That this is Michael Longhurst’s debut in this theatre makes it all the more impressive and I wouldn’t be surprised if his name doesn’t soon become one of the ones bandied around the round of musical chairs that is London artistic directorships.
Emma Rice’s tenure at Shakespeare’s Globe is winding to its close – the outdoor season is done but there’s still a winter’s worth of programming in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to get through.
The next production to open at the theatre is a new adaptation of H.G Wells’ sci fi classic The Invisible Man, playing from the 27th October. The 19th Century draws to a smoggy close and in a small room on Great Portland Street, scientist Jack Griffin discovers something that he has quite literally, never been
Based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name, The Woman in Black is a chilling horror story that was adapted for the stage over 27 years ago. And yet, the late Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation remains as poignant and terrifying as it has for many 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.