On Monday 6th June, THE WOMAN IN BLACK celebrated its 27th anniversary in the West End. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel has terrified over 7 million theatregoers since it first opened. Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
The West End show and tour are produced by PW Productions – the company behind the New Arts Theatre at Leicester Square.
Now, the unanimously acclaimed stage production of THE WOMAN IN BLACK embarks on a major tour from September 2016, opening at Lichfield Garrick Theatre, until the end of June 2017, visiting over 30 theatres nationwide. Plenty of opportunity to see if you’ll survive the tale…
The touring cast will perform their roles at The Fortune Theatre in London from 8th – 22nd August. David Acton will play the role of Mr Kipps and The Actor will be played by Matthew Spencer.
The production’s huge popularity has reached a global level, having toured to the United States, South America, Tokyo and Singapore. In 2012, Susan Hill’s novel THE WOMAN IN BLACK was released as a major motion picture, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which became the highest grossing British horror film in 20 years. The sequel to that film, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, came out in 2014.
Peter Wilston comments “Everyone at PWP is proud to continue presenting this perfect piece of theatre. The 2016/7 tour of THE WOMAN IN BLACK is dedicated to the Herford family who have done so much to support, love and create this landmark production.”
Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel tells the story of 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’. 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 to creep. The production is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt, lighting by Kevin Sleep and sound by Gareth Owen. The UK tour runs concurrently with the West End production.
The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter (The Daily Telegraph, 2002)
PW Productions is among the West End’s most significant theatre producers who are soon to announce more details on their plans for the New Arts Theatre. The three generations of producers at the heart of the company will pool their experiences to ensure the venue will be at the forefront of the industry. The New Arts Theatre at Leicester Square will be all about quality, boldness, innovation and connectivity. This 400-seat theatre will present a very different type of building to the conventional West End theatres we know.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
13th – 17th September, Lichfield Garrick Theatre
20th – 24th September, The Richmond Theatre
26th September – 1st October, Cambridge Arts Theatre
4th – 8th October, Windsor Theatre Royal
10th – 15th October, Northampton R&D
18th – 22nd October, The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
24th – 29th October, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
1st – 5th November, Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
7th – 12th November, Liverpool Playhouse
14th – 19th November, Exeter Northcutt Theatre
21st – 26th November, Bath Theatre Royal
29th November – 3rd December, The Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 9th – 14th January 2017, Southend Palace Theatre
17th – 21st January, Glasgow Kings Theatre
23rd – 28th January, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
30th January – 4th February, Leicester Curve
6th – 11th February, The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford
13th – 18th February, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
20th – 25th February, Theatre Royal Nottingham
27th February – 4th March, Princess Theatre Torquay
6th – 11th March, Grand Opera House, Belfast
13th – 18th March, Dublin Gaiety
20th – 25th March, Salford Lowry
27th March – 1st April, New TR Portsmouth
3rd – 8th April, Bromley Churchill Theatre
10th – 15th April, The New Victoria Theatre, Woking
17th – 22nd April, Norwich Theatre Royal
24th – 29th April, Theatre Royal Newcastle
1st – 6th May, Inverness Eden Court Theatre
8th – 13th May, Doncaster Cast
22nd – 27th May, Wolverhampton Grand
5th – 10th June, Cardiff New Theatre