Terence Wilton and James Byng Will Join West End's THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Terence Wilton and James Byng Will Join West End's THE WOMAN IN BLACKPW 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'.

Terence Wilton's recent theatre credits include 'Lord Lonsdale' in "William Wordsworth" (Theatre By The Lake); "Cat On A Hot In Roof" (Theatre Royal Northampton) and "The Sound of Music" (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre). For the RSC he recently played 'Baptista Minola' in "The Taming of the Shrew". His television credits include "Revelations - End Of Days", "The Crusades: The Crescent and the Cross"; "The Forsyte Saga"; "Inspector Alleyn Mysteries"; "Henry VI part 1"; "Some Distant Shadow"; "Dial M for Murder"; "Vanity Fair" and "Doctor Who".

James Byng's previous theatre credits include 'Toulouse-Lautrec' in "Moulin Rouge!" (Secret Cinema); 'Edgar Rychenkov' in "Noël" (National Opera House, Ireland); "Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales" (Bargehouse, South Bank); 'Group Captain Mandrake' in "Dr Strangelove" (Secret Cinema); 'Nick Willow' in "Carries War" (UK Tour); 'Posner' in "The History Boys" (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath UK Tour); 'Frodo' in "The Lord of the Rings" (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); "Les Misérables" (Palace Theatre); "Oliver!" (London Palladium); "Hey! Mr Producer" (Lyceum).

Now in its 29th year, Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel, The Woman In Black tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over his family by the spectre of a 'Woman in Black'. He engages a young actor to help him tell his story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It begins innocently enough, but as they delve further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins creep.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt, lighting by Kevin Sleep and sound by Gareth Owen.



The Fortune Theatre
Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH

Performance Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 8.00pm; Tuesday and Thursday at 3.00pm and Saturday at 4.00pm

Tickets: Prices are from £19.50 to £49.50 (Premium Seats are also available)
Box Office: 0844 871 7626

Currently booking until 3 March 2018

Visit www.thewomaninblack.com or follow @WomaninBlack_UK for more information.

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham; and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours in 2012. Her novels include "Strange Meeting", "I'm the King of the Castle", "A Kind Man" and "From The Heart". She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman In Black has been running in London's West End since 1989. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.

Stephen Mallatratt (1947 - 2004) wrote his early plays while working as an actor in Alan Ayckbourn's Scarborough company. Several of these were commissioned, produced and directed in Scarborough, first by Alan Ayckbourn himself, and later by Robin Herford, including The Woman In Black, which was first performed in Scarborough in 1987. Comic Cuts was written for the Contact Theatre in Manchester and won the Thames TV Theatre Writers Award, and after many regional British productions, culminated ten years later in the West End - retitled as The Glory of the Garden. In addition to original plays he wrote adaptations of books for both TV and theatre - including Henry James' The Turn of the Screw and Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. His television work included: The Innocents for YTV, and he adapted The Forsyte Saga for Granada. The Woman In Black stage play has been translated into at least 12 languages and performed at the last count in 42 countries.

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