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The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre
The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre

The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre

London’s longest-running ghost story tells the spine-tingling tale of a keen young solicitor who is sent to wind up the affairs of a recently deceased woman.

Universally acclaimed, The Woman in Black is a terrifying night in the theatre as the audience is transported into a dark, ghostly world.

Over 7 million people worldwide have lived to tell the tale of one of the most exciting and gripping theatre events ever staged.

Written by Stephen Mallatratt based on the best-selling novel by Susan Hill, The Woman In Black is directed by Robin Herford.

“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


Eel Marsh House stands alone on the windswept salt marshes by the Nine Lives Causeway. When Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house’s sole inhabitant, he is unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows of the house. That is until he sees a wasted young woman dressed all in black at the funeral, and a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold of him…  an unease that deepens by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black. Years later, as an old man, he recounts his experiences to an actor in a desperate attempt to exorcise the ghosts of the past. The play unfolds around the conversations of these two characters as they act out the solicitor’s experiences on Eel Marsh all those years ago.

The Woman in Black originally opened at the Strand Theatre (now the Novello Theatre) on 15 February 1989, and then moved to its current home at the Fortune Theatre on 7 June 1989.

The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre


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35 Responses to “The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre”
  1. Yousooze1 says:

    seeing woman in black in theater when I do my GCSEs for drama :)

  2. lauren paige says:

    I’m Seeing this on Tuesday,
    I am actually terrified OMG.

  3. Ellie Valentine says:

    amazing-so good :)

  4. Louise Humphreys says:

    Going to see this next week… I’m so scared D’:

  5. Oakley Flanagan says:

    I love the Woman in Black, directed a production of it a little while ago
    and for an English Literature project a group of us had to film an extract
    from TWiB check it out on my channel. Lovers of the play I call you!

  6. Melinoë Rose says:

    saw this in London fortune theater on Tuesday, truly terrifying but so well

  7. Conor Chabaani says:

    Going to see this on Thursday !

  8. Amara Cove says:

    Check out my friends and my reaction! /watch?v=oMO1cRZ0mag

  9. Emily D says:

    Hello youtube, could anyone tell me when the woman comes into the audience?

  10. Emma Laird says:

    I saw this last night in Glasgow as part of the tour – by far, the best
    play I have seen; probably my favourite theatre production too.

  11. Bloomingchimp says:

    Going to see it tonight, needless to say but I’m shitting myself :)

  12. xfmkid says:

    Absolutely awesome xD

  13. FaiilureGaming says:

    Yeah she does.

  14. Jemma Lamble says:

    does the woman in black come out in the audience some people said she does?

  15. lynseyxblack says:

    Going to c it thursday for my gcse then I have to wright 2000 word essay…..:( owell looking forward to it please be good so I can pass :)

  16. Camlio Parada says:


  17. Erin Cooney says:

    for this i’d say stalls :)

  18. clownandwagbo says:

    Im seeing this for my birthday in spetember..!! wheres the best place to sit..?? dress circl or stalls.. ?? <3<3 xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  19. unipal390x says:

    The Fortune Theatre, you?

  20. PoisonTheHero says:

    D:! Gutted! :( Which theatre did you see it at? 😀

  21. unipal390x says:

    I didnt have anyone walking next to me D: I do wish they would of let me known beforehand about the fog machines though since I have bad asthma.

  22. PoisonTheHero says:

    I have to disagree with you there, in my opinion it is much better on stage. The way they build up the suspense throughout the play is so different to on screen. Especially in the theatres in London where she can walk right next to you, and the sound effects mixed in with the silence of the theatre are incredible. It’s amazing what two actors can do.

  23. unipal390x says:

    Found this performace uninteresting and hard to grasp with 2 actors playing all the parts when I went in a small theatre with a tiny stage. You just can’t compare this to the film.

  24. nickilouu says:

    I saw this last year. Nothing will ever be as scary.. it’s terrifying…

  25. spotoftrouble says:

    I need to see this again. I saw it a few years ago and I’ve never been so scared in my life. Amazing. And I saw these two when I saw and they were amazing too.

  26. mars12231 says:

    I had to sleep with the lights on for two weeks after I saw this.

  27. forgiveninasong says:

    I saw this on tour, and I was TERRIFIED. Like, actually scared for weeks. I couldn’t sleep and I was shaking and actually crying. If your mind is susceptible to this kind of things, if you run with the power of suggestion, then you will be screaming.

  28. Catherine Willmore says:

    It’s very dark and very frightening. If you like to be scared you won’t be disappointed. Or watch the TV version on you tube. Make sure you have a light in your bedroom.

  29. Catherine Willmore says:

    It is a very creepy show. I hope the film doesn’t over do it.

  30. alclja93 says:

    i played the woman in black my freshmen year of high school. honestly i scared myself.

  31. samj1312 says:

    Thumbs up if your gonna see the movie

  32. jjobie says:

    An elderly man goes to an actor to help him tell the story of an experience he had many years earlier with a haunting in England. The actor and the older man recreate the story as it happened on the stage of the theater. Although there’s very little in the way of props, costumes or sets, the show draws you in by working with your imagination. It’s very effective and creepy.

  33. TheHorsecrazyprinces says:

    Please cud someone tell me wat happens in this play

  34. DJOfRadioGallifrey says:

    I saw this!…I’m not sure with this man.

  35. shmoogle14 says:

    I remember seeing this in London. creepiest show I’ve ever seen.


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The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre
The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre

London’s longest-running ghost story tells the spine-tingling tale of a keen young solicitor who is sent to wind up the affairs of a recently deceased woman.


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