THEATRE
Fortune Theatre
Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HH
Location map
SHOW TIMES
Opened: 07 Jun 1989
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 03 Mar 2018
Duration: 2 hours
THE WOMAN IN BLACK TICKETS

Offers

Tuesday

28 Mar 2017

8:00PM
3:00PM
Wednesday

29 Mar 2017

8:00PM
Thursday

30 Mar 2017

8:00PM
3:00PM
Friday

31 Mar 2017

8:00PM
Saturday

01 Apr 2017

8:00PM
4:00PM
Tuesday

04 Apr 2017

8:00PM
19 FAVOURITES
Favourite this show
tobycoulton - SeatPlan Profile
janiecurtis1996 - SeatPlan Profile
alexwilliams1 - SeatPlan Profile
Chig - SeatPlan Profile
laurafagg - SeatPlan Profile
tigermum - SeatPlan Profile
greg180 - SeatPlan Profile
56 MEMBER REVIEWS
Add a review >
  • harrytj21 12 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating The Woman in Black, 27th October 2016
    A brilliant, very clever, very scary show. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Especially if you can get the seats at a discount!
    Sat in Stalls F7
    Great view of the whole stage but little legroom. The theatre was very old and the chairs not to comfortable.
    F7 Stalls - Fortune Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls F7
  • gdeacon95 6'1 male 43 reviews 6 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Woman in Black, 28th June 2016
    Talk about gripping theatre... This is an absolutely brilliant show, which is well and truly terrifyingly tense! You will most definitely find yourself gripping the seat (or person next to you) at certain points in this production. Not to be missed!
    Sat in Stalls F15
    No complaints to make about this seat. The view, legroom, and comfort are all to the best standard, with the additional bonus of being on the aisle for extra room (and feeling... closer, to the action). Absolutely would recommend!
    F15 Stalls - Fortune Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls F15
  • angelstagg 20 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Woman in Black, 18th June 2016
    I got this seat for a bargain price at one of the ticket shops in london! (It was originally 50 something and I got it for £28) the view was perfect and the show was just as spooky as I remember it from a few years ago!
    I got this seat for a bargain price at one of the ticket shops in london! (It was originally 50 something and I got it for £28) the view was perfect and the show was just as spooky as I remember it from a few years ago!
    E4 Dress Circle - Fortune Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle E4
  • katierose 5"7 female 51 reviews 1 helpful vote
    80% total rating The Woman in Black, 10th May 2014
    A thriller of the West End, this was my second time seeing this production so the jump and bumps I knew were coming, but that didn't stop me from jumping myself! It was lovely to see it in its home theatre, very small and intimate. I can't give to much away but if you like horror, and being scared recommended, but also just to see the way that the story is told is a masterpiece in itself. http://www.rosereview.co.uk/?p=187
    Sat in Stalls K12
    Even with being at the very back the view was great, no restriction and you could still see the top of the stage. Also with the surprises you get stuck in to the atmosphere!
    K12 Stalls - Fortune Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls K12
THE WOMAN IN BLACK SEATING PLAN
If you sit in the central Stalls, around row G, you might be in for a surprise…
Fortune Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
STORY
Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story is brought to life on stage in Stephen Mallatratt’s effectively eerie adaptation.

The Woman in Black is one of the West End’s longest running shows and the second longest running play after The Mousetrap, having played continuously at the Fortune Theatre since 1989.

Testament to the power of a good ghost story, the terrifying show famously employs just two actors to create the haunting atmosphere. Taking the form of a play within a play, an old man employs an initially skeptical young actor to help him tell a story that "must be told." The two men set about rehearsing the story of The Woman in Black with the younger actor playing Arthur Kipps and the older actor playing all the other characters. Instantly the audience are transported into this gripping story.

Young lawyer, Arthur, is sent to the small town of Crythin Gifford to put the affairs of a recently deceased client Alice Drablow in order. It is at her funeral that he first notices the appearance of a strange woman who appears to suffer from some sort of wasting disease dressed all in black. Arthur is unnerved to find that none of the villagers will speak of her. His work leads him to the home of Alice Drablow, the ghostly Eel Marsh House, which is reached only by a causeway and cut off from the mainland when the tide is high. When sorting through her numerous papers he begins to unravel the mystery of the "woman in black" that will lead him to a terrible conclusion.

Making a stage play scary is a notoriously hard task but Robin Hereford’s production masterfully manages it. The horror found in the play is more down to the art of suggestion and takes place within the imagination of the audience. Ingenious staging also ensures there is more than one shock in store...

In 2012 the story was made into a Hollywood film starring Daniel Radcliffe which attracted a whole new audiences to the London’s spookiest show.
SUITABLE FOR
If you love a good ghost story then this is the play for you. If you haven’t seen this play before you’ll be amazed by the atmosphere that can be created by just two actors.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 10+ (scary)
PHOTOS AND VIDEO