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The Show

The Woman in Black is London’s second-longest-running play after The Mousetrap, and with good reason. Based on Susan Hill’s 1983 novel and recently filmed with Daniel Radcliffe, it’s a genuinely scary ghost story in the classic Victorian tradition.

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Hill’s novel is notable for having just two actors perform the entire play – not that you would necessarily notice it’s short-handedness in such a thoroughly engaging and fully-realised production. It’s an essentially faithful retelling of Hill’s eerie book, aside from Mallatratt’s very effective structural addition of a play-within-a-play.

Expect jump-out-of-your-seat moments a-plenty from this uniquely spooky show. Not only is it one of the most satisfying entertainment experiences you’re ever likely to have in a theatre, its shadowy ‘film noir’ style will haunt your memory long after the curtain has fallen.

The Story

A youngsolicitor, Arthur Kipps, travels to the remote village of Crythin Gifford to handle the affairs of a recently deceased client, Alice Drablow.  At her funeral he encounters the ghostly figure of a woman and hears screams on the marshes near Mrs Drablow's home.

Who is the mysterious woman? Why do the villagers of Crythin Gifford refuse to talk about her? Kipps is determined to find out. His investigations lead him inexorably toward the discovery of  a box of letters containing a terrible secret. Opening it, he finds himself drawn towards a terrible fate.

You too will be drawn into the intrigue that runs through every moment of  the dark tale of The Woman In Black. There are twists and turns that you won’t expect, and which will touch you like cold keys at the back of your neck.

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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

You can't beat getting up-close-and-personal to the sights and sounds of a West End show in full flow, and The Woman in Black is one of London’s best and most popular. On this page you’ll find images from The Woman in Black and get a taste of what’s in store from this nail-biting production.

The Woman in Black is the story of Arthur Kipps a young lawyer who travels to the small town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, a certain Mrs. Alice Drablow, who in life was an elderly widow that lived alone. When Kipps encounters the ghost of a woman and hears terrifying screams he becomes determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. After digging a bit further, Kipps discovers a box of letters that contain a dreadful secret.

The pictures in this gallery are from the current West End production of The Woman in Black. The performance is unique as the entire show is acted by only two actors; Kipps, played by Ken Drury enlists a younger actor, played by Adam Best, to help him tell the story of the Woman in Black and to play the Young Kipps.

Susan Hill’s horror book was transferred to the stage by Stephen Mallatratt in 1989 at the Fortune Theatre.

This year, a new film adaptation of the story has been released with Daniel Radcliff in the role of Kipps. Coincidentally, a previous Kipps actor, Adrian Rawlins, played the father of Radcliff’s character, Potter, in the Harry Potter film series.

The show is the second-longest running play in the West End (following The Mousetrap) with an impressive 23 years under its belt.

We hope these pictures give you a flavour for the show and have whetted your appetite for The Woman in Black. Have a fantastic time when you see it at the Fortune Theatre.

Fortune Theatre Seat Plan

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Choose your seats from the plan of the Fortune Theatre above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:

The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.

Venue Info

Fortune Theatre

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The Fortune Theatre is situated on Russell Street in the West End of London, close to Covent Garden tube station. Built in 1924, this 440 seat venue is on the site of inns occupied by actors and previous theatres dating back to 1610.


The first production at the Fortune Theatre was Sinners by Lawrence Cowen, which opened on November 8 1924. Among the countless shows to have graced this venerable West End theatre’s stage since then are Beyond the Fringe, Double Double, Mr Cinders, Dangerous Obsession and Nunsense.


Today, the Fortune Theatre enjoys consistent success. In latter years it has become the permanent home (so far) of long-running thriller The Woman In Black. in 1989, its first year of production, he play ran briefly in a number of theatres including the Lyric Hammersmith, Strand Theatre and the Playhouse, before settling into its home at the Fortune Theatre in August 1989. 


The Woman In Black's durable run notwithstanding, since WWII the Fortune Theatre has been a receiving house; which is to say, a theatre that provides a temporary home for touring productions as opposed to one that generates its own repertoire.


During WWII the Fortune Theatre was used by ENSA, the concert performance branch of the British Armed Forces. The Fortune has played host to a huge number of fabled British actors and actresses since that time, including Maureen Lipman, Dirk Bogarde and Dame Judi Dench.


The layout, size and atmosphere of the Fortune Theatre make it the perfect place to see intimate drama. With a seating capacity of only 440, it is one of the smallest theatres in the West End, which creates the feeling that you are a part of the performance.  


We wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit to the Fortune Theatre.


Venue Address: Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HHView Map

Venue Facilities:

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets

Travel Info

Nearest Tube Station:Covent Garden
Tube Lines:Piccadilly
Nearest Rail:Charing Cross
Bus Numbers:(Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
Night Bus Numbers:(Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
Congestion Charge Zone:Yes

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