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 1447 reviews

Fortune Theatre

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Booking until: Saturday, 3 March 2018

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes (no 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.


Booking from:
Thursday, 1 June 1989

Booking until:
Saturday, 3 March 2018

Running time:
1 hour 45 minutes (no 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 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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Anyone:
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Families:
52%
Teenagers:
69%
Couples:
78%
Theatregoers:
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based on 1447 reviews

it was very cleverly done. really enjoyed it


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Must see

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Wonderful, Absolutely Wonderful.

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Good night out

Got our tickets on the day stalls H11-12 Great view, great show - maybe most of the audience should be on Valium with the screaming and at times histrionics but it was very entertaining and worth the price.


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Classic horror

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Well worth going to see

Fantastic show. Good story. Good acting and stage. Definitely go and see it again.


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The best ghost story you will ever hear.

My hubby and I have seen 'women in black' several times now. However, this time we took our two boys, age 13yrs and 15yrs, as I thought they were at a good age to enjoy it.... they really did! Personally, I wouldn't have taken them much younger as I think it could have given them nightmares. It was wonderfully acted, and very engaging from beginning to end. It is incredible what can be achieved by two men and a wicker basket! Simply story telling at its best. Thanks


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Unexpected tale

Less a horror story, more a vehicle for the imagination to exercise full reign


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Great

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Thrilling!

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Tense

Amazing edge of your seat stuff


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Lovely theatre and great production.


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Dissatisfied

The hype does not live up to expectations


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An intimate and ghostly evening

This is a delightful, intimate and quirky theatre which lends itself well to the story of The Woman in Black. It exudes an ambience of by-gone days which compliments the atmosphere created in the play, very well. The acting was a superb tour de force on the parts of the two actors, upon whom the entire momentum of the story rests. Initially, this momentum faltered, due to the play within a play device, and my teenager struggled a little with it. However, as the play progressed, the audience forgot this artifice and the boundaries of this frightening tale became blurred. With minimal props, clever staging and bags of foreboding, there are truly chilling moments.


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Very enjoyable

The theatre is so quaint you couldn't fail to see the stage. Although I did notice people in the boxes having to lean forward to see at times.


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Women in black

Was an amazing show can not wait to go again. The actors were amazing and the lighting and effects really topped it off for a good jump.


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A truly fantastic play

World class acting, It's a shame the ushers could keep a handle on some idiots in the theatre though, multiple people on phones or getting up to use the toilet disturbing the ambiance and unfortunately too many young teenagers giggling constantly etc


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Introduce your kids to the theatre.

Lots of fun with an unremarkable script. Actors engaged and quite good. But it’s supposed to be a scary story which usually means you should worry about what happens to the protagonist, but I never did.


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Amazing

Great actors.


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A great piece of theater

Starts out rather slow (establishing the characters) and I thought the restless Danish teenagers around me would distract me, but it was excellently acted, and well written.


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Wonderfully scary

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Clever adaptation of the story. Different.


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Good suspense

Acting was excellent, not quite as scary as expected but great story and very suspenseful, would recommend this play to everyone


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Spectacular!!

What a twist! Such a clever script, it followed seamlessly. Acting was superb!


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Entertaining

This is the second time I've been. The first time was 18 years ago. What would definitely make this more scary would be to have the ghost attack Mr kipps in the bedroom. I can't quite understand the begining actors showing how to act but it's still enjoyable.


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Makes you jump!!

Brilliant acting in a mainly 2 actor piece. Spooky in places and certainly made me jump! Would go again as enjoyed it so much.


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exciting a bit frightening.Choose seats carefully.

We had been recommended to see this show and enjoyed it apart from our bad seats.


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Slow but clever

The show was very slow to begin... Indeed the pace was so low that we started to think it's not worth our time... But it picks up gradually... Although the lighting and the stage decor is not that special... performers have made the best attempt to give their best to every small detail till the end... The show is for 1hr 45 min without any break...so please carry water and refreshments before u take the seats.


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Not bad

I did not like the show very much, it was long period of time talking, les actions, the whole play depends on two actors only, it should be at least four, i thought it was scary, however half of the time the audience were laughing, boring for children and teens, good for people who are interested in theater play.


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thrilling

It kept us on our toes from the beginning to the end. Only one little fault - not with the actual show but the seats in the dress circle had very little leg room - worse than on a plane.


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Fun for a jump

I like jumping at scary moments. This did that a bit.


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Enthralling

Simple and effective


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Different

Not the sort of thing we usually go to, but actually enjoyed the play very much.


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Wonderfully done...truly talented actors

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Great acting to a very good story

The start of the play seemed a little slow but now I understand why, it was to set the scene for story which followed. Fantastic acting from such a small cast, what a team!


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The story was well prestented

The two actors plus the woman in black did well at the telling of the story,


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amazing

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Creative

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Truly brilliant

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Very good must see

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Will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

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one scared teenager. ha ha ha.

Teenage son really likes theatre and acting, but increasingly difficult to impress. This really got to him, however. And - cough - to me. Wonderful, scary, creaky, creepy, playful and intelligent stuff.


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Amazing!

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Must see

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Snatch tickets from anyone who has them!

Great play! I loved the acting....still wondering who the woman in black is


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Excellent production, well acted

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Very enjoyable

This production is very well performed with some good stage techniques as well as a good cast. You need to think about what's going on to get the best from this, or you may join those who found it boring!


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A ghost story with a thrilling suspense

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Definitely recommend!

The show was brilliant! The props were simple but the actors knew what they were doing and it didn't take away from the show. Sitting on the front row of the dress circle, this was a brilliant view but the seats aren't the most spacious and knees were aching by the interval. Overall it was a great show which I'd definitely go and see again!


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Great story brought to life on the stage. Great acting.Full of suspense and thrills.


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Slow starter

The theatre was smaller than expected, our seats were at the dress circle and these were good seats but not much leg room. The start of the show was slow and boring but once into the show it started to get good, a few jumpy bits to watch out for but overall the woman in black was good. There was however only 3 actors through out the whole show.


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Really enjoyed

We like musicals and haven't seen many plays .We all enjoyed this so much.The acting was amazing the story was so good and from the start had us compelled. So glad I didn't take on board some of the TripAdvisor comments. My kids are 15 and 19 and both loved it. The theatre is small but adds to the suspense.


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SHIT THE BED GOOD

Listen. Amazing. Everyone needs to go see it RIGHT NOW.....RIIIIGHT NOWWWW. The two guys were feckin brill all those accents oh man had me gripping my gotdamn seat!!!!! LOVE EH.


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Captivating chilling and compelling

Great show and the simplicity of the stage reinforced the quality of the acting. We were transported into their world.


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Excellent

Every good show


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Great Approach to Staging a Classic Ghost Story

Cleverly staged and acted. Do see this show.


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Brilliant

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Dissapointing

The actors tripped over their lines, and once the Woman in Black was visible, it was no longer scary. Also worth noting that the audience were shocking. There was lots of talking, a phone range, and people were slurping and chewing (suggest the theatre stops selling sweets in crinkly plastic jars which are extremely noisy).


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Atmospheric

The play was a brilliant two hander, if you exclude the Woman in Black that is. Great use of sound and lighting. However a real dog would have worked better. The theatre could do with a refurbushment though.


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Great drama full of mystery and intrigue.

The theatre is small, all seats are able to see the stage very well. The toilet room is very small, a large person would have difficult maneuvering in the small space.


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Spine Tingling Suspense!

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Scary with a twist of humor!

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Very different and clever show.

We didn't quite know what to expect but found the play well devised and very well acted. Only one negative. Row A - far too cramped. Really uncomfortable to sit in as no leg room and odd angle to watch the stage.


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Brilliant

Loved the show. Superb acting. Captivating till the end. Enjoyed immensely.


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Entertaining!

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A must see

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Scary but discriptive

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Haunting

The actors were able to build suspense gear and trepdation with their performances in sync with set, sounds and lighting. Very clever. I was very happy to have ny seat upgraded to D11 in stalls. Very good seat. Thankyou


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Favourite theatre production ever!

This show is absolutely amazing. A fitting tribute to the novel and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Incredible performance from the two actors and brought the story to life. Scenes where the woman in black appears are incredibly chilling and make you jump out of your skin! This show makes your spine tingle and is thoroughly recommended. Favourite theatre production of all time. It's a must see!


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A bit slow

The show is slow to start and my family was a bit disappointed but the second half picks up and all in all I would say it was average.


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On the edge of my seat the whole time !

It was amazing and the acting omg ! I was on the edge of my seat the whole show!! Some good jumps ! Would 100% recommend!


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Who thought a play could be scary

Simply fantastic show, never though a play could make an audience jump and scream, 10/10


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Spooky

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Gripping and entertaining

I was a real theatre sceptic..... until I saw this! A fantastic take on the story. The atmosphere created by the 'two' actors was finominal. Best Ng such close proximity to the stage really helped. The lighting effect added to the tension the actors created. Be prepared to jump out your seat from time to time!


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Fortune Theatre
Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH GB

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  • Air conditioned
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Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 440
  • Year built: 1924

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