Join me in The Gaiety Theatre for a wonderful night...
The Woman In Black has been in the West End in London for 23 years and over 7 million people have seen it live worldwide.
I will be in the Upper Gallery in Row O.
The performance begins at 730pm, I will be in the Circle bar in the Gaiety at 645pm onwards, text or ring if you can't find me.
I've seen this 3 times in London.
It might not be for those of a very nervous disposition, but it is fabulous and though I was terrified watching it the first time I really really enjoyed it!
Joint meetup with Sober Slice.
See ya there!
Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house’s sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman dressed all in black at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold. This feeling is deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black – and her terrible purpose.
Years later, as an old man, he recounts his experiences to an actor in a desperate attempt to exorcise the ghosts of the past. The play unfolds around the conversations of these two characters as they act out the solicitor’s experiences on Eel Marsh all those years ago.
The Woman In Black
11 March 2013 - 23 March 2013
Adapted by STEPHEN MALLATRATT
From the novel by SUSAN HILL
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the unanimously acclaimed stage production of THE WOMAN IN BLACK embarks on a major UK tour this autumn, opening at Northampton Royal & Derngate on Tuesday 9 October and touring until June 2013. THE WOMAN IN BLACK was first performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987 to rave reviews. It opened in the West End in 1989 where it has enjoyed continued success ever since and has also seen numerous national tours. The production’s huge popularity has reached a global level, having spread to the United States, South America and Tokyo. Now in its 23rd year in the West End, over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most terrifying and successful theatre events ever staged. Susan Hill’s novel The Woman in Black has reached an even wider audience this year with the release of a major motion picture, starring Daniel Radcliffe (‘Harry Potter’), which has successfully become the highest grossing British horror film in 20 years. 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 reach 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. Julian Forsyth plays the role of ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Antony Eden plays the role of ‘The Actor’. Both Forsyth and Eden have previously performed these roles at the Fortune Theatre in the West End. The production is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep. Produced by PW Productions Ltd.