Everybody in the theatre can hear you scream!
Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h
Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt
From the novel by Susan Hill
Everybody in the theatre can hear you scream!
Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a ‘Woman in Black’, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as they reach further into his darkest memories the borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep...
Now celebrating its 23rd year in the West End, over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most chilling and successful theatre events ever staged.
We have put together a Social Story in conjunction with National Autistic Society Aylesbury Vale Branch, to support audience members on the autistic spectrum. We hope this helps. Click here to download it.
There are eight wheelchair positions with companion seats, six in the stalls and two in Circle 1
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has an infra-red sound amplification system with headsets and necklaces. Necklace: Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset: This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There are separate, accessible toilet facilities located at each of the principal seating levels.
The Chiltern Rail service links Aylesbury with London Marylebone. The town's station is a five minute walk from the Theatre.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is located within 200 metres of Aylesbury's main bus station.
There are plenty of car parks nearby Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. There are over 1600 spaces within easy walking distance of the Theatre including a multi-storey car park in Walton Street (for sat navs enter HP21 7QT), and Upper Hundreds car park. The Exchange Street car park is now open opposite the theatre.
Please note that the Canalside car park is now closed. There is available disabled car parking opposite the theatre in Exchange Street, which can also be used as a disabled drop-off point.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is a landmark building conveniently located on the edge of Aylesbury Town Centre, on the corner of Exchange Street and Walton Street.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee)
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 7614
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 (bkg fee)
Stage Door / Admin:* 01296 74 5100
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Our Summer 2013 brochure is out now or available in the venue.
The Waterside Café is the perfect place to enjoy a light lunch with friends, a meeting over coffee, or a sumptuous cake treat. The Waterside Cafe is located in our Stalls Foyer and is open from 10am through the day for morning coffee, afternoon tea, light bites and pre-show snacks including paninis, jacket potatoes and daily specials.
The Creative Learning department at the Waterside aims to enhance the theatre experience through fun and engaging Creative Learning events and activities.
There are many ways to get involved or work in partnership so please get in touch.
To join our mailing list please contact John Coughlan on 01296 745137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Office Counter Sales:
The Box Office is situated in the main foyer of the theatre and is open Mon - Sat 10am until 15mins after the last performance begins.
On days where there are no performances we close at 5pm.
On Sundays and Public Holidays we are closed unless there is a performance in which case we open 2 hours prior to the show and close 15mins after the last performance begins.