The Woman In Black

Dame 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).


2 hours (including a 15 minute interval)

Good To Know

There may be school groups attending this performance. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional Details & FAQ

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email. 

If you have chosen collect at box office please print the confirmation and bring on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

If you have chosen to receive tickets by post, tickets are send closer to the performance time and can arrive up to 72 hours before the performance date.

Suitable For Children

The Woman in Black is suitable for children aged 8 and over, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to the Fortune Theatre.

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


4.3(50 reviews)
  • Nicola

    Jan 8, 2023

    Really Great plot and cast. I was on the edge of my seat for much of the show.

  • Xavier

    Sep 11, 2022

    I had a really great time. The woman in black is one of my favourite books and I think the playwright has found a very clever way to adapt it for the stage. The actors were great and the play manages to be both funny and scary. SPOILER ALERT My only complaint is that the woman in black's face should have stayed under a veil as the make-up or mask was a little ridiculous to my taste: the less you show, the scarier it is...

  • Jackie keyte

    Apr 19, 2022

    Great acting really well executed

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