David Acton, Ben Deery to Join Cast of THE WOMAN IN BLACK

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.

Ben Deery (Anne Boleyn, All's Well That Ends Well, Henry VIII at Shakespeare's Globe; La Cage Aux Folles at The Playhouse Theatre; Dangerous Corner, Much Ado About Nothing at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds) will play The Actor.

David Acton (Down by the Greenwood Side at Donmar Warehouse; King Lear at the Young Vic; Hamlet at Oxford Playhouse; The Clandestine Marriage at Bristol Old Vic) will play Arthur Kipps.

The new cast will take over on the 26th September 2011.

Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, The Woman in Black combines the power and intensity of live theatre with the cinematic quality of film noir. More than seven million people have been transported into a terrifying world in an unremitting drama that has them literally jumping out of their seats.

The Woman In Black was first performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987. The original production received rave reviews, paving the way for future productions throughout the country. It reached the West End in 1989 where it has been a major success ever since. Its success has subsequently reached a global level, having spread to the US, South America and through to the Tokyo theatre scene, and beyond.

Listings information

THE WOMAN IN BLACK Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill

Directed by Robin Herford
Design by Michael Holt
Lighting by Kevin Sleep

Cast: Ben Deery and David Acton

The Fortune Theatre
Russell Street
London WC2
Box Office 0844 871 7626

Booking until 25th February 2012

Stalls £45, £35
Dress Circle £45, £35
Upper Circle £24.50, £16.50

Performance Dates:
Monday-Saturday 8pm
Tuesday 3pm,
Saturday 4pm

From 9th January 2012 the performance schedule will change to:
Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm
Tuesday & Thursday at 3pm, Saturday at 4pm

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