Stephen Mallatratt’s award-winning adaptation of Susan Hill’s thriller has been the highlight of The Woman in Black Theatre Breaks for 27 terrifying years.
It is hard to believe that the medium of theatre can so successfully convey the genre so terrifyingly successfully as has The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre in London. I tend to hold my breath just writing about it! Goodness only knows what you will feel like sitting there in the darkened auditorium.
The story tells of a lawyer who is gripped with the belief that he and his family have been cursed by the eponymous “Woman in Black“. He decides to deal with the matter head on and, in an attempt to exorcise the evil, takes the extraordinary step to employ a sceptical actor to help recount his experiences. But then, as the story unfolds, the boundaries between reality and thought begin to merge.
This nail biting adaptation combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir – in fact it was made into a very successful film in 2012 starring Daniel Radcliffe (although the original 1989 TV version is by far scarier!). But we believe that the play will have a greater effect on you with minimal props and scenery, the two-man cast manage to create a piece of theatre that is every bit as gripping as the finest movies or books of the genre.
Where is it?
When can I see it?
Opened : 1 January 1989
Booking to: 13th March 2018
Monday to Saturday at 20:00; Tuesday at 15:00; Saturday at 16:00