Fortune Theatre

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

The Woman in Black
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The Woman in Black Tickets

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Booking until: Saturday, 28 March 2020

Running time: 2 Hours (with a 15 min interval)

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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. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time in the performance.


Booking until:
Saturday, 28 March 2020

Running time:
2 Hours (with a 15 min interval)

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 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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Anyone
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Families
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Teenagers
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Couples
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based on 1845 reviews

A visual feast

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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


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Compelling Victorian ghost story

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An evening full of suspence and surprises

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Spine chilling

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


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Brilliant!!!

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Not my cup of tea.

Rather childish and old fashioned.


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Suspenseful to the end

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Incredible talent of just two actors.

Wouldn’t recommend it for junior school groups


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Interesting

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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.


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Creative

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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.


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Great alternative to the standard West End show

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Great show with scary surprises

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Loved it

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


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Boring

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


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Spooky

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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.


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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.


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Chris

Excellent go see !!!


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Total bore

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


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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.


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Absolutely fantastic show

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Creative and spine tingling

Great acting you get pulled in to the story.


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Spooky with added humour, a very good experience

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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.


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Good storyline

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


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best two man show

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made Susan Hill's story even better!

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A bit scary but great

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Spookyacular

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


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To do when in london

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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.


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Afternoon show

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


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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.


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Engaging

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


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fab

Poper spooky!


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Boring

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


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Great acting

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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


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Spooky

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.


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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.


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Tremendous & Gripping

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very spooky

story was very well portrayed for a small stage. atmosphere was good. staff were polite and friendly.


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Great acting

This show was very cleverly put together. With only two actors and a very occasional woman in black, it was fascinating how the story unfolded and the actors translated their emotions to the audience.


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Outstanding production - full of scares and surprises


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Very well done!!

We were right the the back of the dress theatre but could see very well. The show was very well put together. Prepare yourself to jump once or twice!!


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Excellent show - awful seats because of lack of legroom

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Entertaining, professional and spooky.

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Legendary act- must see!

This amazing act of Susan Hill’s breathtakingly creepy novel is perfectly performed by the three talented actors and not only displays the story almost perfectly but makes the eerie scene of Eel Marsh feel real, this is all around a must see show!


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Dramatic and Powerful.

I loved this show. A few jumpy scenes. The actors were brilliant, humorous and very powerful,


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Fantastic performance

We all extremely enjoyed this show and are amazed that just two actors could portray the whole story so well. Recommend.


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Edge of your seat …Let your imagination run wild

A blood chilling thriller that does the original book justice. A fabulous portrayal, acting and setting that draws you in and sends shivers across the Audience. A must see


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Thrilling trip

From start to finish you’re on edge, The Woman in Black is an extremely fresh and exciting take on theatrical horror. For being a lover of scary movies and all things creepy, I never expected to get scarred from a play. How wrong I was. I felt like I was in a real life horror film and with out the luxury of pausing it when things get too scary, I was shook to the core. The ending not only leaves you uneasy and wanting more but also unbelievingly frightened. Word of advice for future people seeing this: get a night light!


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Such a good show

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We loved it

Myself and my teenage son totally loved this show, just brilliant!


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Jumpy

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Enjoyable show

We all enjoyed the show. Fabulous acting, really got into the story


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Very creative

The way they portrayed The Woman in Black, especially with her not being in the programme was excellent


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Cleverly done and still packs a punch!

Probably now a familiar story from the film for many, but still manages to surprise. Very cleverly acted and staged. Full theatre for matinee.


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Great production and acting


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A must watch

Let’s start by saying that my ticket was upgraded, and that made my day instantly. I had the chance to sit 3 rows away from the main stage. The venue was narrow yet cozy. Big applause to the actors who were able to create such a captivating atmosphere with the aid of a couple of lights and props. I still cannot believe how breathtaking their performance has been. At the end of the show I was tempted to walk back and buy another ticket. Not so bad for a Valentine’s Day solo theatrical date!


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Fantastic,

Fantastic setting and acting. Super jumpy, gives you goosebumps! Highly recommend seeing it for yourself!


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Boring and very confusing

Reminded me of a school play. Confusing and very boring. Knew the story but still not worth staying for. Left half way through. Love using imagination so that was not the issue. Just a very boring way to present this story.


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Riveting!

Loved thee show, really set the atmosphere with the story and lighting! Considering it was only two actors on stage for the whole performance, was real edge of your seat moments.


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Great for people who love theatre and thriller combined!

Impressed by the acting and the whole management especially since it’s not hard to do a thriller/horror show! Effects were good.


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A Fun Ghost Story

"Entertaining and 'Jumpy'" is the best description I can come up with to describe Woman in Black. When booking the tickets I was expecting more of a suspense thriller but was a little disappointed to discover it was more of a ghost story. It was, however, very well told with just two main characters and the occasional ghostly apparition doing exceptionally well to create the suspense and make the audience jump and laugh at the right places. It was also my first time in that theatre. Very cramped seating, not at all comfortable for anyone over 5'6".


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this show is a must see, amazing acting

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The actors, as expected, were phenomenal, creating moments of suspense and high tension alleviated with comedy. Unfortunately, many of those moments were ruined by the noise of the staff before the end of Act 1 and through the duration of Act 2 as they conversed. This adversely affected the professionalism of the performance and I felt we were watching a school production in which teachers were unsuccessful in attempts to keep children quiet in the wings. This was very disappointing.


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Absolutely gripping!

A must watch! Money well spent!


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Excellent ghost story

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Great Acting and Creativity

The acting was wonderful and so was the story. I really liked the way they focused it and switched things up a little. Definitely worth going!


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Scary

We had upper circle seats and a great view,no need to upgrade to dress circle seats,nice bar,toilets clean


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Amazing atmospheric storytelling

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Amazing

Best thing I’ve seen live


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2 actors on the stage ,it’s amazing how they learn the script,brilliantly well done

Brilliantly performed by the 2 actors,makes you believe you are there.


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Id seen it before and i was still terrified

It is so difficult to pull of humour in a thrilling story and they did it so wonderfully. The acting is brilliant, our seats were wonderful.


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Great acting

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Excellent if you can put up with the audience!

Excellent acting and atmosphere created well. This was occasionally spoilt by the popcorn eating, over screaming, going to the toilet mid play audience.


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Thrilling!

Treated my mum to this and it did not disappoint! Great actors, and jumpy in parts!


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I was disappointed. The book it is based on is full of atmosphere - a true gothic horror story. But I didn't feel that the show lived up to that. It felt like the storyline had needed to be padded out with all the extra bits about the older man wanting to perform his story but being being bad at acting etc. etc. which interrupted the suspense of the real story. This padding also gave reason for the other 'low budget' elements of the play - the fact that all the minor characters are played by the same person, and scenery and props are kept to a minimum. Though I don't think of myself as short on imagination, all these elements prevented me from really getting into the gothic element of the story, and the horror aspect instead relied on recorded screams and cheap gags to make you jump. This is nothing against the two actors who were excellent, but their performances notwithstanding, a disappointing production.


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Must see

It was different to what I normally see but in a good way. Even tho it was a two man show it was amazing. You get so drawn in and really get into the story and picturing it. It was brilliantly done and some jumpy parts that was so well done. The actors was unbelievable good. Well worth seeing.


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Amazing play considering small cast

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Excellent show. Actors were outstanding. Theatre is exquisite.


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A No Nonsense Quality Performance

Never underestimate the power, intelligence and imagination of an audiences mind. With 2 men and a simple story this play manages to effortlessly captivate the viewers with a production so skeletal it could give Jennet’s face a run for it’s money. Innovative, intelligent yet so incredibly simple, it leaves you thinking “is that all it takes to thrill an entire theatre?!” Yes it is. Keep up the good work.


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boring

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Great show

Never imagined it to be as good as it was. Great show really enjoyed it.


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Terrific

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Ordinary

Average story poor props but great acting


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Worth seeing

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Spine chillingly Superb

A fairly small theatre is the perfect venue for a perfect ghost story! Two wonderful actors performed magnificently and we couldn’t help but jump at certain times. Brilliant!


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Spooky

I really enjoyed! Really talented actors! Would watch again!


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Great show very atmospheric


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Go see its amazing

A wonderfully acted drama just 2 guys And the woman hold the stage for 2 hours it's a must see play you shouldn't miss.


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Boring

The show started on time but it was so boring it put me and the person beside me to sleep. We left during the intermission. Hate I wasted our money.


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A thrilling take on a classic horror story.

Be prepared to scream!


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Only slept twice

I have no idea how this show has managed to go on for 30 years, I found it dull and boring, no real set to speak of, the whole show is in need of updating with effects and some. I feel I not only waste £70 on two tickets but also wasted 2 hours of my life.


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Nan & Granddaughter

Excellent acting both actors were amazing. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. The lines they had to learn were phenomenal


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Fortune Theatre
Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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  • Capacity: 440
  • Year built: 1924

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