The Woman in Black now booking to 18 Dec 2010


The Woman in Black now booking to 18 Dec 2010

The long running thriller The Woman in Black, has increased its booking period by 11 months - tickets are now on sale to 18 Dec 2010 at the Fortune Theatre

This ghost story written by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, opened at the Fortune Theatre on 7 June 1989 . (The show first opened at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough in 1987).

It is directed by Robin Herford, designed by Michael Holt with lighting by Kevin Sleep.

The play now features Julian Forsyth (Arthur Kipps) & Christopher Naylor (The Actor).

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.

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