybe it is just an easy way to get an adrenaline rush.

But whatever the reason, one thing is certain: as a species, we have shown no signs of stopping in our quest to scare the living daylights our of ourselves.  If this sounds like you, and you are an ardent hunter of things that will have you on the edge of your seat, arms tight around your other half, then look no further - for we have the ideal play for you.  The Woman in Black is thought by many to be one of the scariest plays of all time, and, as luck would have it, is now showing in London to great audience reactions and wide critical acclaim.  This is not an opportunity to be passed up by those keen on a scaring.

The play is based on the book by Susan Hill.  Written in 1983, it tells the story of a sinister ghost that terrorises the inhabitants of a town in England.  The main character is one Arthur Kipps, who leaves London to attend a funeral in Crythin Gifford.  Upon arriving he is met with a good deal of strange happenings and disturbances that he cannot rationally explain.  And, in trying to find out the significance of these events, he realises that there is something at work which is not of this world.

The stage play, an adaptation by Stephen Mallatratt, takes this story and gives it an interesting twist.  The play sees an older Kipps attempting to relive the events that occurred with the help of a younger actor, who plays out the story of what happened with the hope of it acting as a means of catharsis.  However, once again, nothing is as it seems, and Kipps is about to get the fright of his life.

This production has a great cast in Patrick Drury and Antony Eden, and is directed by Robin Herford.  Guaranteed to terrify, book you tickets now if you think you’re brave enough. 

Location & Travel

Address: Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH - Get directions

TUBE

Nearest Tube
Covent Garden

Tube Lines
Piccadilly

Directions to theatre
(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.

BUS

Buses: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68

Night Buses: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551

Rail

Charing Cross

Parking

Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)

Show & Venue Information

Fortune Theatre

Fortune Theatre
Russell Street
London
London
WC2B 5HH

Booking From

Tuesday, 25th July 2017

Booking To

Saturday, 3rd March 2018

Running Time

2 hours

Age Restrictions

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.

Important Info

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.