The Woman In Black West End

The Woman In Black 2021

Run Time:
One hour and 50 minutes,One hour and 50 minutes
Ages: 11+
Opened: September 7, 2021
Closing: March 27, 2021

The Woman In Black - 2021 - West End History , Info & More

Fortune Theatre
(Covent Garden) Russell Street London

Adapted from Susan Hill’s classic book, The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre has been thrilling London audiences since 1989.

In The Woman in Black, junior solicitor Arthur Kipps journeys to the funeral of a client, Mrs Alice Drablow where he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard. Confused by the villagers' reluctance to speak of The Woman in Black, Kipps goes to Mrs. Drablow's former home Eel Marsh House, a building in the middle of a marsh, cut off from the mainland at high tide. While sorting through her papers he finds a box of letters, and ultimately discovers, to his own terrible cost, the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black.

Having terrified over seven million theatregoers across the globe over 30 years, The Woman in Black is now the second longest running play in London Theatre History.

**Pre Visit Requirements (ATG)**

**Mask**

We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.

**Proof of vaccine and/or test**

You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.

**Health check**

When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.

**Covid safety**

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.


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Photos: THE WOMAN IN BLACK Bows Out of the West End
by Aliya Al-Hassan - March 7, 2023


After 33 years, The Woman in Black has played its final West End performance. Check out the photos from the final show.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK Will Embark on UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - March 3, 2023


Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black will embark on a UK Tour, opening at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Wednesday 6 September 2023, following the production’s final performance in the West End at The Fortune Theatre tomorrow, Saturday 4 March.

Black Friday: Tickets From Just £15 for THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by Aliya Al-Hassan - November 23, 2022


Black Friday: Save up to 51% on The Woman in Black. Adapted from Susan Hill’s classic book, The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre has been thrilling London audiences since 1989.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK Will Play its Final Performance After 33 Years
by Stephi Wild - November 9, 2022


After 33 years in London's West End, the theatrical sensation that is Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK, will play its final performance at The Fortune Theatre, London on Saturday 4 March 2023.

Guest Blog: Julian Forsyth Talks About His 1000th Appearance in THE WOMAN IN BLACK & the Innovative Rehearsal Process
by Guest Blog: Julian Forsyth - September 13, 2022


What’s so special about The Woman in Black, and why is it still running in the West End after 33 years? As someone who is about to perform in it for the 1,000th time, I can offer an insider’s view that provides just one of several answers to that question.

Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK Celebrates 13,000 Performances on 13 August
by Stephi Wild - August 15, 2022


Susan Hill's The Woman in Black celebrated 13,000 performances at The Fortune Theatre on 13 August 2022. To celebrate this milestone performance, a strictly limited number of £13 tickets are available for select performances until 27 August.

Show of the Week: Save 54% On THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by Marianka Swain - April 18, 2022


Adapted from Susan Hill’s classic book, The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre has been thrilling London audiences since 1989.

Full Cast Announced For THE WOMAN IN BLACK; Terence Wilton and Max Hutchinson Return
by Stephi Wild - September 1, 2021


The full cast has been announced for the return of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK at The Fortune Theatre, London. Terence Wilton and Max Hutchinson will return to the show from Tuesday 7 September as 'Arthur Kipps' and 'The Actor' respectively.

Guest Blog: Max Hutchinson On Joining THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by Marianka Swain - February 10, 2020


We're just starting our second week of shows at the Fortune Theatre in the West End, after three weeks of rehearsal, and every bit of it has been an absolute joy so far. Last week the audiences were great - laughing and screaming in all the places we hoped they might.

Photo Flash: THE WOMAN IN BLACK Celebrates 30th Anniversary
by Stephi Wild - June 6, 2019


PW Productions celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK on Wednesday 5 June at The Fortune Theatre, London with celebrations led by producer Peter Wilson and director Robin Herford.

BWW Interview: Stuart Fox Talks THE WOMAN IN BLACK at Fortune Theatre
by Fiona Scott - June 7, 2019


Susan Hill's The Woman in Black is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary in the West End. As part of the celebrations, Stuart Fox has returned to the cast to reprise his role as Mr Kipps for a third time after playing him in the West End production at the Fortune Theatre and other UK venues on tour. He spoke to BroadwayWorld about returning to the show.

Stuart Fox and Matthew Spencer Join THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by Stephi Wild - March 1, 2019


As Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK at The Fortune Theatre, London prepares to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in the West End in June 2019, PW Productions are delighted to announce that from Tuesday 19 March 2019 the show will star Stuart Fox as 'Arthur Kipps' and Matthew Spencer as 'The Actor'.

BWW Interview: Richard Hope and Mark Hawkins Talk THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by Cindy Marcolina - June 13, 2018


Richard Hope and Mark Hawkins have taken over the roles of Arthur Kipps and The Actor in The Woman in Black. The second longest-running play in the West End is going into their 30th year at the Fortune Theatre, where we met the actors to discuss the show, fear, and ghosts.

Guest Blog: Terence Wilton Talks THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by Guest Blog: Terence Wilton - September 7, 2017


Last week I was delighted to receive a good luck card from the splendid and venerable actor John Nettleton. 'There, my blessings on thee,' it said. He reminded me that he had last said those words to me as Polonius (I played Laertes, his son) in Hamlet at the Old Vic Theatre nearly 40 years ago.

Terence Wilton and James Byng Will Join West End's THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2017


PW Productions are delighted to announce that from Tuesday 29 August 2017, Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK at The Fortune Theatre, London will star Terence Wilton as 'Arthur Kipps' and James Byng as 'The Actor'.  

BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Fortune Theatre, 1 December 2016
by Gary Naylor - December 2, 2016


Gary Naylor sees a long-running West End haunted house mystery and revels in its unabashed theatricality

THE WOMAN IN BLACK Announce New West End Cast
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016


Stuart Fox (Woman in Mind, Vaudeville; The Normal Heart, Royal Court and Albery; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fortune Theatre) and Joseph Chance (Jeeves & Wooster, UK and Far East Tour; Wallander) have been cast in the unanimously acclaimed stage production of The Woman in Black.

BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Exeter Northcott Theatre, 15 November 2016
by Nicky Sweetland - November 17, 2016


Stephen Mallatratt's ghoulish adaptation of Susan Hill's infamous ghost story has been frightening London audiences for over twenty-five years and embarked on a UK tour in September. Whilst on its travels the classic play has taken up residence for a spell of haunting at Exeter's Northcott Theatre this week, allowing Devon audiences the opportunity to see the hit show within their locale. Unlike some of the West End's other long running stage offerings, it's easy to see why The Woman in Black has enjoyed such longevity, as the timeless tale remains an utterly thrilling theatrical white-knuckle ride.

Adam Best and Ken Drury Lead New Cast of THE WOMAN IN BLACK from Today, July 3
by BWW News Desk - July 3, 2012


A new cast was previously announced for The Woman in Black, one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever performed, now in its 23rd year in the West End in a production revisited by original director Robin Herford. Adam Best will play The Actor and Ken Drury will play Arthur Kipps from today, 3rd of July, 2012.

Adam Best & Ken Drury to Lead New Cast of THE WOMAN IN BLACK, July 3
by James T Harding - May 30, 2012


A new cast has been announced for The Woman in Black, one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever performed, now in its 23rd year in the West End in a production revisited by original director Robin Herford. Adam Best will play The Actor and Ken Drury will play Arthur Kipps from the 3rd of July, 2012.

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