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The Woman in Black

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4.4/5 - based on 1918 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 28 March 2020
  • Running time: 2 Hours (with a 15 min interval)
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About The Woman in Black

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.

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.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 28 March 2020
  • Running time: 2 Hours (with a 15 min interval)
Mon - -
Tue 15:00 20:00
Wed - 20:00
Thu 15:00 20:00
Fri - 20:00
Sat 16:00 20:00
Sun - -
The Woman in Black description

The Woman in Black, a super-spooky gothic horror story

The Woman in Black is based on the 1983 book by Susan Hill. Stephen Mallatrat, who adapted the book for the stage, read the book on a beach in Greece, in the bright, unthreatening sunshine, but still found it an uncomfortable and disturbing experience. A classic in the making with a 1989 film version behind it as well as the 2012 movie, it’s guaranteed to give you a thrill you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry… so much so that some audience members find themselves leaving the lights on a home for weeks afterwards!

The Woman in Black – The story

The play kicks off with a funeral, which sets the tone for the rest of the play. Your worst fears will become reality as the story proceeds, telling the tale of junior solicitor Arthur Kipps and his experiences in spooky Eel Marsh House, where he spots a mysterious woman wearing black. He’s certain he really has seen her. But nobody else will admit she is there, and they won’t tell him who she is. As the story unwinds and Arthur sorts out his deceased client’s affairs, spooky incidents occur.

If you’ve ever sat around in the dark telling ghost stories, you’ll be familiar with the feeling of dread that watching The Woman in Black brings. But it’s far from being an ordinary, everyday horror story. This play is much more subtle and your fears are all in your mind… which somehow makes it worse. There’s no gore to speak of. Just a growing sense of tension and horror as you’re drawn in to the strange world of Eel Marsh House and the mystery inexorably unravels.

Tense and exciting, The Woman in Black is in its third decade on the West End and still thrills audiences from all over the world. Everyone enjoys a good scare and this production delivers time after time. It’s eerie. It’s dark. And it’s proving to be a massive on-going hit, with more than seven million of us enjoying the thrills it delivers since its first showing. Directed by Robin Herford with lighting by Kevin Sleep and produced by PW Productions, it’s an all-time theatre classic in the making.

The Woman in Black theatre tickets

This play isn’t a good idea if you have a nervous disposition or dislike unexpected shocks. But you can safely take your children along, safe in the knowledge that they won’t see anything unsuitably gruesome. We offer great seat and ticket availability with an excellent choice of seat options, with premium and full price tickets as well as discount The Woman in Black tickets – there’s something for every budget.

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.

Next Performances for The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre
today21st Aug 2019 8:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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tomorrow22nd Aug 2019 3:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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tomorrow22nd Aug 2019 8:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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Friday23rd Aug 2019 8:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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Saturday24th Aug 2019 4:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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Saturday24th Aug 2019 8:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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The Woman in Black reviews

4.4 out of 5 based on 1918 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (49%)
Families (52%)
Teenagers (70%)
Couples (80%)
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Latest customer reviews

Reviewed on 18 August 2019 by , Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom


The show was amazing very well acted and a great atmospheric show

Reviewed on 18 August 2019 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Excellent performances.

Reviewed on 17 August 2019 by , Bexley, United Kingdom

Great acting!

Reviewed on 17 August 2019 by , High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Best of both, humorous and dark.

It was excellent, gripping till the very end and simply amazing how the cast is only 2/3 people.

Reviewed on 14 August 2019 by , Chorleywood, United Kingdom


This show had good acting. However I didn’t like the fact there were only 2 people showing lots of different characters. Confused me with what was going on.

Reviewed on 11 August 2019 by , Bedford, United Kingdom

Very entertaining

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , Erith, United Kingdom


A great story which has some great twists and turns

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , Gravesend, United Kingdom

Wonderfully inventive

This is a scary encounter. I wouldn’t take small children. They will have difficulty sleeping afterwards! This is a clever adaptation of a great yarn. It entertains, compels, and absorbs you. Thoroughly clever, and worthwhile. Don’t share the secrets of the show!

Reviewed on 09 August 2019 by , Beaumaris, Australia


Suspense builds slowly but then hits you and before you know it you are caught up in the nightmare. Absolutely brilliant performances. My kids loved it.

Reviewed on 07 August 2019 by , Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom

Goodbirthday treat

Reviewed on 04 August 2019 by , Worksop, United Kingdom

A story within a story

First half an hour dragged a bit, a lot of unnecessary backstory, I wish there was more actually on the scary story part of it as opposed to the two people telling the story.

Reviewed on 01 August 2019 by , Luton, United Kingdom

a memorable experience!

I liked the show because of the acting amazing performances a suspenseful atmosphere!

Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by , Westerham Hill, United Kingdom

Fun story and a clever concept based on the classic book

Reviewed on 30 July 2019 by , Asker, Norway

Not your average show. Definitely recommend!

Reviewed on 29 July 2019 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Entertaining little play

Very good use of sound effects and lighting and of course the script to build suspense Enjoyable and not too long Theatre very small and could use some more ladies toilets but clean and friendly staff

Reviewed on 28 July 2019 by , Epsom, United Kingdom


The actors were fantastic, loved the entire performance

Reviewed on 28 July 2019 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

Kept us on the edge of our seats

Great story & acting, suspense with a touch of humour

Reviewed on 24 July 2019 by , Kaiapoi, New Zealand


Very boring show, it got to the interval and still nothing had happened. Walked out shortly after this. Waste of money.

Reviewed on 20 July 2019 by , Warrington, United Kingdom

easy to follow funny but on the edge of your seat

Reviewed on 19 July 2019 by , Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Well acted with story

Not the usual thing I’d go and see and definitely took me most of part 1 to get into it and part 2 was so well acted out lots of scares and dark bits of story coming together to make a very good performance. Not for the faint hearted as lots of shocks and I literally jumped onto my friend a few times!

Reviewed on 18 July 2019 by , Potters Bar, United Kingdom


The show was amazing especially for such a small cast. We were u sure when we sat down but loved it and was scared/shocked quiet a few times. Highly recommend

Reviewed on 15 July 2019 by , Canterbury, United Kingdom

Screamingly good

Brilliantly staged. The actors are excellent and bring it to life.

Reviewed on 14 July 2019 by , Harold Wood, United Kingdom

Brilliant actors, great show!

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , Calne, United Kingdom

Breath-takingly brilliant!!

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Genuinely enthralled the whole way through.

I thoroughly enjoyed the performance- I was hooked from the beginning a brilliantly told ghost story! I could quite happily go and watch it again. I laughed and jumped at tense scenes- the acting was superb. Will go up there in my top 10.

Reviewed on 06 July 2019 by , Warrington, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 05 July 2019 by , Asker, Norway

Don't take anyone under 13

Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

An engaging and personal adaptation of Susan Hill's novel

A good performance initially I was unsure of how well it was going to work as deliberate production and constant references to the audience but the characters and cast were convincing despite the reliance on imagination. It was terrifying in places once you accepted the simple set.

Reviewed on 30 June 2019 by , Folkestone, United Kingdom

Excellent actors

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

A great show, very well acted

Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by , Darwin, Australia

Beautifully done

Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by , Watford, United Kingdom

Great performance

Amazing how two actors can use a stage with the same props and you can follow it easierly

Reviewed on 23 June 2019 by , Bexley, United Kingdom

Brilliant show!

The acting is outstanding. The stage is slightly getting on abit but still has the desired effect. Smoke on the right side poured out straight into the audience.very jumpy and brilliant suspense. Other than that perfect.

Reviewed on 22 June 2019 by , Warlingham, United Kingdom

Not impressed...

I found the show kind of hard to get into...wasn’t like I expected. Was a few jumpy bits but to be honest myself and partner left half way through. I was willing to continue to watch the show and give it a chance but the seats were so uncomfortable. We’re a young couple and neither of us could stop fidgeting.

Reviewed on 22 June 2019 by , Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Amazing and scary!

A must see show. Better then the movie.

Reviewed on 22 June 2019 by , Borkenes, Norway


Reviewed on 19 June 2019 by , Kingwood, United States Of America


I saw this performance around about 10 years ago and went back yesterday for my boyfriends birthday! It was amazing and very visually stimulating whilst allowing you to use your imagination to fill the gaps! Scary, creepy and a very fun evening out, you won’t be disappointed!

Reviewed on 16 June 2019 by , Ware, United Kingdom

Could watch time and time again

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by , Kidderminster, United Kingdom


Excellent all round entertainment

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom


An interesting take on Susan Hill's book. It took some time to adjust to the different tone and narrative device. The choices made sense, though, especially considering the small stage.

Reviewed on 14 June 2019 by , Brandon, Canada


Reviewed on 12 June 2019 by , Hatfield, United Kingdom

Enthralling ! Chilling ! Exciting from start to finish, a must see

Reviewed on 11 June 2019 by , Feltham, United Kingdom


Excellent performance

Reviewed on 09 June 2019 by , Basildon, United Kingdom

Must see!!!Spine chilling!!

Was incredibly awesome. The theatre of 2 actors … but… the lights, sound and imagination made their role. The best horror ever!

Reviewed on 06 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Worth a look

Good actors who made the story interesting. Never seen the film before so had no idea what it was about. It was tense with the story line building and it did make you jump in a few places!

Reviewed on 04 June 2019 by , Atherstone, United Kingdom


Unfortunately was a bit disappointed took a long time to get started , & wasn’t as scary as I predicted it to be the theatre was really cramped and the seats were really uncomfortable, and during the first half of the production a woman had her bag stolen so word of warning don’t pit your bag on the floor

Reviewed on 02 June 2019 by , Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom


Truly compelling, with surprise and empathy.

Reviewed on 02 June 2019 by , Woodmancote, United Kingdom


The show was very scary and made us jump .

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by , Royston, United Kingdom

A MUST see

Absolutely loved it, was like a real life talking book, left parts up to your own imagination, I really enjoyed it. Acting was superb!

Reviewed on 31 May 2019 by , Longfield, United Kingdom

Innovating way of telling the story

Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom

Scary but one of us guessed the ending

Reviewed on 29 May 2019 by , Malden, United States Of America

Must watch

Amazing story, great acting and lightning work was amazing

Reviewed on 28 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 28 May 2019 by , Belmont, United Kingdom

Brilliant !

Acting brilliant throughout and loved the scary stuff too ! Made me and my son jump lots !

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Binfield, United Kingdom

An alternative to current shows

Thoroughly enjoyed the play - excellent use of costumes and clever use of minimal props. Needs to come with a seat warning for tall people. We paid for front row in the dress circle. The leg room was very squishy - not comfortable if you are over 5.5 foot unfortunately. Drinks pricey. White wine £9.50 a glass.

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Bilambil, Australia


Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by , Bangor, United Kingdom

A visual feast

Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Do not miss the woman in black

An upgraded seat was a real bonus yet the play stands highly for itself. I saw the movie but the play leads your imagination deeper into the story through the scenery on stage and most of thanks to the brilliant acting performances

Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by , Paris, France

Compelling Victorian ghost story

Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by , Fitchburg, United States Of America

An evening full of suspence and surprises

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Spine chilling

First Saw this show 30 years ago, took my teenage son tonight and it’s still brilliant. Definitely didn’t disappoint.

Reviewed on 09 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by , Ticehurst, United Kingdom

Not my cup of tea.

Rather childish and old fashioned.

Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by , Selfoss, Iceland

Suspenseful to the end

Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by , Weichs, Germany

Incredible talent of just two actors.

Wouldn’t recommend it for junior school groups

Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by , Kidlington, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by , Parkwood, Australia

A Play Within a Play!

This is my new favorite play, hands down. The Woman in Black adapts the novel perfectly; the tale, now a screenplay, it acted out by the victim of the ghost and an enthusiastic theatre coach in a haunting performance that gradually consumes their reality. The old man, resigned to face his demons, takes on the supporting roles in a humorous, but emotional, way as he finds excitement in this play. Meanwhile, our acting coach takes on the identity of his student in his younger days, reliving the traumatic experience that scarred him for a lifetime. The acting was phenomenal, with both actors playing their 'real life' roles acting as the characters from the ghost story. I reccomend sitting clsoe to the stage to get a good look at their facial expressions, as there are several scenes that rely heavily on nonverbal dialogue. Also, if you are short, try the aisle....unless you scare easily; the Woman in Black, among others, takes to strolling the aisle throughout the performance, so you're in for a fright when she slips past. There are several loud noises, including a Nazgul worthy scream and the sound of a child drowning, not to mention nearly two hours of suspense and jump scares. prepare to be startled and disturbed, and you'll be in for a treat. Both actors create a compelling retelling of the story, and interact with the audience so thoroughly that you become a part of the cast... and by extension, another victim of the curse.

Reviewed on 03 May 2019 by , Rock City Falls, United States Of America


Reviewed on 29 April 2019 by , Stanmore, United Kingdom

Very good

I didn’t like the fog that was sent to the audience. It would have made the same effect if they had just kept it at the stage area.

Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Great alternative to the standard West End show

Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by , Sunningdale, United Kingdom

Great show with scary surprises

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by , Wickford, United Kingdom

Loved it

Excellent show. Best thing I have seen since I got to London

Reviewed on 24 April 2019 by , Ocean Grove, Australia


Sorry. I totally fell asleep ands it was not scary or even amusing. I feel like someone lied to me.

Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by , Dallas, United States Of America


Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by , Burton-on-trent, United Kingdom

Perfect for a chilling evening of entertainment.

Amazing show, Perfect for thrill seekers and horror lovers. Wouldn't recommend for younger audiences. Chilling and clever narrative structure. It’s a must see.

Reviewed on 16 April 2019 by , Amesbury, United Kingdom

Chills throughout

Superbly creative, fantastic acting- some of the best I’ve seen on any stage. Laugh out loud moments and more jumps than I imagined. Excellent.

Reviewed on 14 April 2019 by , Stourbridge, United Kingdom


Excellent go see !!!

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by , Carshalton, United Kingdom

Total bore

Very boring. Wanted to leave, understood the plot but just wasn’t engaged.

Reviewed on 12 April 2019 by , Wembley, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyable

Bit precarious getting to the seats, but not disappointed, excellent view. Have seen this show twice before many years ago but definitely stands the test of time.

Reviewed on 11 April 2019 by , Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Absolutely fantastic show

Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Creative and spine tingling

Great acting you get pulled in to the story.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by , Warwick, United Kingdom

Spooky with added humour, a very good experience

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by , Chipping Norton, United Kingdom

Theatre at its best.. Thought provoking brilliant acting

This experience makes you feel, hear, see and anticipate. The actors draw you into their world and their story is enthralling. A great piece of work.

Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by , Kings Lynn, United Kingdom

Good storyline

I didn’t no what to expect. Keeps you feeling what’s going to happen next brilliant

Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by , Loughton, United Kingdom

best two man show

Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by , Swansea, United Kingdom

made Susan Hill's story even better!

Reviewed on 23 March 2019 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

A bit scary but great

Reviewed on 16 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


Loved loved loved the show. I was gripped from the beginning with fantastic story telling and fabulous actors. I cannot recommend it enough.

Reviewed on 16 March 2019 by , North Shields, United Kingdom

To do when in london

Reviewed on 15 March 2019 by , Kessel-lo, Belgium

3rd time seeing this amazing play

Thoroughly enjoyed the difference Richard brought to the performance. Although each time I have seen the play I have enjoyed it immensely. But this last time has been particularly good.

Reviewed on 14 March 2019 by , Dover, United Kingdom

Afternoon show

The start was a bit slow and not very exciting, if you stayed for the second half it was worth it.

Reviewed on 11 March 2019 by , Camberley, United Kingdom

Great fun and creepy!

This is an excellent show. A small theatre and a cast of just three but so well acted. Really enjoyed the evening.

Reviewed on 10 March 2019 by , Woodford Green, United Kingdom


From start to finish the actors pulled you into the story and I felt part of the story, with minimal props and imagination. Enjoyed by both me and my fiancé

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by , Bedford, United Kingdom


Poper spooky!

Reviewed on 08 March 2019 by , Woodford, United Kingdom


Disapointing. Very hard to hear older actor therefore hard to understand the story. Will stick to musicals

Reviewed on 06 March 2019 by , Newent, United Kingdom

Great acting

Reviewed on 05 March 2019 by , Rush, Ireland


I thought it was off story for a while it went on a bit at the start and I wondered if I was watching the women in black .the 2nd half was a little better but the 2 actors were very good

Reviewed on 04 March 2019 by , Slough, United Kingdom


This is a great play, with a fantastic story line, the actors were fabulous and beware there’s a few scenes where you will jump out of your seat 😳...would definitely recommend.

Reviewed on 03 March 2019 by , Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

Excellent acting

Arrived early to pick up tickets went very smoothly .The bar area was very small not many seats and could get very busy / crowded .When seated noticed you could order items which the staff brought to you in a paper handled bag good idea. Stage view was very good.There was not many props on stage but how the actors utilize them through the story was excellent.Sound effects were good which some made me jump.Very good story was told by the two actors. Show was two hours including a interval. Women in black was played well throughout. You have to use your imagination when the actors are telling the story.

Reviewed on 03 March 2019 by , Cheshunt, United Kingdom

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