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About The Woman in Black

The quintessential ghost story The Woman in Black continues to terrify audiences at the Fortune Theatre. Test your nerve and see the West End play before it closes in March 2023. Are you scared?

When Susan Hill penned the story in 1983, she could never have expected its West End success. Stephen Mallatratt adapted the ghost story for a Christmas season at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in 1987 before transferring to London’s Lyric Hammersmith in 1989.

The Woman in Black London performances moved to the Fortune Theatre since August 1989, where it’s stayed ever since. When the play closes in March 2023, it will be the second longest-running play in London, behind The Mousetrap. Learn more about The Woman in Black in the West End.

Hill’s novel is now 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.

What is The Woman in Black play about?

When solicitor Arthur Kipps is sent to the remote town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, he doesn't expect to see a mysterious woman dressed in black. As he sorts his client’s papers, he visits her late estate, Eel Marsh House, to uncover what happened. In order to cure his nightmares, Kipps enlists the assistance of an unsuspecting actor to reenact the unsettling things he witnessed.

Is The Woman in Black play scary?

The Woman in Black play may be deemed scary for some audience members, and not scary for others. It's down to individual interpretation! 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.

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

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.

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