The Woman in Black

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Join over 7 million theatregoers who have experienced "The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter" - Daily Telegraph

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is brought to dramatic life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating over 25 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

“One of British theatre's biggest – and scariest – hits” - The Guardian


Book your The Woman in Black tickets, playing at The Fortune Theatre today.

Running time: 
1 hour 45 minutes (no interval)
1 video 22 images
About The Woman in Black:

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.

Child Policy:
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.
Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill
PW Productions
Robin Herford
Kevin Sleep
Michael Holt
Cast list:
James Byng (The Actor) and Terence Wilton (Arthur Kipps)
The Woman in Black Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 7 June, 1989
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 7 June, 1989
Available from: 
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 3 March, 2018

Fortune Theatre

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

The Woman in Black Customer reviews

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... Read more

Latest The Woman in Black News & Features

Video: Interview with the cast of The Woman in Black
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Stephen Mallatratt’s stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel The Woman in Black is the second-longest running play in the West End, approaching its 29th anniversary in the January. The terrifying play sees Arthur Kipps working with an actor to perform the story of his trip to the haunted Eel Marsh House. Following a recent cast change, we met up with actors James Byng and Terence Wilton at the Fortune Theatre to talk about the play. The Woman in Black Tickets are available now.  

The Woman in Black
New casting announced for The Woman in Black in the West End
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A new cast has been announced for the West End cast of The Woman in Black, which runs at the Fortune Theatre. The play, which has been running in London for 28 years, tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over his family. It is adapted from Susan Hill’s best-selling novel, and a film version starring Daniel Radcliffe was released in 2012.

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