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 1716 reviews

Fortune Theatre

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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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Recommended for:

Anyone
49%
Families
53%
Teenagers
71%
Couples
79%
Theatregoers
89%

based on 1716 reviews

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.


London Box Office customer

Nan & Granddaughter

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


London Box Office customer

Must see!!

Brilliant show, definitely scary, maybe try to get seats lower than upper circle but even-so it was still brilliant! Barely any leg room in our seats but it’s an old theatre and an old building so I can’t complain and loved it anyway! Only annoying thing was people kept going to the loo halfway through which had a really creeky door and kept ruining the lighting. Not the venues fault like, there was a big sign on the door saying ‘do not use whilst show is running’, people just don’t listen!


London Box Office customer

Good show

Needs to be more scary


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Can something be excellent AND terrifying?!

I last saw this show whilst at school (quite a number of years ago now sadly) and it is just as terrifying. I honestly felt like I was going to jump out of my skin on numerous occasions! As a result I wouldn’t recommend this to children, everyonelse however, go see it!


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Amazing!

One of the best shows I’ve ever seen. The acting was superb.


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Great show!!

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Clever & gripping

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Good fun

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A little dissappionted

I booked in the dress circle at the front very dissatisfied with the amount of leg room their was this should be made clear on the website . The show lacked good props in fact very little reminded me of a school play. Then having said that the tickets are not expensive so maybe don't expect to much .


London Box Office customer

A very enjoyable show. Actors very believable and the show which relies on clever props & dialogue Provides a good dramatic show


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Absolutely brilliant


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Awful

Terrible show, do not watch


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Brilliant

I had never seen a piece of theatre that is horror genre. It was better than expected. There were moments where everyone jumped off their seat. Being a horror fan, I am pleased I got the same thrill as a film would give you. Go and see it!!!


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A brilliant and clever show

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Cleverly eery

Makes your imagination work overtime. Cleverly done, great acting and evocative writing.


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Must see, as a family with teens we all loved it.

Seen this twice now. First time years ago with my husband & loved it, second time with my now teenage children and had even more fun watching their reactions. Fantastic.


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Quite like the novel

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incredible that 2 actors could captive the audience completely and excellent lighting effects

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Fantastic

The acting was incredible


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Nail biting show

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Introduction a bit long winded, but enjoyed the story once it got into it

Bar small and cramped so waited outside until seats were available.


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Atmospheric

With predominantly just two actors throughout the whole performance, this adaptation of the Woman in Black was fantastic.


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Gripping

The show was outstanding!


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Fantastic storytelling

As someone with minimal experience of theatre productions I was greatly impressed by the quality of acting on show. It was amazing how the show grips you with just 2 actors and minimal props.


London Box Office customer

Good

I took my family my kids who are both over 20 I wouldn’t recommend this to young children We thought it was really good but if I’d seen the reviews before I bought the tickets I wouldn’t of gone,I wish when people give reviews they give them correctly ,if you don’t like it that’s fair enough just say it’s not for me This play isn’t for everyone but if you enjoy drama and have imagination and relise there are only 2 people on stage that have to remember a very long script it’s brilliant Well written and well delivered We highly recommend it Superb seats as well


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Spine tingling drama

This was the third time I have seen this play and I recommend it to anyone who hasnt seen it.


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Exciting dramatic scary production

If the audience behave the tension and drama are amazing!


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Cleverly done play, worth the watch!

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Keeps you awake on the edge of your seat

Not for the faint hearted or easily scared. But a thoroughly enjoyable thriller


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Great show

Show was really great and the ladies at the bar were really happy and bubbly. A very good evening. Would highly recommend.


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Brilliant!

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Inventive and gripping

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Amazing

Second time I’ve seen the show and it delivered once again. Brilliant acting from the two gentlemen, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.


London Box Office customer

Fantastic even after 3 times !

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A Must See!

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Simply mesmerising

This is a ghost story. You will jump out of your seat. The performance I saw featured two amazing actors at the top of their game. Their skills brought the whole show to life. They deserve an award. The story drags you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I cannot recommend it highly enough. This is a must see show for both new and established theatre lovers.


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Great timing, drama

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Not impressed

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Woman in Black

Excellent! Actors supported each other equally. Kept the audience mesmerised for entire performance. Fortune Thestre is the perfect venue..


London Box Office customer

Seen for the 2nd time

Fantastic! Good old fashioned ghost story telling. I saw this show maybe 20 years ago and always remembered how good it was. This time around I took along my grown up children who loved it as much as I did. The show itself is simplistic in appearance, it relies entirely on the artistry of the actors to bring the story to life which they do in spades. It’s atmospheric, creepy and authentic. I would thouroughly recommend it.


London Box Office customer

Strong acting

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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!


London Box Office customer

It was fun

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Amazing!

Must see!


London Box Office customer

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.....


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

Creative must see

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Thrilling!

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


London Box Office customer

Still amazing!!

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


London Box Office customer

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!


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

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!


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

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


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

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!


London Box Office customer

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)


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

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.


London Box Office customer

Amazing, and Actually Scary Moments.

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


London Box Office customer

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!


London Box Office customer

Scary and jumpy

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


London Box Office customer

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 .


London Box Office customer

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


London Box Office customer

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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Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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  • Air conditioned
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  • Infrared hearing loop
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Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 440
  • Year built: 1924

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