The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation—“The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” (Daily Telegraph). Now celebrating three decades in the West End, Robin Herford’s production is a gripping study in atmosphere, illusion, and controlled horror. A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the specter of a woman in black engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and hopefully exorcise the fear that grips his soul. As they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves snared in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The Woman in Black remains “one of British theatre’s biggest and scariest hits” (The Guardian).

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“★★★★★…A marvelous exercise in spine tingling tension, spun from perfectly paced storytelling and stagecraft.” –The Independent

“A REAL TREAT…The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter.” –Daily Telegraph

“BRILLIANTLY TERRIFYING…The Woman in Black is able to weave a delicate web of illusion.” –Chicago Sun-Times

“A MASTERPIECE…One of British theatre’s biggest–and scariest–hits!” –The Guardian

“BEAUTIFULLY PACED…You can’t help being impressed and delighted, even as you’re jumping out of your skin.” –Los Angeles Times

“IRRESISTIBLY EERIE…A delicious spell of malevolence and menace.” –Time Out London

“PROFOUNDLY EFFECTIVE…A ghost play guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.” –Daily Express