The Woman in Black Tickets
Booking until: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Running time: 2 Hours (with a 15 min interval)
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.
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.
Thursday, 1 June 1989
Saturday, 27 July 2019
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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|Valid Sat Eve performances until 26 Jan 2019..|
|Valid Tue-Thu until 26 Jan 2019.. Excludes 31 Oct 2017 & 14 Feb 2018.|
|Valid Tue-Sat Matinee until 26 Jan 2019.. Excludes 31 Oct 2017 and 14 Feb 2018..|
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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
What to expect:Acting:
based on 1618 reviews
Must see play. Excellent acting fantastic story
Andrew London Box Office customer
Lot to live up to
One of the very few shows that actually lives up to the hype. Fantastic
John London Box Office customer
This is the third time i've seen this performance in the past 15 years and I have to say it's still the best piece of theatre i've ever experienced in the West End or Broadway.
Michael London Box Office customer
Clever story and the ways it’s portrayed
Ryan London Box Office customer
Jumped out of my skin.
Excellent build of up tension, shame about some of the audience members around me who decided to ruin the plot during the interval however definitely go and see - perhaps would recommend booking the first tier so you have a good all over view of the show as we were at the front of stalls and some of our view was restricted.
Kirsty London Box Office customer
Atmospheric gripping horror
Susan London Box Office customer
Good acting but not scary
Enjoyed the acting but for me not too scary, thought there was a bit too much filler at the start and the pace was slow. The scares were silly but did find some bits a bit freaky. All in all not for me but some people might like it.
Dylan London Box Office customer
Amazing acting and really captive
Mark London Box Office customer
I am sure it would have been great but unfortunately we had to leave after 15 min as our daughter was very ill and had to rush home
Michelle London Box Office customer
Tense, thrilling, creepy
Great show. Superb acting to create such suspense and thrilling moments.
Shannon London Box Office customer
Scary and unique
I really enjoyed this show and liked how unique it was to have just a handful of actors who played there parts very well
Molly London Box Office customer
Very good performance and very enjoyable
Julie London Box Office customer
wonderfully scary experience
Elliot London Box Office customer
Brilliant performance, a must see!
Brilliant performance, such talented actors. Truly immersive, I highly recommend it.
Lucia London Box Office customer
definitely worth going to see
Andrew London Box Office customer
Brillant play, great actors who bring you deep in that story without more than their great acting skills
Yannick London Box Office customer
I have always enjoyed this show and decided to take my boyfriend for his first experience at theatre. Needless to say he wasn’t sure at first but when he sat down to watch he had a great time. He said he would go again for certain and recommend it to his family and friends. The plot line is fantastic and I probably won’t sleep for a week again now because the Woman in Black is not only brilliant but scary too!
Sally London Box Office customer
I LOVE THIS
This was my second time seeing this production, first time was around 6 years ago, and this time round I wanted to bring my other half as he hadn’t been to a theatre production before. It was phenomenal, we’ve already planned to come again after a year or two.
Nazifa London Box Office customer
Jan London Box Office customer
Atmospheric ghost story with a twist
Chris London Box Office customer
Tour dear force
Matthew London Box Office customer
Kirandeep London Box Office customer
Saw this show twenty years ago and then again last night. Great two new actors. The beginning bit where he pretends not to be able to act is a little tiresome, but is soon over and the colourful depiction of scene and drama through word, sound, but minimal props is quite excellent to behold. Lots of audiece members dropping bottles etc through the performance which was a bit distracting. Perhaps water bottles should be replaced with (plastic) cups instead!?
Ian London Box Office customer
Must see show for serious theater goers/ reviewers
Standard play that starts out slow for the first half hour. Speeds up and becomes interesting midway and to end. What impressed me was that the few actors managed to draw attention of audience for the whole show. Their acting was terrific and the sound effects added to the suspense/ horror themes explored. I enjoyed it but families with young children/ teenagers may find it slow. One has to think and pay attention to the actors to appreciate it. I recommend to anyone who wants a classic story with great acting.
Adnan London Box Office customer
Terrifying in such a good way!
Hazel London Box Office customer
Francesca London Box Office customer
Came with my daughter as it was the show she requested when offered a London theatre treat. Didn't know much about it until she gave me a quick resume of the book she'd been reading at school. Wasn't sure it was for me, but absolutely loved the whole experience. Excellent storytelling and effects, very impressive.
Catherine London Box Office customer
good traditional theatre
excellant immersive experience
Angela London Box Office customer
Atmospheric, jumpy but also humorous. Loved the piece of theatre.
Nicola London Box Office customer
Simple but engages your imagination!
Antoni London Box Office customer
Took a while to get going....bit confusing if we hadnt of seen them film.
Tracey London Box Office customer
It’s a great show a really good thriller. Not for the faint hearted though!
Denise London Box Office customer
A really fantastic show!
The show was amazing, and certainly didn't disappoint. Reviews from others claimed that it was terrifying and "on the edge of your seat" scary, and it was just that! The setting on stage was atmospheric, the woman in black herself was terrifying, it had me and my friend on the edge of our seats the entire time! The only crisicism I have, is that the seats we were sat in (A1 and A2) were extremely close to the front, and our knees were literally touching the stage. It was slightly uncomfortable, but didn't ruin the show for us! Overal, I'm looking forward to going to see the show a second time!
Emily London Box Office customer
I have waited 15 years to see this play and it was definitely worth the wait! The story was so cleverly interpreted and acted and in addition to making me jump out of my seat there were also points that made me laugh, out loud! The theatre is small, old and atmospheric which although this added to the 'theatre' of the play, the slight downside to this was that the toilets were also old and small/cramped and therefore the interval was spent queuing to use them.
Emma London Box Office customer
It's quite amazing what an atmosphere two really talented actors managed to create. Brilliant show. Definitely exceeded our expectations!
Cristina London Box Office customer
Complete waste of time and Money
If you want to waste your money and go to a dilapidated theatre that has no air circulation and sit in terribly uncomfortable seats for two hours and watch two people on stage with three props and no sound- this is your show. I have never been so hot, so bored, so dumbfounded as I was at this travesty. NOT scary (as billed) not suspenseful, not funny, not well acted NOT necessary to see.
Ryan London Box Office customer
nicola London Box Office customer
The acting and performance was very good, however the experience overall was degraded by noisy people in the seats behind us who talked throughout which staff did little about, and waiters passing crumpling bags of deliveries of food and drinks across line of site during key moments.
Hannah London Box Office customer
Captivating and exceptionally well acted, this was a wonderful show, with plenty of twists and turns. Not for the faint of heart...
Ruth London Box Office customer
Brilliant acting amazing performance and story telling. Had some good jumps in too
sasha London Box Office customer
Slightly eerie, but very well presented. Well recommended.
Jody London Box Office customer
A brilliant must see..
I thought the acting was fantastic, and I was gripped from the very beginning all the way through.
KRISTY London Box Office customer
Acting without the lights
Amazing acting as simple as that a show without the dazzle of big music and lifts but still an amazing show all down to the acting. Absolutely brilliant
Anthony London Box Office customer
Yael London Box Office customer
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME
It started off very slow and throughout got slower. There is absolutely no horror in this play so if that’s what your looking for then do not not go to see. The story did not flow it was all just awful!
Tiffany London Box Office customer
Clever portrayal of the story.
Bryony London Box Office customer
Seen this 4 times. The latest with someone who had not seen it before, but we were both jumping out of our seats.!!
andrew London Box Office customer
A bit slow to start and did wonder whether it would work with 2 people. However I was soon gripped with excitement and screamed my way through the show! Thrilling performance and actors were outstanding
Katrina London Box Office customer
David London Box Office customer
The first half is a bit confusing, and a bit slow...second half was very good!!!
Valentina London Box Office customer
Show was very tense andreally enjoyed it. The downfall was sitting behind a speaker, so couldn't see the rocking chair bit
Jacqueline London Box Office customer
Susan M London Box Office customer
Unfortunately I can’t really recommend this show. I didn’t enjoy it at all and we really felt bored and sleepy throughout the whole show. 2 actors on the scene for the whole time, very slow rhythm and very flat throughout. We were hoping for it to be entertaining and scary as it is an horror, but I feel like only 5 years old would find this scary.
Alice London Box Office customer
Superb. One of the best seen by a regular theatre goer.
Talk about spectacular acting. Gripping from the beginning. The way that just two gents (and the other) keep an entire audience captivated and on the very edge of their seats for such a time is remarkable. I wanted it to be twice as long out of sheer greed. Perfect show. One recommendation, don't go on a weeknight as I presume this is why the theatre was full of school trips except for a handful of us. Obviously it's impossible to complain about schools enjoying a play but they enjoy it in a different way. Namely through lots of laughing, screaming and chatting about how terrified they are. They loved it but it's not quite the same experience.
Mitchell London Box Office customer
A complete disappointment
We were really looking forward seeing the woman in Black as the reviews we saw were pretty good. What a complete disappointment! Not scary at all, no suspence, no chemistry between the actors. The first half is totally boring and the second half you just wait for the scary moments to happen but you wait in vain. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
Alice London Box Office customer
Could be scarier
Tom London Box Office customer
Brilliant!! A must see show
Be prepared to be spooked
sharon London Box Office customer
A show that really says no to limitations. A lot of imagination and creativity has been used to create a show that tells this thriller in the best way possible - in a new way that pulls the audience in even further. The acting was amazing especially when considering three (but really just two) actors carry the whole show alone! Brilliant work on all fronts from the acting, to the set and costume design and to the lighting and effects. A great show!
Daniel London Box Office customer
Wonderfully Acted! Just an amazing show
CHARANJIT London Box Office customer
Spooky - Hooked from the start
Ana London Box Office customer
Small theatre, good for a thriller
Sheri London Box Office customer
karen London Box Office customer
The set was very boring with a single set for the entire show. The show had slow with very little excitement we left during the intermediate period.
Martin London Box Office customer
Good but not as good/scary as I expected
It was very good don’t get me wrong, but I had hoped it would be a bit better and more scary. Very interactive with the audience which was great, good for ideas for GCSE students, acting aswell was very good. Just need improvements on getting it a bit more scary and not sureC just missing something
Davina London Box Office customer
Love this show! Myself and my girlfriend are avid horror/thriller movie fans - getting a taste of the scares in a live theatre situation is a particularly refreshing change (even if the horror isn’t as terrifying as the movies). Great suspense built by the actors and the way in which the play is performed and delivered - down to the finest detail. A must see, would highly recommend!
Billy London Box Office customer
Mark London Box Office customer
was fucking awful
james London Box Office customer
Great show. Better than the film. Tense and nerve wracking without being simplistically so. Loved the confident silences.
helen London Box Office customer
Amanda London Box Office customer
Great night out
Julija London Box Office customer
I wasn't sure if I was going to be bored but now I realise the actors were setting the scene. Very cleaver using very few props and amazing memory for the script
Stevie London Box Office customer
Aisle seats would be good but any seat is fine. I enjoyed the entire show but some found the the first act a bit long but the second act is even better than the first. A Credit to both Actors fantastic scary and humerus performance. Many thanks for the entertainment Gents
Christopher London Box Office customer
Ashley London Box Office customer
Very interesting , very well thought out.
Don’t have the seats in the top tier as it’s a bit difficult to see the stage at times , the show is well worth going to see , the acting is excellent
Mark London Box Office customer
First of all, a show that is as great as this with only 3 cast members has to be classed as a must see. Bear in mind that if you know the book or the film there will be scary parts, my teen daughter has experienced both and still watched through her fingers. Secondly the theatre itself is lovely, small, and perfectly formed. Our tickets were 4 rows back and this was perfect, and extremely cheap. The two main actors were excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Ruth London Box Office customer
Excellent play superbly performed
This play surpassed my expectations, the theatre is small and our seats felt close to the action I couldn't see any seats that I thought would not have a good view. Have read the book and seen the film but couldn't imagine how the real horror could be brought to life but it was atmospheric, spooky and scary absolutely loved it
Gareth London Box Office customer
We thought the show was amazing. Brilliant acting. Would love to see it again.
Melissa London Box Office customer
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