Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation.
Starring Richard Hope as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Mark Hawkins as ‘The Actor’
The Woman In Black is a gripping theatrical exploration of terror, 'a masterpiece' (The Guardian) that's been thrilling audiences of all ages with its unique blend of suspense, drama and bold stagecraft. Now celebrating 27 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
What is The Woman In Black about?
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.
Standing strong as the West End’s second longest-running show, and haunting seven million theatre-goers to date, feel the power of the Woman In Black for yourself and experience the 'most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter' (The Daily Telegraph).
Such incredible acting, spine chilling and a lot funnier then I expected! The only thing that would’ve made it better is if the audience wasn’t there 😂
My second time seeing this play and still so very scary. Incredible achievement to make this book work on stage and still be as frightening and full of suspense as the novel. Not to be missed. Unsurprising that it has been running for 30 years...
A truly modern ghost story, jumped out of my skin on more than one occasion!
Seen this 4 times now and I think that it is brilliantly acted every time. You wouldn’t think it’s been going everyday for years. Still made me jump!
I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it when it first started but it was so good, both actor (and the Lady in Black) were brilliant.
Seen it second time! Very good show
So amazing！one of the most impressive plays i had seen in West end.
I took my daughter to see this as a birthday present as she had wanted to go for a long time. We both found it to be very slow and not at all frightening although there were a few loud bangs and screams. The theatre itself felt as if it could do with a good clean. I am pleased I only paid half price for our seats...
Great show, actors were amazing and carried the whole performance perfectly. Such an atmospheric performance with great scares. Must see and would recommend to anyone.
Enjoyed the show immensely, both performers were amazing! Loved the suspense
Amazing play fantastic actors and story will be going again
A really enjoyable afternoon. The set on view as we sat down was spooky and as the story unfolded revealed secrets and areas invisible at the start. Brilliant use of the gauze curtain to reveal the back room and the graveyard at different times. A gripping story well lit and brilliantly acted. Entranced throughout.
I came to see this show on the advise of two people who have seen the show, one of them has been twice. And the fact it's the 2nd longest running play, means millions love it. I, however, did not. I appreciate that the acting was amazing, that's not at doubt at all. I've never seen or heard such emotion and expression from such a small cast. For me though, I need more of a sensory experience to enjoy it. I'm sure the show will run for a lot longer than I ever could!
Surprised at how slow it was to get started and as someone who usually finds London West end productions so brilliantly done I was very uninspired. There were a few ‘startling moments , more could have been made of the Appearances of the Woman , ,a lot of it was laboured and the set boring , no variation. The scenes with invisible the dog were laughable for the wrong reasons . Needed occasional music maybe Sorry would not recommend except for school groups
Thoroughly enjoyed the haunting performance. The cast were superb and the staging beautifully simple and effective. Loved the theatre ,what a treasure. We will return.
This is the third time I have seen this play over the past 20 years and it did not disappoint! Took my son this time.... he loved it! Hopefully it will carry on so I can take my daughter in a few years once she is old enough!
Great actors, really lets your imagination run.
Loved the play! Usually the audience have to be quiet during a play but here they get the audience shrieking with fright. Very effective and absolutely amazingly immersive experience
I brought tickets to take my daughter to see Woman in Black, as they are studying the play as part of their GCSE’s. I was not expecting that much to be honest and was actually not looking forward to seeing the play. How wrong could I have been. It was brilliantly thought out, and had you listening intently throughout. I did not want it to end. The atmosphere / setting and the excellent acting all added to the overall feel and aesthetics, making you believe in the story even more. I would definitely say it’s not for the feint of heart, there are a few well timed scares, (not going to ruin it) Afterwards both my daughter and I were saying about sleeping with a light on when we got home. Well done.
Not worth the expense.
seen 3 times, and loved it every time
A lovely old theatre, quite small, but full of character. An amazing performance with only 2 actors who managed to create a very tense atmosphere with lights, sound effects and dialogue. Very clever.. Had a lovely time, only let down by the exorbitant price of drinks - £10..!!
We really enjoyed this performance - we didn't know anything about the story beforehand, but it was excellently acted and we were very impressed by the stage support. The fact that our seats were upgraded added to our great experience!
Would definitely recommend to any horror fan. With the little amount of actors and resources the production has available, it is very interestingly designed and created perfectly to make it as eerie, spooky and mysterious as possible... and definitely works!
I would just to say how Great The Woman in Black play is. Took my daughter to see this Yesterday Tues 223rd Oct as a treat while in London. I had seen it before and was aware of how captivating it is and how it draws you in using your imagination. But still it still made me jump and heart race, my daughter also has now experienced this and loved every minute. Thank you for such a fab show and would recommend this for theatre lovers who enjoy a little bit of something different. x
Loved every second of it amazing experience totally recommend to watch
While the show had minimal props and actors, it was brilliant! A fan of the ghost story, the play was wonderfully executed and thrilling. I couldn't believe how truly creepy it was. Very well done and a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening.
Absolutely fantastic show! Both actors were amazing in their portrayals of the various characters and they made the whole performance very real for the audience. Excellent effects which gave the fear factor. Would absolutely watch again and recommend to anyone who hasn’t yet seen it to go.
Excellent acting throughout. Complicated but very skilfully done
The story line was amazing and so was all the actors. I will defiantly reccomend and would go again. Fantastic
A very clever play and absolutely captivating performances by the actors. Not as scary as I thought it would be but very enjoyable.
They have changed it. I don't think it was as good as before
Fantastic production. Very atmospheric and scary. Really made you jump and the acting was amazing
Love this show. Seen many times and still find a new twist to play. If you love a ghost story you should definitely see this one. You may find beginning a little odd but the play draws you in. Will be back to see again. Love a ghost story.
Loved the performance so much. Actors were extremely talented & we were thoroughly entertained from beginning to end.
Superb little theatre with a lovely intimate friendly feel. Actors were excellent. Scenery and effects impressive in creating a scary atmosphere.
This was my first visit to a stage play and it did not disappoint. Thoroughly engaging and an excellent story well told.
Great show well acted and it was very atmospheric and scared the life out of me...but I would do it again
Fantastic really enjoyed this play, a few jumps acting fantastic. Really well done
Slow to start but great performances from the actors! Impressed with the staging.
Great performances by the actors, full of frightful moments
I was freezing cold, it was beyond windy where I was sitting as the air con was on full after brining it to a staff members attention who did not turn it off I left half way through loosing my money and show, I am extremely upset about this. After notifying to usher I was leaving due to this she said you’d have to contact whom you bought the tickets from, I am disgusted by all of this service and wasted night
I have seen this show four times now although only until the end twice as I have had to leave due to person I have been with being to scared to continue! The actors in this performance were the best I have seen, fabulous.
I loved it, the actors do an amazing job and with little set up they manage to get the public into the story. Worth seeing.
The show was very gothic and spooky great acting.
A lovely show full of surprises and horror moments. Great recommendation for future audience.
An excellent play with a slow build up to a chilling crescendo in the second half. The actors were excellent. The stage set was really clever. A great afternoon’s entertainment.
The cast were good and did well considering it was just a 3-person cast. Mainly just 2 men of whom were brilliant at their parts. Seemed a little low budget but was still good.
When is it showing
20 Aug 2019 28 Mar 2020
No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.
2 hours (including a 15 minute interval)
How Does It Work
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Suitable For Children
The Woman in Black is suitable for children aged 8 and over. Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to the Fortune Theatre.
When Can I Go
Tuesday and Thursday: 3pm
Where Do I Go
Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, Covent Garden,London, WC2B 5HH
By Tube: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Charing Cross
By Bus: 24, 29 or 17