Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating three decades in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
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 then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.
Please be advised that we do have large school groups attending the show for most performances.
(Photography by Tristram Kenton)
The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter- Daily Telegraph
A ghost play guaranteed to send shivers down your spine- Neil Norman, Daily Express 2018
One of Covent Garden’s smallest theatres, the Fortune is an atmospheric theatre. Built in 1924, the Fortune has seen many a major name up in lights, including Dame Judi Dench and Alan Bennett. Since 1989, the Fortune Theatre has played host to the enigmatic and brilliant production of The Woman in Black.