The Woman In Black Tickets
The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It gives audiences an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.
Now celebrating over 30 years in the West End with over 7 million people having lived to tell the tale, The Woman in Black is one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged.
In The Woman in Black, at the Fortune Theatre, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of The Woman in Black and her terrible purpose.
Years later, as an old man, he recounts his experiences to an actor in a desperate attempt to exorcise the ghosts of the past. The play unfolds around the conversations of these two characters as they act out the solicitor's experiences on Eel Marsh all those years ago.
First performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough back in 1987, it reached the West End in 1989. The current cast of The Woman in Black are Terrence Wilton (Treatment, Never So Good, Antony and Cleopatra) who returns to the role as Arthur Kipps and Max Hitchinson (The Hound of Baskervilles, The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith, The 39 Steps) as The Actor.
Get your Woman in Black tickets today, showing at the Fortune Theatre, London for the most terrifying live theatre experience in the world!
“Don’t go unless you like being scared out of your wits” Sunday Mirror
“One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter” The Daily Telegraph
“There are no mysteries to this show’s longevity; it works because it’s a piece of highly effective craftsmanship” The Daily Express
“A marvellous exercise in spine-tingling tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling and stagecraft” The Independent
Age restrictionRecommended for ages 12+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Running time2hr (inc. interval)
Performance dates7 September 2021 - 29 April 2023
ContentRecommended for ages 12 and above.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
There may be large school groups present at performances.
Upcoming Performance Times
News / Casting / Photos
The Woman in Black 2022 cast
The new cast of The Woman in Black at the West End’s Fortune Theatre have started their run in the London production. Julian Forsyth has returned to the thrilling play in the role of Arthur Kipps and Matthew Spencer has reprised his role as The Actor. Tickets for The Woman in Black are currently booking until 29 April 2023.
8 Jun, 2022 | By Jade Ali
Casting announced for the reopening of The Woman in Black
Terence Wilton and Max Hutchinson will return to the West End production of The Woman in Black, which reseumes performabces from Tuesday 7 September 2021.
Having previously played the role of ‘Arthur Kipps’ at the Fortune Theatre in 2017 and at the start of 2020, Terence Wilton returns to the show this year. His other West End credits include “Never So Good” at the National Theatre, “Treatment” at the Donmar and “War Music” and “Antony and Cleopatra” at the Old Vic. Terence has also performed “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Royal Shakespeare Company among many other productions with the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and on tour. His television credits include BBC One’s “The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries” and “Doctor Who” and ITV’s “The Forsyte Saga”.
Returning to the role of ‘The Actor’, Max Hutchinson’s recent theatre credits also include “The 39 Steps” at the Barn Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and “The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith” at Jermyn Street Theatre, and the UK Tour of “Murder On The Nile”. He has also appeared in the films “Dream Horse” and “Downton Abbey”.
2 Sep, 2021 | By Nicky Sweetland
News / Features
Priority Access for the return of The Woman In Black
The West End’s second longest running play The Woman in Black has announced it will reopen at London’s Fortune Theatre on Tuesday 7 September 2021. Get tickets for The Woman In Black first here and pay no booking fees! London’s family-favourite play, beloved by all ages, is ready to haunt theatreland once again. Book now and secure the best seats with our early access.
11 May, 2021 | By Jade Ali
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News / Productions / Casting
New cast changes announced for The Woman in Black at London's Fortune Theatre
PW Productions have announced several cast changes for Susan Hill's The Woman in Black, which is currently the fourth longest-running West End show of all time. The play has been showing at London's Fortune Theatre since August 1989 but has enjoyed previous runs at the Lyric Hammersmith, the Strand Theatre, and even The Playhouse.
28 Jan, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
13 facts about The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black has long been a fixture of the West End and to help celebrate the show’s 30th year at London’s Fortune Theatre we’ve put together a list of 13 facts you probably didn’t know about one of London’s spookiest shows, The Woman in Black.
9 Aug, 2019 | By Sarah Gengenbach
A look at the origins of The Woman in Black: Still Scary After 30 Years
The brilliant, yet terrifying, ghost story based on Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black celebrates an astounding 30 years on the West End stage. It is currently one of the longest-running plays in West End history, second only to The Mousetrap, and has been scaring audiences at the Fortune Theatre since 1989. After reaching this special milestone one can’t help but wonder, “Why does The Woman in Black continue to pack audiences after all these years?” The answer is simple: novelty.
12 Sep, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Father And Son Pair For The Woman In Black
A father and son pairing started this week in The Woman In Black, one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever performed, now in its 26th year in the West End in a production revisited by original director Robin Herford.
17 Aug, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous