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The Woman in Black

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4.4/5 - based on 1969 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 26 September 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, 26 September 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
today15th Oct 2019 3:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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today15th Oct 2019 8:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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tomorrow16th Oct 2019 8:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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Thursday17th Oct 2019 3:00pm

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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Thursday17th Oct 2019 8:00pm

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Friday18th Oct 2019 8:00pm

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The Woman in Black reviews

4.4 out of 5 based on 1969 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
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Recommended for:

Anyone (49%)
Families (53%)
Teenagers (70%)
Couples (80%)
Theatregoers (89%)
Latest customer reviews
Rohini
Exceptional performance

I have seen the woman in black before with a different climax. That was scarier but this performance was great too. 30 years and counting. Best of luck!

Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by , Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Alicia

A brilliant show. Well acted, superbly executed and an absolute must see for anyone that enjoys a great story!

Reviewed on 11 October 2019 by , Bath, United Kingdom

Charles
Best scare ever

Reviewed on 02 October 2019 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Becky
Still shaking

Much to the amusement of my daughter and mother, I found this experience to be genuinely unnerving. Wishing I had taken a comfort blanket with me!!!!

Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Benfleet, United Kingdom

Paul
Fantastic!

Having seen the film I booked this for my wife’s Birthday knowing she loved the film version. Absolutely brilliant, the acting was first class and the time flew past as we, like the rest of the audience were totally engaged with the performance. Brilliant acting, well delivered and we would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed on 29 September 2019 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom

Jake
Thrilling show

Great show, wonderful acting and definitely made e everyone turn their back regularly...only people that have seen it will know what this means. Highly recommended@

Reviewed on 29 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Alexios
Extraordinary acting

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by , Drama, Greece

Amanda
Imaginitive

Absolute amazing performance by two brilliant actors

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by , Tallaght, Ireland

Susan
Excellent atmospheric performance with minimum props...

Reviewed on 26 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Tracy
Evening of fabulous theatre and acting

Reviewed on 26 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Cristian
Excelente performance!

Reviewed on 25 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Michael
Great

Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by , Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Bhairavi
Great play for all (except kids ofc!)

Reviewed on 18 September 2019 by , Harrow, United Kingdom

Tye

Great show and great acting. Disappointed with the audience - full classes of school children laughing throughout what should be a scary performance. Constructive feedback; too much time spent on the intro.

Reviewed on 17 September 2019 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Sara
Fantastic!

Reviewed on 17 September 2019 by , Condover, United Kingdom

Hannah
Old fashioned story telling.

Really clever and well put together. Actors were great, really enjoyed it.

Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by , High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Mark
A fantastic experience

We really enjoyed “The Woman in Black”. The acting was top notch and the storyline really captivated us. The spooky moments added to the overall experience.

Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by , Merseyside, United Kingdom

Katie
Woman in black

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Bedford, United Kingdom

Alessandra
A must see!

Reviewed on 13 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Orna
My expectations has fallen....

The first act was boring, no microphone so you can't hear properly. Only to actors that change characters.. hard to follow especially if you are not an English native speaker. The only action in the play was the scary parts and even then I felt that all the screaming were exaggerated! All my family fell asleep.. Waste of time and money as a tourist

Reviewed on 11 September 2019 by , Beer Yaacov, Israel

Ross
My daughter (13) loved this show

Reviewed on 08 September 2019 by , Buntingford, United Kingdom

Evelyn
Outstanding

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , Kobble Creek, Australia

Kuljit
A MUST SEE!!

Reviewed on 05 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Nicholas
Theatregoer beware, you’re in for a scare.

Wonderful play and story for any and all, especially those who like the occasional scare, hairs on your arm standing and chilling sensation down your spine.

Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

Rachelle
Clever old style thriller

In the true style if a thriller, this clever production manages to capture your imagination with minimal cast, staging and effects. Slow to setup, the second act literally had audience gasping and shrieking. Enjoy!

Reviewed on 01 September 2019 by , Hunters Hill, Australia

Sandra
Good old fashioned ghost story

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Steven
Brilliant must see

Reviewed on 30 August 2019 by , Gravesend, United Kingdom

Tina
Performance Outstanding

We had seen the show on tour in our local theatre and thought it was brilliant. The acting was outstanding, allowing you to us your imagination. The actors brought the story to life, with humour and emotion. I cannot praise the actors enough they were brilliant. The staging was so atmospheric which added to the tension and suspense. The theatre is small and felt you had your own private showing. I recommend highly.

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Canterbury, United Kingdom

Mandy
Excellent

Thoroughly enjoyed the show. I had heard that this play was very scary, my daughter clung to my arm like a limpet throughout but I didn’t find it scary other than it made you jump a few times. Great acting and very clever in the way it was presented ie one actor playing several roles although I did get confused a couple of times as to whether we were in the past or the present day. Wouldn’t recommend for anybody under about 15.

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Grimsby, United Kingdom

Montserrat
Spooky and funny

Although this is a spooky story, it has funny moments. The story is very well told and performed.

Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by , Cheam, United Kingdom

Miss
A real performance

Not sure what to expect at first, but was honestly one of the best shows we've been to. Credit to the two actors for showing what could be done with a few props and dramatic lighting. Really well told story. 10/10 well done. (Btw there was no music, hence the score)

Reviewed on 21 August 2019 by , Bacup, United Kingdom

Martin
Creative

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

simon

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

Reviewed on 18 August 2019 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Jean
Excellent performances.

Reviewed on 17 August 2019 by , Bexley, United Kingdom

Govinder
Great acting!

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

Marco
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

Ben
Average.

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

christopher
Very entertaining

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , Erith, United Kingdom

cedric
Suspenseful

A great story which has some great twists and turns

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , Gravesend, United Kingdom

Graham
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

Sunil

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

Steve
Goodbirthday treat

Reviewed on 04 August 2019 by , Worksop, United Kingdom

Maryam
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

Dawn
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

William
Fun story and a clever concept based on the classic book

Reviewed on 30 July 2019 by , Asker, Norway

Manvir
Not your average show. Definitely recommend!

Reviewed on 29 July 2019 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Amanda
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

Pauline
Brilliant

The actors were fantastic, loved the entire performance

Reviewed on 28 July 2019 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

Shirley
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

LYNDSEY
Boring

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

Emily
easy to follow funny but on the edge of your seat

Reviewed on 19 July 2019 by , Bridgwater, United Kingdom

LORRAINE
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

Harry
Amazing

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

Claire
Screamingly good

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

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

James
Brilliant actors, great show!

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , Calne, United Kingdom

Victoria
Breath-takingly brilliant!!

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Lucy
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

Linda
Chilling!

Reviewed on 05 July 2019 by , Asker, Norway

Blessing
Don't take anyone under 13

Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Katherine
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

Aroa
Excellent actors

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Annette
A great show, very well acted

Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by , Darwin, Australia

Heshawa
Beautifully done

Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by , Watford, United Kingdom

Barbara
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

James
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

Amber
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

Lena
Amazing and scary!

A must see show. Better then the movie.

Reviewed on 22 June 2019 by , Borkenes, Norway

Erin
Wonderful

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

Rio
Fantastic!

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

Paul
Could watch time and time again

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by , Kidderminster, United Kingdom

andrew
Atmospheric

Excellent all round entertainment

Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Marlee

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

iain
Excellent

Reviewed on 12 June 2019 by , Hatfield, United Kingdom

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

Reviewed on 11 June 2019 by , Feltham, United Kingdom

Susan
Excellent

Excellent performance

Reviewed on 09 June 2019 by , Basildon, United Kingdom

Maria
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

Kathryn
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

Kylie
Boring

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

Simon
Powerful

Truly compelling, with surprise and empathy.

Reviewed on 02 June 2019 by , Woodmancote, United Kingdom

Eira
Scarey

The show was very scary and made us jump .

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by , Royston, United Kingdom

Melanie
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

Anne-Marie
Innovating way of telling the story

Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom

Vicki
Scary but one of us guessed the ending

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

Dmitri
Must watch

Amazing story, great acting and lightning work was amazing

Reviewed on 28 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Lynn
Thrilling

Reviewed on 28 May 2019 by , Belmont, United Kingdom

Neil
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

Megan
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

Clare
Scary!

Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by , Bangor, United Kingdom

Ben
A visual feast

Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Christophe
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

Cristopher
Compelling Victorian ghost story

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

Caroline
An evening full of suspence and surprises

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Lavinia
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

Avie
Brilliant!!!

Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by , Ticehurst, United Kingdom

Ómar
Not my cup of tea.

Rather childish and old fashioned.

Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by , Selfoss, Iceland

Michael
Suspenseful to the end

Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by , Weichs, Germany

Caroline
Incredible talent of just two actors.

Wouldn’t recommend it for junior school groups

Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by , Kidlington, United Kingdom

Lesa
Interesting

Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by , Parkwood, Australia

Amelia
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

Janine
Creative

Reviewed on 29 April 2019 by , Stanmore, United Kingdom

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