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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based on 1665 reviews

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Booking until: Saturday, 27 July 2019

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

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


Booking until:
Saturday, 27 July 2019

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

Customer Reviews

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Anyone
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Families
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Teenagers
70%
Couples
79%
Theatregoers
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based on 1665 reviews

Excellent atmosphere

The acting was very good & sound effects excellent


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Nuce story, great acting

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Unbelievable how only 2 actors with minimal props or visual aids created so much thrill. Loved every bit of it!


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It was fun

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Amazing!

Must see!


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Fantastic Acting & Atmosphere

With just only 2 characters plus the "woman in black" this transports you back to times when you used to use your imagination.....


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The superb, the sublime, Woman in Black

This small atmospheric theatre is just minutes from Covent Garden, so very easy to access, but it is small, almost living room small, which is all the better, I say. There are a few jump scares which might frighten the youngest children and it does get very dark and spooky, which of course is the whole idea, so don't go if you are of a nervous disposition, otherwise, book your tickets now and have a superb time. This was my second time seeing this show and I feel it may not be my last.


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Creative must see

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Thrilling!

A really brilliant piece with fantastic suspense and real drama. Spooky!


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Still amazing!!

Saw this show over ten years ago and just went again!! Still an excellent scare!!


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Intense and captivating

Great performance and show. Theatre is smaller than expected and you can feel part of the play but at the same time can hear all the noise from the audience if not quiet. We were unlucky to have a school group behind screaming in most scary parts which was distracting. Otherwise thrilling and well performed story!


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Watch out, she's about

Great show, lead by two incredible actors. Although the start was a little slow, you quickly merge into the story. With the help of great lighting you really experience different locations throughout. Throughly enjoyable show. Shame about the leg room but takes nothing away from the show.


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Brilliant show which keeps you on the edge of your seat

The Woman in Black is a good old fashioned ghost story, well acted and absorbing. Choose seats in the centre to have the best views.


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Starts great while it ends fantastic!

From every perdpective this is a must see! London tale that takes you back in time in a great creative way!


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Wonderfully Performed. Not Scary Though

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Fantastic experience

Truly scary, we all enjoyed it from beginnning to end, what a thrilling experience!


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Spooky

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Clever and chilling

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A must see!!

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Fabulous

As a show with only two actors in it brilliant.


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Wasted 2 hours

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Must see

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Good

Good


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Great story, great acting!

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Good night

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Perfect Halloween treat

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Live on the edge of your seat!

Beautifully acted with plenty of atmosphere and enough tension to keep you on the edge of your seats throughout! However, please make the Woman herself more chilling ; her face is a caricature and would have greater effect with the features being less defined but swathed in mystery, for example, with subtle use of heavy veils.


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Very good show gripped from the show, considering there were only 2 actors they did a really good job of keeping the audience intrested all through the show

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Incredible way of drawing you in

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Bloody good

Same as above


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Scary & jumpy if your in the right place

This is a great show if your in the right seats! Sadly my son and I were placed in between a group of School children who were up out of their seats and eating all the time! Stewards were terrible and didn’t try enough to sort it so my son who hadn’t seen the show before had a wasted trip


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Wonderful

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A valiant attempt at a two man show

The start is slow, a play about making a play about a ghost story. Minimal in all respects staging and costumes. The two actors make a fair attempt at the show but ends up as only that. It was just worth the low ticket price but not more.


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interesting

Worth reading the book before seeing the show


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Creative,scary a must see

The theatre alone sets tgescene and creates the atmosphere even before the play begins. My whole family thoroughly enjoyed every minute even my 10 year old but all coped with the scary bits


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mysterious, a must see

i will definitely bring my 15 year old daughter here, its great for teenagers as i know my older one will love it, great acting, great light, great sound!


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Horror at the theater, it works!

A very good act with so few actors or preps. Which shows that a good story can go a long way. Obviously, nor advisable for children or those who do not like dark stories.


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Spooky and eery!

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Amazing show

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Edge of my seat

Wonderful production. From the very opening scene I was gripped. It was a performance by both actors that just kept on giving. The play kept on building the tension until BANG the entire audience jumped. Fully recommend to everyone (went with 14yr old son who also loved it)


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A must see!

Recently moved to London and trying to soak up the culture! Really fantastic, would recommend to everyone. Great acting!


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colorful

I think the actors played very good but I thought the woman would be seened more than she did


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The acting blew me away!

I can't believe a play with only 3 people in it had me so engrossed, and on several occasions - creeped out. I loved it! Thank you for the great night!


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Wonderful show!

The performance was superb! My only complaint is that my view was restricted in the upper circle. Wish I had spent more on better seats! Overall, it was a wonderful experience.


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Awesome

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Thrilling and really gave you a shudder

The show was magnificent this is my first time going to the theatre and the show really got the audience spooked and it was good they had a little bit of humour aswell.


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Amazing, and Actually Scary Moments.

I sat in the front row of the Dress Circle section. It Was perfect.


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Quality Ghost Story

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Good show but a bit scary.

Good show but a bit scary.


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Captivating

Captivating, scary, easy to follow. BRILLIANT acting. Great seats in a small and welcoming theatre. A good night out.


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A must see!

What a show- great acting and they really know how to grip the audience!


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Scary and jumpy

Very scary,much better than the film. Would be cautious of taking young children.


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Fantastic story and performance

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Extraordinary experience

I felt like a little kid who finally found his passion.the whole show was perfect from the simplicity of the stage to the acting level.everything was .


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It's NOT a ruddy comedy!!

Loved the show - but on my night out - some in the audience thought they were at a comedy and laughed and laughed - maybe it was just me but it was disrepectful imho


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Not a must see!

We booked this show last minute as we wanted a Tuesday Matinee performance but our options were limited. It is very slow to start, the second half was more interesting but the story is rather dull. The lead actor (1 of 2) is very talented given his role throughout. In hindsight, it was an expensive 2 hrs with the children.(10,15 yrs) The reviews were a little misleading. The children did not like it at all. I would not recommend it. Sorry


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Good

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Wonderful

Must see play. Excellent acting fantastic story


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Lot to live up to

One of the very few shows that actually lives up to the hype. Fantastic


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The Best!

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.


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Clever story and the ways it’s portrayed

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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.


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Atmospheric gripping horror

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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.


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Must see

Amazing acting and really captive


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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


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Tense, thrilling, creepy

Great show. Superb acting to create such suspense and thrilling moments.


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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


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Enjoyable

Very good performance and very enjoyable


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wonderfully scary experience

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Brilliant performance, a must see!

Brilliant performance, such talented actors. Truly immersive, I highly recommend it.


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definitely worth going to see

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Brilliant play

Brillant play, great actors who bring you deep in that story without more than their great acting skills


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Stunning

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!


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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.


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Nothing special

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Atmospheric ghost story with a twist

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Tour dear force

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Must See

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Mysterious

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!?


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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.


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Terrifying in such a good way!

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Frightfully pleasant

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Impressive

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.


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good traditional theatre

excellant immersive experience


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Atmospheric, jumpy but also humorous. Loved the piece of theatre.

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Simple but engages your imagination!

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Took a while to get going....bit confusing if we hadnt of seen them film.


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It’s a great show a really good thriller. Not for the faint hearted though!

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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!


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Fantastic!

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.


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Extremely captivating

It's quite amazing what an atmosphere two really talented actors managed to create. Brilliant show. Definitely exceeded our expectations!


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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.


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Excellent

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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.


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Atmospheric

Captivating and exceptionally well acted, this was a wonderful show, with plenty of twists and turns. Not for the faint of heart...


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Amazing

Brilliant acting amazing performance and story telling. Had some good jumps in too


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Slightly eerie, but very well presented. Well recommended.

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A brilliant must see..

I thought the acting was fantastic, and I was gripped from the very beginning all the way through.


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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


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Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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  • Capacity: 440
  • Year built: 1924

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