The Woman In Black

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

Opened: 7th June 1989

Booking Period: 28th March 2020

Show Times: Monday-Saturday 19:30 & Thursday and Saturday 15:00

Running Time: 2 hours

Venue: Fortune Theatre


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The Show

The Woman In Black is a stage adaptation of the 1983 book by Susan Hill and follows the story of Arthur Kipps, who is tasked with sorting through the deceased Crythin Gifford’s papers.  Upon travelling to the house, Kipps discovers a long-kept secret and he works to unravel the mystery.

The play adaptation premiered in Scarborough in 1987, transferring to London’s Lyric Hammersmith in January 1989 and again to the then Strand Theatre (now Novello Theatre) and to the Playhouse Theatre, before finally making its home at the Fortune Theatre in June of that year.  It is London’s second longest running play (with The Mousetrap as the longest).

The Cast 

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

Stuart Fox as Arthur Kipps

Matthew Spencer as The Actor

Robert Gill as Understudy Arthur Kipps

Raymond Rose as Understudy The Actor

Visiting Information

Our reviewer were thrilled and chilled by The Woman in Black giving it ★★★★★ and describing it as “…heart-pounding, dramatic, spine-chilling”.  To read the full review, click here.

The Woman In Black is playing at the Fortune Theatre and is currently booking into March 2020.  The Fortune Theatre opened on 8th August 1924 and was designed by Ernest Schaufelberg in Italianate style.

The Fortune Theatre is owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and therefore the best place to buy tickets for The Woman In Black is through their website.  For more information on your visit to the Fortune Theatre, read our guide.