NEWS: The Woman in Black celebrates 27 years in the West End

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Based on Susan Hill’s best-selling novel, Robin Herford’s chilling production of The Woman in Black has been making audiences jump in the West End for the past 27 years.

As well as celebrating 27 years in London, PW Productions has announced that the show will be heading off on a UK tour from September 2016. The touring production will open at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre before visiting over thirty other theatres during its tour, running until June 2017.

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.

The touring cast will perform in the London production at the Fortune Theatre from 8 to 22 August 2016. David Acton will play the role of Mr Kipps and The Actor will be played by Matthew Spencer.

Adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, The Woman in Black has proved hugely popular with audiences – having toured the United States, South America, Tokyo and Singapore.

Susan Hill’s spine-tingling book was also transformed into a film adaptation in 2012, starring Daniel Radcliffe which went on to become the highest grossing British horror film in twenty years. As well as being directed by Robin Herford, the production also features designs by Michael Holt, lighting by Kevin Sleep and sound by Gareth Owen.

 

 

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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