A lawyer is obsessed with the belief that his family has been cursed by TheWoman in Black. In an attempt to exorcise the evil, he employs a sceptical young actor to help recount his experiences, but then as the story unfolds – the boundary between reality and memory begin to merge making our The Woman in Black Theatre Breaks a very scary break indeed!
Theatre Breaks to see The Woman In Black in London
“A truly nerve-shredding experience” – Daily Mail
“Don’t go unless you like being scared out of your wits” – Sunday Mirror
This nail biting adaptation combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir.
Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s 1983 novel is one of London’s most successful plays now in its 29th year of thrilling and scaring audiences.
* The Woman in Black Theatre Breaks Advice
Midweek matinee performances can be rather dominated by school groups so an evening performance is the time to go for a more sophisticated crowd, and a more normal London theatre experience.
However, “normal” is not a word to describe this remarkable production. With few props and scenery the cast of two manage to create a piece of theatre that is every bit as gripping as the finest movies or books of the film noir genre.
If you are tired of musicals and comedies and want something with a little more oomph in it, then I can highly recommend booking The Woman In Black Theatre Breaks.
Casting News for The Woman in Black
Susan Hill’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK at The Fortune Theatre, London now stars Terence Wilton as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and James Byng as ‘The Actor’.
Terence Wilton’s recent theatre credits include ‘Lord Lonsdale’ in “William Wordsworth” (Theatre By The Lake); “Cat On A Hot In Roof” (Theatre Royal Northampton) and “The Sound of Music” (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). For the RSC he recently played ‘Baptista Minola’ in “The Taming of the Shrew”. His television credits include “Revelations – End Of Days”, “The Crusades: The Crescent and the Cross”; “The Forsyte Saga”; “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries”; “Henry VI part 1”; “Some Distant Shadow”; “Dial M for Murder”; “Vanity Fair” and “Doctor Who”.
James Byng’s previous theatre credits include ‘Toulouse-Lautrec’ in “Moulin Rouge!” (Secret Cinema); ‘Edgar Rychenkov’ in “Noël” (National Opera House, Ireland); “Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales” (Bargehouse, South Bank); ‘Group Captain Mandrake’ in “Dr Strangelove” (Secret Cinema); ‘Nick Willow’ in “Carries War” (UK Tour); ‘Posner’ in “The History Boys” (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath UK Tour); ‘Frodo’ in “The Lord of the Rings” (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); “Les Misérables” (Palace Theatre); “Oliver!” (London Palladium); “Hey! Mr Producer” (Lyceum).
Theatre: Fortune Theatre, Russell St, London WC2B 5HH
Genre: Play Performance Times: Monday to Saturday at 20:00; Tuesday at 15.00 and Saturday at 16.00 Nearest Tube: Covent Garden on the Piccadilly Line or Holborn on the Piccadilly and Central lines Opened : 1st January 1989 Booking to : 2020
wow what a night. Proper scary theatre: I didn't think that was possible to make a whole room forget that it is only make-believe! Great acting and phenominal direction make it possible to create a world of suspense without the help of expensive scenery and special effects!