From cabarets to The Woman in Black via biscuits at Holby City: That Stagey Blog reflects on his latest Stagey Week.
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Absolutely no disrespect to Terence Wilton and James Byng who currently tell this ghost story so well, it just feels like the time is now is now to expand The Woman in Black’s horizon.
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I found myself thinking I’d seen things out of the corner of my eye so was on the edge of my seat even more throughout.
“When you get big school groups in, mass hysteria breaks out – they set each other off. It becomes a kind of white noise all the way through the show.”
Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s classic ghost story still has the power to thrill and terrify in equal measure.
The West End is saturated with a cornucopia of musicals, plays and extraordinary theatrical pieces – it’s not always easy to know what to choose and often tempting to want to see it all! If you’re anything like me, that is!
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.
Malcolm James and Matt Connor join the cast of the hit West End thriller based on Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story.
Susan Hill’s thriller novel The Woman in Black, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, relies heavily on the audiences imagination to create the eerie tension and spine-tingling fear that it is renowned for. Set in the 1950s, the story unfolds in an empty Victorian theatre, where Arthur Kipps, now an old man, has hired a young actor to help to re-enact a manuscript that he has written about a ghostly, supernatural experience he endured as a young solicitor.
There’s a terrifying tale waiting to be told. The Woman in Black, the 1987 stage production that inspired the 2012 film of the same name, shows just how a ghost story ought to be told – delivering two hours of conflict, action and suspense.