“IT WAS NINE-THIRTY ON CHRISTMAS EVE….”
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.
‘The Woman in Black’ will embark on a new UK tour from September.
The tour marks the show’s 30th anniversary on London’s West End, following a special gala performance in June this year at the Fortune Theatre.
Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now entering its 30th year in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
Currently playing at Fortune Theatre, London, the tour will open at Blackpool Grand Theatre on Wednesday 11th September 2019, before visiting Cheltenham Everyman, Southampton Nuffield Theatre, Northampton Royal & Derngate, Sheffield Lyceum, The Orchard Dartford, Stoke Regent, York Theatre Royal, Darlington Hippodrome, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Southend Place Theatre, Curve Leicester, Liverpool Playhouse, King’s Theatre Southsea, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Princess Theatre Torquay, Crewe Lyceum, Oxford Playhouse, Billingham Forum, Hull New Theatre, King’s Theatre Edinburgh, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Malvern Theatres. Further dates are to be announced.
Directed by Robin Hereford, the production has been adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, and features design by Michael Holt and lighting Kevin Sleep.
Producer Peter Wilson said: “In celebration of The Woman in Black’s incredible 30 years in the West End, I am thrilled that this iconic production is to tour the UK once again. This show is set to thrill and scare audiences like never before and I can’t think of a better way to mark our birthday!”.
Book now to see “the most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” (Daily Telegraph), “one of British theatre’s biggest – and scariest – hits” (The Guardian).