Fortune Theatre

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

The Woman in Black
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The Woman in Black Tickets

4.3/5
based on 1407 reviews

Fortune Theatre

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Booking from: Thursday, 1 June 1989

Booking until: Saturday, 3 March 2018

Running time: 2 hours

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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.


Booking from:
Thursday, 1 June 1989

Booking until:
Saturday, 3 March 2018

Running time:
2 hours

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.

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Press Reviews

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

A truly nerve-shredding experience The Daily Mail

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

Customer Reviews

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Anyone:
49%
Families:
52%
Teenagers:
70%
Couples:
79%
Theatregoers:
89%

based on 1407 reviews

Great acting to a very good story

The start of the play seemed a little slow but now I understand why, it was to set the scene for story which followed. Fantastic acting from such a small cast, what a team!


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The story was well prestented

The two actors plus the woman in black did well at the telling of the story,


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amazing

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Creative

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Truly brilliant

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Very good must see

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Will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

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one scared teenager. ha ha ha.

Teenage son really likes theatre and acting, but increasingly difficult to impress. This really got to him, however. And - cough - to me. Wonderful, scary, creaky, creepy, playful and intelligent stuff.


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Amazing!

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Must see

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Snatch tickets from anyone who has them!

Great play! I loved the acting....still wondering who the woman in black is


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Excellent production, well acted

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Very enjoyable

This production is very well performed with some good stage techniques as well as a good cast. You need to think about what's going on to get the best from this, or you may join those who found it boring!


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A ghost story with a thrilling suspense

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Definitely recommend!

The show was brilliant! The props were simple but the actors knew what they were doing and it didn't take away from the show. Sitting on the front row of the dress circle, this was a brilliant view but the seats aren't the most spacious and knees were aching by the interval. Overall it was a great show which I'd definitely go and see again!


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Great story brought to life on the stage. Great acting.Full of suspense and thrills.


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Slow starter

The theatre was smaller than expected, our seats were at the dress circle and these were good seats but not much leg room. The start of the show was slow and boring but once into the show it started to get good, a few jumpy bits to watch out for but overall the woman in black was good. There was however only 3 actors through out the whole show.


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Really enjoyed

We like musicals and haven't seen many plays .We all enjoyed this so much.The acting was amazing the story was so good and from the start had us compelled. So glad I didn't take on board some of the TripAdvisor comments. My kids are 15 and 19 and both loved it. The theatre is small but adds to the suspense.


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SHIT THE BED GOOD

Listen. Amazing. Everyone needs to go see it RIGHT NOW.....RIIIIGHT NOWWWW. The two guys were feckin brill all those accents oh man had me gripping my gotdamn seat!!!!! LOVE EH.


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Captivating chilling and compelling

Great show and the simplicity of the stage reinforced the quality of the acting. We were transported into their world.


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Excellent

Every good show


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Great Approach to Staging a Classic Ghost Story

Cleverly staged and acted. Do see this show.


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Brilliant

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Dissapointing

The actors tripped over their lines, and once the Woman in Black was visible, it was no longer scary. Also worth noting that the audience were shocking. There was lots of talking, a phone range, and people were slurping and chewing (suggest the theatre stops selling sweets in crinkly plastic jars which are extremely noisy).


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Atmospheric

The play was a brilliant two hander, if you exclude the Woman in Black that is. Great use of sound and lighting. However a real dog would have worked better. The theatre could do with a refurbushment though.


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Great drama full of mystery and intrigue.

The theatre is small, all seats are able to see the stage very well. The toilet room is very small, a large person would have difficult maneuvering in the small space.


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Spine Tingling Suspense!

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Scary with a twist of humor!

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Very different and clever show.

We didn't quite know what to expect but found the play well devised and very well acted. Only one negative. Row A - far too cramped. Really uncomfortable to sit in as no leg room and odd angle to watch the stage.


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Brilliant

Loved the show. Superb acting. Captivating till the end. Enjoyed immensely.


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Entertaining!

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A must see

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Scary but discriptive

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Haunting

The actors were able to build suspense gear and trepdation with their performances in sync with set, sounds and lighting. Very clever. I was very happy to have ny seat upgraded to D11 in stalls. Very good seat. Thankyou


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Favourite theatre production ever!

This show is absolutely amazing. A fitting tribute to the novel and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Incredible performance from the two actors and brought the story to life. Scenes where the woman in black appears are incredibly chilling and make you jump out of your skin! This show makes your spine tingle and is thoroughly recommended. Favourite theatre production of all time. It's a must see!


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A bit slow

The show is slow to start and my family was a bit disappointed but the second half picks up and all in all I would say it was average.


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On the edge of my seat the whole time !

It was amazing and the acting omg ! I was on the edge of my seat the whole show!! Some good jumps ! Would 100% recommend!


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Who thought a play could be scary

Simply fantastic show, never though a play could make an audience jump and scream, 10/10


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Spooky

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Gripping and entertaining

I was a real theatre sceptic..... until I saw this! A fantastic take on the story. The atmosphere created by the 'two' actors was finominal. Best Ng such close proximity to the stage really helped. The lighting effect added to the tension the actors created. Be prepared to jump out your seat from time to time!


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A good night out

Tickets pricey- even though lots of empty seats


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Engaging throughout

Good show, really enjoyed it. Visitors should know it's a small theatre which is great for seeing detailed expressions. Would definitely recommend it.


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If you want a change from feel good musicals, and enjoy a bit of tension, edge of your seat stuff and being being frightened out of your wits, then this is just what you're looking for. The acting is brilliant!


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A Must see Ghost Story

The story is so differently put from the film. The acting was first class and funny at stages. It had me on edge of my seat. Brilliant. Thank you


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Very entertaining and varied really enjoyable

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engaging, creative, simple

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A must see!

Good story, great acting. Would go again.


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Terrifying, but soooo good!

I loved how intense and dramatic it was. The two actors were amazing at making it seem real. The lighting and sound effects (what I rated as music) also added to the atmosphere perfectly. It was amazing.


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Terrifyingly brilliant

Second time seeing the show, this time with my partner and it was his first time at a theatre ever and he loved it! Such an amazing experience!


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Small theatre and toilets tiny but forget all that as the acting and affects are amazing! Great alternative if a musical not for you.


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Excellent show!

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Clever, compelling and really good fun.

An excellent Way to present the story. Two actors really held the audiences attention, they were amazing! There were a couple of really spooky moments where everybody jumped and then laughed at themselves and a nice little twist at the end.


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Garbage

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Brilliantly performed , edgy but needed to be more scary :-)


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Very good

Very dark and eerie . Thrilling and imaginative really enjoyed it .


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Enjoyable

Very engaging for a show with only 2 cast members (3 including the woman in black). This was my first show and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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Thought provoking

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Clever Story Telling

Great production making you use your imagination as every great ghost story should. Very cleverly done!


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Wasn't my cuppa of tea

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Very exciting and brilliantly acted

Be prepared to jump in shock


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Shit

Never again. Wouldn't even recommend this show to my worst enemy


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She's certainly freightening

The story withheld importance for me throughout, and the set was enticing with surprises throughout. The lighting had an immense effect on us as an audience, evoking tension and provoking unintentional fear within myself as I would be looking out at the shadows and around the set for the woman in black to show an appearance a lot of the time. Well worth the money.


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Creative take on gothic horror

Both my wife and I read Susan Hill's book in the 80s and enjoyed it. I guess careers and families had got in the way of us coming to see the show until now. The Fortune Theatre is a tiny, shabby-chic gem of a venue, with limited facilities made up for by the attentive staff. The play itself is a delightful, imaginative and streamlined way of telling the story with great impact, helped along with the energy and panache of The Actor neatly offsetting the stumbling diffidence of Arthur Cripps. I love that we need to use our imaginations and love the shocks along the way. Well done on keeping it fresh for so many decades.


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Lots of fun, with talented cast

Wouldn't consider the show as 'terrifying' as I had heard from other reviews, but still lots of jumpy parts and a great, eerie atmosphere. Great storyline and also funny in some parts. Very talented actors, I would definitely recommend this show to others!


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Good, but not great!

Me and my partner were very excited to see the show as we had read lots of reviews. We appreciate the art of theatre acting and the effort that has gone into the show however we were left a little underwhelmed. We think it would be very appreciated by hardcore theatre goers, but for the general public not so much. The actors were good, amusing and clearly passionate but there were few frightening parts and the first half dragged a little. We were expecting a more gripping story, more jumpy moments, more tension and a little more production value whereas we experienced a show that needed the viewer to imagine almost everything. Appreciated the show for what it was, but wouldn't go again.


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phenominal

Really cool production, so engaging, and exciting. Loved it.


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Brilliant

This was a truly great evening would recommend


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Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
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Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 440
  • Year built: 1924

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