The Woman In Black chills at Royal & Derngate

The Woman In Black

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in the West End, the unanimously acclaimed spine-tingler The Woman In Black returns to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, from Monday to November 15.

The Woman In Black was first performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987 to rave reviews.

The production opened in the West End in 1989 where it has enjoyed continued success as well as numerous national tours.

Now celebrating its 25th year in the West End, over seven million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most terrifying and successful theatre events ever staged.

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.

For the current tour, Malcolm James plays the role of Arthur Kipps and Matt Connor plays the role of The Actor.

The production is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt, lighting by Kevin Sleep and sound by Gareth Owen.

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