Fortune Theatre

The Woman in Black

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Show & Venue Information

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. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time in the performance.

One of the longest running plays in the West End, The Woman in Black has become a British cultural institution. The cast may only be made up of 2 people, but it still packs a punch and is one of the most frightening play around. Playing at the Fortune Theatre since 1989, the story has enjoyed a revived interest after the 2012 film starring Daniel Radcliffe. So, if you’re looking for a play that’s guaranteed to pique your interest and haunt your mind, then you’ll want to join the crowds and see The Woman in Black.

Upon entering the spooky 432 seat theatre, you’ll already feel close up to the action. As the show begins, you’ll learn of Alice Drablow’s death. Having lived and died alone, there is nobody left to sort out her legal matters. So, in steps Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor who is sent to her estate and tackle the paperwork. As he sorts out the piles of paper, he feels a ghostly presence, later spotting a young woman dressed in black in the graveyard.

Arthur Kipps later tells an actor what happened, getting the actor to recreate the scenes so that Kipps is no longer haunted by the woman in black. It’s up to you to book your tickets and find out just why Arthur Kipps wants to get rid of the eerie happenings that happened a long time ago.

Written by Susan Hill in 1983, The Woman in Black has become a West End staple. With later adaptations of the show, there’s nothing quite like seeing the original production. Team the lengthy run with minimal props and a one-of-a-kind story and it all comes together for an unforgettable West End experience. Make sure you’re in on The Woman in Black.

Did you know?

The cast at the Fortune Theatre is currently Richard Hope (Arthur Kipps) and Mark Hawkins (The Actor).

Susan Hill has penned various novels during her career, including I’m The King Of The Castle and The Various Haunts Of Men.

BBC Radio has produced two versions of the story and another screen version was created for television in the late 1980s.

A touring version of this production has also been performed in UK theatres, with a further production also touring the US.

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

Performance Times

Tue 3pm and 8pm
Wed 8pm
Thu 3pm and 8pm
Fri 8pm
Sat 4pm and 8pm

Booking From

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

Booking To

Saturday, 28th March 2020

Running Time

2 Hours (with a 15 min interval)

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. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time in the performance.

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