THE WOMAN IN BLACK

by Stephen Mallatratt and Susan Hill
14 Jan – 2 March 2013
 
 
14 Jan – 2 March 2013

Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 10 Dec 2012

60 minutes
20 minutes
45 minutes
approx. at 9.35 pm
 
 

SYNOPSIS


The celebrated stage adaptation of „The Woman in Black“ (now in its 23rd year in the West End and the second longest running production in history,) is one of the most exciting, gripping and spine-chilling plays ever performed.

Aged solicitor Arthur Kipps has hired a young actor to help him re-enact an event which befell him many years ago, thereby hoping to exorcise the ghosts of his past. Together they will relive the terrifying incidents that changed Kipps’ life for ever.

As a young solicitor Arthur was summoned to the remote and solitary Eel Marsh House to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house’s sole inhabitant, and to sort through her papers – ignorant of the tragic secrets hidden behind the shuttered windows. As Mrs Drablow’s coffin is being lowered into its grave, Arthur glimpses a woman dressed in black, her face white, gaunt and wasted. The reluctance of the locals to talk about Eel Marsh House or the unknown woman in black sets off a creeping sense of unease in him, soon confirmed by the dreadful secret he finds in the deceased’s letters…

“A brilliant thriller that is a must see! … Undoubtedly the most spine chilling ghost story ever told on stage.” – London Theatre Guide

“A classic ghost story … celebrating the imaginative possibilities of theatre itself.” – The Daily Telegraph

“Spine tingling tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling.” – The Independent
 

Cast & Creative Team


Roger Ringrose
Tom Micklem

Matthew White
Bob Bailey
Nick Richings
Gareth Owen
Theo Holloway
 
 

SETTING

A small Victorian theatre, London, around 1910.
 
There will be one intermission of twenty minutes.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.

Presented by arrangement with The Agency (London) Ltd, 24 Pottery Lane, London W11 4LZ
info@theagency.co.uk

First performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, Scarborough on 11th December 1987. It was subsequently presented by the Lyric, Hammersmith, London by arrangement with Peter Wilson and H M Tennent Ltd on 11th January 1989. The production transferred to the Strand Theatre, London on 15th February 1989; to the Playhouse, London on 18th April 1989 and to the Fortune Theatre, London on 7th June 1989.