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Woman in Black
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Woman in Black Tickets

7 Sep 2021 - 29 Apr 2023

Woman in Black Information

One of the West End’s longest-running plays, The Woman in Black has terrified audiences at the Fortune Theatre in London since 1989. The Woman in Black tickets are available on London Theatre now.

Based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name, The Woman in Black play tells the story of Arthur Kipps, a solicitor who is sent to the remote town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, during which he sees a mysterious woman dressed in black. He is tasked with sorting his client’s papers, and so visits Eel Marsh House where she used to live. In the play, Kipps enlists the assistance of an actor to help tell the unsettling things he witnessed.

The Woman in Black first opened in Scarborough in 1987 before transferring to London’s Lyric Hammersmith in 1989. The Woman in Black London performances have run at the Fortune Theatre since August of that year, and is the West End’s second longest-running non-musical production, behind The Mousetrap.

Hill’s novel has become a staple piece of literature on many school curriculums, with many classes experiencing the play to aid their studies. Despite the success of the book and the films, there is no substitute for seeing the spine-tingling horrors of The Woman in Black live, on-stage.

This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time in the performance. Recommended for ages 12+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There may be large school groups present at performances.

Tickets to The Woman in Black are available now. Book your The Woman in Black tickets on London Theatre today.

Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps , a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose. Years later, as an old man, he recounts his experiences to an actor in a desperate attempt to exorcise the ghosts of the past. The play unfolds around the conversations of these two characters as they act out the solicitor's experiences on Eel Marsh all those years ago.

Run time

2 Hours (inc. interval)

Opening date

September 7th, 2021

Closing date

April 29th, 2023

Booking from

July 7th, 2021

Booking until

April 29th, 2023


Fortune Theatre


We invite you into one of the spookiest plays of all time.

Cast and creative

By: Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill
Director: Robin Herford
Producer: PW Productions
Cast list: Terrence Wilton and Max Hutchinson
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: Kevin Sleep

Our review

NOTE: These are older reviews - the cast has changed many times!It has been nearly 6 years since I last saw "The Woman In Black", so I thought it was about time I went to see it again to ascertain whether it is still as fresh as when I last saw it. The answer is a resounding yes!This thriller, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, has been running at the Fortune Theatre since February 1989 and one can see why as it is a thrilling ghost story that has you jumping out of your...

Latest Woman in Black News & Features

A new cast will take over The Woman in Black from 7 June. The Woman in Black is at the Fortune Theatre. The Woman in Black tickets are on sale now. Julian Forsyth will reprise the role of Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black. He first played the role in 2010 and later returned in 2014. Forsyth’s West End credits include An American in Paris and Sunset Boulevard. Matthew Spencer will play The Actor in The Woman in Black, a role he previously played at the Fortune Theatre and on tour. Spencer’s...

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This spine-chilling play has scared audiences at the Fortune Theatre since 1989. With just two cast members on stage, theatregoers have found themselves drawn into every word uttered between Arthur Kipps and the Actor as they try to keep their cool with plenty of ghostly apparitions afoot.Sending audiences crazy with its theatrical masterclass in building tension and suspense, The Woman in Black offers audiences a dramatic masterclass. Here's our complete guide to the West End production of The...

Photo credit: The Woman in Black cast (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

The Woman in Black will see audiences return to Eel Marsh House, as performances resume in the West End later this year. The Woman in Black reopens at the Fortune Theatre from 7 September, continuing its run as the second-longest West End play.Based on Susan Hill's best-selling ghost story, The Woman in Black tells of solicitor Arthur Kipps who hires an actor to dramatise his fears. It's innocent enough at first, but sorting out papers eventually becomes more, with borders between make-believe...

The Woman in Black

New casting has been announced for the West End production of The Woman in Black, the horror which has been terrifying audiences at the Fortune Theatre for almost 30 years.The play, which is based on the novel by Susan Hill, follows Arthur Kipps as he enlists the help of an actor to assist him in retelling his story of a haunted trip to a house in rural England where he encounters a ghost he believes has cast a spell over his family.Terence Wilton to return as Arthur KippsTerence Wilton will...

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