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 1507 reviews

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Booking until: Saturday, 26 January 2019

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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, 26 January 2019

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

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Teenagers:
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based on 1507 reviews

Gripping

Excellent show, sit back, relax and submerge yourself in the story.


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Amazing use of cast

With only three actors to tell a story as detailed is a masterpiece in itself. Full of scares and dark moments it is a great production.


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A must see

Amazing


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creepy gothic ghost story

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Excellent drama

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Not for us

Left theatre at interval much too slow


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Great time

I was amazed that the show was only 2 actors however it worked. The enthusiasm was amazing and I would thoroughly recommend. The only downside is the first 30 mins, i didn't really follow the plotline as 2 drunks in front row seats were causing a disturbance. However they were eventually removed by security. The actors didn't let this distract them and stayed in character.


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Super entertaining

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Must see- amazing!

I didn't think that I would enjoy a theatre showing of the woman in black so much. Even though I'd seen the movie this production tells the story in such a new and exiting way. AMAZING acting by both of the male actors on stage. Didn't think a lady in a cloak would ever make me jump so much!


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Was really unique and captivating


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One to watch

Great show. Well executed with basically 2 actors.b


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Enjoyable experience

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Loved it

Sit back and let your imagination run wild.


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Cool

It is great play performed by very talented actors, we enjoyed seeing and feeling them emotions as they perform. Story line is interesting and well known for centuries, but the actors are the ones who make it special! My advice - go and see the show!


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Amazing!

This is my absolute favourite show to watch at the theatre and was the first time I'd been able to see it in the west end! I was definitely not disappointed, the actors were absolutely superb. I took my cousin who has never seen it before and she absolutely loved it too, will definitely be going again when I have someone new to take!


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Amazing story, so creative

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Exciting!

The two actors worked incredibly well together, i was on the edge of my seat from start to finish


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A clever adaptation to stage

A fantastic show! Minimal props come to life alongside spell binding performances by just 2 actors. The small stage setting is cleverly navigated with special effects to help create a humorous, nervous and chilling production. Highly recommend.


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Enjoyable evening

Really enjoyable evening. Enjoyed the performance but had been told this play in particular was really spooky, so went in having been warned by my sons to not scream & embarrass them but I really didn't find it that frightening! Perhaps because we were upstairs in Dress Circle there was less atmosphere? The teenage girls in front of me jumped & screamed at everything though so must have worked for them! I was just bit disappointed that it didn't work for me ......


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Fabulous entertainment

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Absolutely brilliant - the acting and setting draws you into the story - I would definately see it again

There are oficially only two actors in this show and their performance draws you into the story - we thoroughly enjoyed the whole show and although I am not a great fan of ghost stories mainly because I am a bit of a coward It was brilliant.


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Perfect Halloween Spookiness

Sooo scary, be prepared to be properly spooked! I wasn't sure what it was going to be like as a stage play (haven't seen movie but know basic plot online) Brilliant acting, nowhere to hide when there is just 2 cast members and a ghost! Would highly recommend if you like classic horror with plenty of suspense and drama but not too much gore.


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Spooky show with fantastic acting

Great story! Even though it's slow in the beginning, stick with it because the second half is amazing! Spooky, eerie and will leave you with chills. The acting was superb


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Outstanding

This show was fantastic as I was able to follow from beginning to end. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a bit of mystery and horror. Seats were great saw everything.


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A lovely piece of storytelling

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Amazing!! Not what was expected

This show exceeded my expectations, the acting was so good it really felt real. I was taking my mum as a surprise for he birthday the following week and she loved it. This is what you call 'real theatre' and how it should be done.


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Scary

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Enjoyable Halloween outing

Very enjoyable good story and kept me captivated for the whole performance despite the small cast


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A little disappointing

Wish it was a bit more like the film and not just 3 actors


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Intense exciting suspenseful

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Utterly boring

This is the worst show I have ever seen & can not believe it has been running in London for so long. I was so bored I fell asleep


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Great experience

I took my children (aged 13 and 11) as they love the movie version. I didn't know what they'd think as the stage version is obviously quite different. They LOVED it


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An exercise in atmosphere.

At first the play seemed a little hokey. There are only two actors and the sets were created with sound effects and reusing the general 'stuff' on the stage but as the story began to take over, the atmosphere built. Using very simple stage techniques the mood took over. We were gripped, dreading sound effects, jumping at light changes and nervous when the smoke started to come.


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Brilliant thriller

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A masterpiece

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Won’t recomend to anyone

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Makes you jump in your seat!

Brilliant, atmospheric play suitable for families with children 12 years upwards


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A must see

This was the second time I have seen this show and loved it more than the first. It captivates you like no other show just through the telling of the story and is so clever how it sucks you in. Best show I have seen!


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Unfortunately it was one of the worst theatre productions I’ve been to. Very boring watching only two people on stage, hardly any changes in the backdrops. Hardly saw ‘woman in black’ Overall I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.


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Excellent performances by the 2 main actors. I jumped with fright a few times (as expected and planned). A 2h play, straight without a break. Totally recommend it!


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Imaginative

This theatre is small and has a homely feel to it. Queue for the ladies toilet was long as only two tiny ones. Really enjoyed the show, raw acting and very compelling. No interval so be prepared for that. Was on Row F in the stalls, great view.


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A theatrical and clever thriller

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Edge of your seat

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Scary

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Excellent entertainment

I really felt the actors portrayed the terror while also injesting some humour . My son is 12 and had read the book but really loved the play .whoever thought of only two actors was so clever it made the story come to life !


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A good old yarn

Good old fashioned “Sherlock Holmes” type ghost story, well acted, the stamina of the two actors is to be admired


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Those guys can act!

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Boring

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Excruciating

This theater needs to oil its seats, MY GOD. The squeaking of every chair throughout the two hours was so distracting. The actors acquit themselves admirably. The plot is thin and boring. The 'thriller' element is just the same audio track being played over and over at different moments so as to elicit screams from the audience. It's cheap and it's boring.


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it was very cleverly done. really enjoyed it


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Must see

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Wonderful, Absolutely Wonderful.

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Good night out

Got our tickets on the day stalls H11-12 Great view, great show - maybe most of the audience should be on Valium with the screaming and at times histrionics but it was very entertaining and worth the price.


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Classic horror

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Well worth going to see

Fantastic show. Good story. Good acting and stage. Definitely go and see it again.


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The best ghost story you will ever hear.

My hubby and I have seen 'women in black' several times now. However, this time we took our two boys, age 13yrs and 15yrs, as I thought they were at a good age to enjoy it.... they really did! Personally, I wouldn't have taken them much younger as I think it could have given them nightmares. It was wonderfully acted, and very engaging from beginning to end. It is incredible what can be achieved by two men and a wicker basket! Simply story telling at its best. Thanks


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Unexpected tale

Less a horror story, more a vehicle for the imagination to exercise full reign


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Great

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Thrilling!

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Tense

Amazing edge of your seat stuff


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Lovely theatre and great production.


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Dissatisfied

The hype does not live up to expectations


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An intimate and ghostly evening

This is a delightful, intimate and quirky theatre which lends itself well to the story of The Woman in Black. It exudes an ambience of by-gone days which compliments the atmosphere created in the play, very well. The acting was a superb tour de force on the parts of the two actors, upon whom the entire momentum of the story rests. Initially, this momentum faltered, due to the play within a play device, and my teenager struggled a little with it. However, as the play progressed, the audience forgot this artifice and the boundaries of this frightening tale became blurred. With minimal props, clever staging and bags of foreboding, there are truly chilling moments.


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Very enjoyable

The theatre is so quaint you couldn't fail to see the stage. Although I did notice people in the boxes having to lean forward to see at times.


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Women in black

Was an amazing show can not wait to go again. The actors were amazing and the lighting and effects really topped it off for a good jump.


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A truly fantastic play

World class acting, It's a shame the ushers could keep a handle on some idiots in the theatre though, multiple people on phones or getting up to use the toilet disturbing the ambiance and unfortunately too many young teenagers giggling constantly etc


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Introduce your kids to the theatre.

Lots of fun with an unremarkable script. Actors engaged and quite good. But it’s supposed to be a scary story which usually means you should worry about what happens to the protagonist, but I never did.


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Amazing

Great actors.


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A great piece of theater

Starts out rather slow (establishing the characters) and I thought the restless Danish teenagers around me would distract me, but it was excellently acted, and well written.


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Wonderfully scary

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Clever adaptation of the story. Different.


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Good suspense

Acting was excellent, not quite as scary as expected but great story and very suspenseful, would recommend this play to everyone


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Spectacular!!

What a twist! Such a clever script, it followed seamlessly. Acting was superb!


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Entertaining

This is the second time I've been. The first time was 18 years ago. What would definitely make this more scary would be to have the ghost attack Mr kipps in the bedroom. I can't quite understand the begining actors showing how to act but it's still enjoyable.


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Makes you jump!!

Brilliant acting in a mainly 2 actor piece. Spooky in places and certainly made me jump! Would go again as enjoyed it so much.


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exciting a bit frightening.Choose seats carefully.

We had been recommended to see this show and enjoyed it apart from our bad seats.


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Slow but clever

The show was very slow to begin... Indeed the pace was so low that we started to think it's not worth our time... But it picks up gradually... Although the lighting and the stage decor is not that special... performers have made the best attempt to give their best to every small detail till the end... The show is for 1hr 45 min without any break...so please carry water and refreshments before u take the seats.


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Not bad

I did not like the show very much, it was long period of time talking, les actions, the whole play depends on two actors only, it should be at least four, i thought it was scary, however half of the time the audience were laughing, boring for children and teens, good for people who are interested in theater play.


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thrilling

It kept us on our toes from the beginning to the end. Only one little fault - not with the actual show but the seats in the dress circle had very little leg room - worse than on a plane.


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Fun for a jump

I like jumping at scary moments. This did that a bit.


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Enthralling

Simple and effective


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Different

Not the sort of thing we usually go to, but actually enjoyed the play very much.


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Wonderfully done...truly talented actors

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Fortune Theatre
Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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  • Air conditioned
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  • Infrared hearing loop
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  • Capacity: 440
  • Year built: 1924

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