Fortune Theatre

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

The Woman in Black
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based on 1299 reviews

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Booking from: Thursday, 1 June 1989

Booking until: Saturday, 3 March 2018

Running time: 2 hours

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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.


Booking from:
Thursday, 1 June 1989

Booking until:
Saturday, 3 March 2018

Running time:
2 hours

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 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

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based on 1299 reviews

Subtle but scary, loved it!

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Very good actors with an interesting story


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Great acting

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Very fun

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Great acting, good story, might be too much for younger visitors

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EXCELLENT PLAY

Good acting, good story, well performed, excellent adaptation of the book. Saw this play some years ago, as good as I remembered it! Would certainly recommend seeing it, as I have done to others in the past, all of whom stated that they enjoyed it.


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fine performance by two actors and a ghost

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Edge of your seat

Took my daughter who is studying the book at school. I hadn't read it and knew nothing about the story except that it was scary! Thought the acting was great. I was gripped all the way through. Such great staging and use of simple light and sound effects to keep us on the edge of our seats. Highly recommended.


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Be prepared

Good story two very committed actors great dialogue


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Funnier than expected, jumpy, rather than scary

Glad to have seen it. Loved the performances, i would say it's funny-first, scary second. But even then, less scary, rather jumpy. Solidly enjoyable.


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Brilliant

Thoroughly entertaining. Great acting.


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Good Story

Bit slow to start but very good acting overcame that and all in all a great show to see


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Excellent

Great show, great acting. Staff excellent and lovely theatre.


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Suspenseful

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An enduring play of special qualities and atmosphere

We saw the play yesterday having seen it before at the Fortune Theatre in 1990 with Michael Siberry and Jon Strickland playing the parts. The script is brilliant in the way it draws you into the story and enables you to use your imagination to be in the various scenes and places with great atmosphere. The acting by Stuart Fox & Joseph Chance, as before all those years ago, was quite superb and the scariness just as real.


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Excellent well acted play with some good scares

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Suspenseful

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Very uncomfortable seats. Could not relax and enjoy the performance as the lack of leg room and discomfort was distracting!


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Surprisingly scary

Starts slowly but don't let that put you off. Lots of genuinely scary moments. Fantastic performances from the two leads


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A must see

The show was very good and made a few ppl scream. Would have enjoyed the show much more if the legroom with our seats we better knees hitting against the ledge the whole time and we fidgeted the whole time though out show which was such a shame after spending hard earned money on what we thought would be good sits with good view.


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very atmospheric

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Interesting!

I didn't like the scare aspect of it (I knew it was going to be scary but even for me it was a little too much). But the acting was incredible and it was really clever how they told an entire story with just two people.


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A must see

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Some of the best acting I have ever seen!

Not only did the show stay true to the horror story and ominous atmosphere, the show was carried some of the most magnificent actors on stage I have ever seen! It was amazing. They seamlessly transitioned between each of their numerous characters and time periods and immersed you into their terrifying experiences. This made the unexpected jumps and scary moments that much more impactful. Thank you for the wonderful show, I could not have asked for a better performance!


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Be ready !

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Slow

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Scarey!

I was impressed by the ability of two actors and a simple stage to provide a spine chilling play!


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Scary afternoon

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Scary and well acted

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Must see really good fun

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Excellent

Really enjoyed it - Stuart Fox's (Mr kipps) performance was excellent. The show is terrifying in the best of ways. Highly recommended.


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Must see

Amazing!!!


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Wonderful first experience at the theatre

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A screamingly good play.

From start to finish "The Woman in Black" had us laughing, jumping and screaming all the way through. The cast although small, were brilliant! A great performance all the way.


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left at half time didn't like the fact from the start it was ment to be a horror and from the first start was tryed to be made in to a comedy . Poor props one item being used for every thing . Eg desk, horse cart


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Thg

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Must see

Brilliant show. Excellent acting..atmosphere and intimate experience. Very much enjoyed this..thanks


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Gripping

Thoroughly enjoyed this play. Excellent acting. I found it very scary


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Really good show

Good story line and acting


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Well worth seeing.

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Fantastic

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Just as good second time around

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My teenage kids loved it.

Great for teenagers especially if studying English Literature/theatre studies


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Different and unique!

Was not what I was expecting. Amazing and different way of telling the story.


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Thrilling with a touch of farce.

As we sat in the front row we had a different perception to others. Not recommended for young children. Very wordy. Lots of dialogue. Good suspense and strong acting but only two actors involved.


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Ice cream!

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Quite boring with just 2 actors

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Brilliant but shame about young kids ruining it!

The show was amazing! I couldn't fault it but I was shocked to see a group of young children (couldn't have been older than 13/14) allowed to see it at 8pm at night! Safe to say they screamed and chatted throughout the whole performance, ruining it for others.. they were shushed several times but this did not help! I felt bad for the actors as much as anyone else.. when I brought this up with the theatre staff at the end, they just said I should have said before, however at the interval it had not got that bad yet.. I expect it at a Matanee performance but a late performance no! Very disappointed with that and I imagine there were a few complaints.. however I can't fault the show itself..


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Not great. Very poor in resources for a London production, too conversational and monotone, hard to keep awake through the whole thing.


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Very well acted chilling thriller

very good intimate play and very well acted.


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Eerie

I wasn't sure how atmospheric a theatre show could be, but was very impressed. Eerie, quite jumpy, and very well acted.


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Amazing

Just epic!!


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Clever & brilliant

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Enthralling

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Good overall play, different than bigger west end plays

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Interesting

Interesting way of using the minimalistic concept. Very good acting that surpasses the simplicity of the play.


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Brilliant

Just amazing. Fantastic little theatre.


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Must see

Great show. Great actors.


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Spooky tale

Slow start but picked up well and led to a satisfying conclusion which made you think


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An eerie dark tale, not for the faint hearted!

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Be prepared to be scared!

Great conversational play with brilliant atmosphere. Bring your imagination with and your breath will stop. I loved it completely!!!!! Funny and scary at the same time. The only reason I gave 4 stars for the general performance were tipsy people in the audience talking quite a bit and spoiling the atmosphere. Next time I go I'll make sure not to choose Friday evening show!


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Thorough

Quaint, cute and cozy theatre. Excellent actors. Slow start but well executed plot. 'Jump scares' and humour in abundance.


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A classic!

Two actors for the whole show. It takes a great show and lead actors to pull that off and full marks from me. It is atmospheric, a few shocks/jumps which added to it well. If in the stalls, I would not advise row A or B as you will be too close to stage.best seat numbers on any stalls row are probably 5-16


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Third time I have been, every time has been fantastic. It always struck me as amazing that the actors were able to play with your imagination so well, kept me interested throughout.


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Not too scary

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Creative

A real thrill of horror and entertainment at its very best. A delicious spell of malevolence and menace.


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A good watch, worth every shilling

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Absolutely amazing

It was such a fantastic show, and the actors were phenomenal. They captivated the audience and were gripping right til the end. Couldn't praise highly enough!


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Scary in a good way!

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Must see thriller!

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must see!!!

"The Woman in Black" is simply amazing! The actors are highly talented, the plot is carefully structured and the show fits very well within the theater. I definitely recommend watching it!


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A unique experience

Love this show. Have now seen it four times. It is a unique production full of intrigue and suspense. Always extremely well acted. Wouldn't recommend for young children or anyone easily scared!. Best experience overall in my opinion is from the stalls.


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Creative, intimate and of course, scary!

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Great story; great acting - hard to review better!

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Fantastic actors

Really enjoyed the show, only 2 actors but they were amazing. Would recommend


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Keeps you on your toes!

Very well done and immensely enjoyable.


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Old School

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Good but not so scary!

We enjoyed this play on New Year's Eve - matinee performance. Very well acted and great state work with the props, etc.. Had expected the play to be more spooky and a heart stopper but was sadly disappointed, much more comedy than chilling!


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Women In Black

Very good show. Well preformed and always good to get a scream from the audience. Possibly not for the faint hearted and still in trouble with my partner saying it was a thriller where she called it a horror. I still say its a thriller. Seat leg room is limited so if you are tall like me book a seat on the end. Ice creams expensive but then they always are. Just two guys and one lady keeping one on the edge of ones seat. Go and see for yourself.


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Cheap

No money spent on the show at all. Two actors played every role. 2 props the entire show. Awful, boring, waste of money


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Fantastic play

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The Woman in Wow!

This was a fantastic stage show performed by some very talented actors. An interesting story, with plenty of mystery and intrigue that makes the 2 hour run time fly by.


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Oversold

It was actually an interesting play. I liked the creativity. I really wish it hadn't been sold as such a terrifying piece, as I found myself critiquing the play based on it's fear factor rather than just as a piece of theatre. One usher actually told me he'd seen grown men cry. Ridiculous. A few lovely shivers, but I've been to scarier church services.


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Spooky, imaginative and clever!

Wonderful theatre! The acting was brilliant, sound effects and lighting werr spot on.


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Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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  • Capacity: 440
  • Year built: 1924

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