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The Woman in Black

Adapted from Susan Hill’s classic book, The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre has been thrilling London audiences since 1989.

In The Woman in Black, junior solicitor Arthur Kipps journeys to the funeral of a client, Mrs Alice Drablow where he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard. Confused by the villagers' reluctance to speak of The Woman in Black, Kipps goes to Mrs. Drablow's former home Eel Marsh House, a building in the middle of a marsh, cut off from the mainland at high tide. While sorting through her papers he finds a box of letters, and ultimately discovers, to his own terrible cost, the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black.

Having terrified over seven million theatregoers across the globe over 30 years, The Woman in Black is now the second longest running play in London Theatre History.

“One of British theatre's biggest – and scariest – hits” (The Guardian)

“A ghost play guaranteed to send shivers down the spine” (Daily Express)
"A truly nerve-shredding experience" (Daily Mail)
"A marvellous exercise in tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling" (The Independent)
"Imaginative and hideously real" (The Times)

Cast:

Stuart Fox - Arthur Kipps

Matthew Spencer - The Actor

Important Information

This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Please be advised that there is a large possibility of school groups being present at The Woman In Black, especially for Monday to Thursday performances. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time in the performance.

Age Restrictions

The Woman in Black is on the National Curriculum for English and Drama, so some performances (especially matinees and on weekdays) are likely to have school groups in attendance.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 26th September 2020.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

-

Tue

3pm
8pm

Wed

8pm

Thu

3pm
8pm

Fri

8pm

Sat

4pm
8pm

Sun

-

What the press say

  • The most brilliantly effective spine chiller you will ever encounter...If you haven't seen this show yet you are missing a treat

    The Daily Telegraph

  • A truly nerve-shredding experience

    The Daily Mail

  • Don't go unless you like being scared out of your wits

    Sunday Mirror

  • A marvellous exercise in spine tingling tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling and stagecraft......it's a cracker.

    The Independent

Discounts & Offers

Save up to 27% - Band A - Fri & Sat Mat

Valid Fri & Sat Mat up to 15 Feb 2020.

Save up to 27% - Band A - Fri & Sat Mat

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£42.00

Was £57.50

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Save up to 25% - Band A - Tue-Thu

Valid Tue - Thu up to 15 Feb 2020.

Save up to 25% - Band A - Tue-Thu

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£41.00

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Save up to 23% - Band C - Fri & Sat Mat

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Save up to 20% - Band B - Tue-Fri & Sat Mat

Valid Tue - Fri & Sat Mat until 15 Feb 2020.

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Save up to 10% - Band C - Sat Eve

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Save up to 10% - Band C - Sat Eve

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Fortune Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Piccadilly

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Covent Garden

Directions Icon Directions from Covent Garden :

(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres go left on Russell Street, from where the theatre logo can be seen.

Parking Icon Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Fortune Theatre

Air conditioned

Bar

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Fortune Theatre Location

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
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Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.

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The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre, London

Running until:
Sat 26th September 2020

Running time:
2 Hours (with a 15 min interval)

Tickets from
£ 19.99