"The most brilliantly effective spine chiller you will ever encounter – if you haven't seen this show yet you are missing a treat!" – Daily Telegraph
"A truly nerve–shredding experience" – The Daily Mail
"There are no mysteries to this show's longevity; it works because it's a piece of highly effective craftsmanship" – The Daily Express
Now 27 years in the West End, over 7 million people have screamed, winced, dived under seats, shivered, hidden behind spouses, turned pale and generally had the time of their lives in one of the most exciting, spooky, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged.
About The Woman in Black
Stephen Mallatratt's universally acclaimed adaptation of Susan Hill's bestseller fuses the power and intensity of live theatre with the brooding cinematic contrasts and shadows of the gothic Hammer movie. It is an edgy and unsettling formula that sets up a terrifying and ghostly world in which audiences stagger from surprise to scare to shock to scream. As fresh today as when it started, The Woman in Black features a dream cast for an absolute nightmare of a show.
The Woman in Black – the story: Above the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway stands the solitary, foreboding Eel Marsh House. Its sole inhabitant, Mrs Alice Drablow, is dead. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral, knowing nothing of the tragic world of secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. At the funeral he glimpses a wasted young woman dressed all in black, and feels a creeping sense of unease. Who is the woman in black, and why are the locals so reluctant to speak of her? His fears grow as he discovers more about the mysterious woman, and her terrible purpose. In another era, an old man tries to tell a story to a stranger, in an attempt to exorcise the ghosts of a long–dead past. The old man's name is Arthur Kipps...