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)
Stuart Fox - Arthur Kipps
Matthew Spencer - The Actor
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.
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.
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 3rd April 2021.
Show times for each day are below.
Don't go unless you like being scared out of your wits
A marvellous exercise in spine tingling tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling and stagecraft......it's a cracker.
A truly nerve-shredding experience
The most brilliantly effective spine chiller you will ever encounter...If you haven't seen this show yet you are missing a treat
Bus routes: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
Night buses: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
Nearest rail: Charing Cross
Tube lines: Piccadilly
Nearest tube: Covent Garden
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.
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
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.
The Woman in Black
Fortune Theatre, London
Sat 3rd April 2021
2 Hours (with a 15 min interval)