Woman in Black Reviews
Description:Fortune Theatre, Russell Square, WC2. Tel: +44 (0)20 7836 2238. Nearest tube: Covent Garden.
Newest Review: ... lights go down, more smoke is put into the theatre and the story begins. Arthur Kipps (played by Ken Drury) takes the stage and begins to read out the beginning of his tale. However, he is quickly interrupted by an actor (played by Adam Best) running down the center isle of the theatre, who tells him to start over again and to put some feeling into the reading. Kipps has come to the actor in ... more
Customer Woman in Black Reviews (16)
by - written on 20/12/12 (Very useful, 81 readings)
On a recent trip to London, I went to see The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre in London's Covent Garden. After seeing the film, which was terrifying, I was a little nervous about seeing this play. My flatmate and I had to go to a matinee as it wasn't being shown the night we were in London and we managed to get front row seats for a really good price. As we walked into the theatre, it was filled with smoke which set the scene really well. Walking into that theatre made me think back to the film and the scary, misty moors near the dead woman's house and it instantly made me a bit creeped out. Unfortunately, as this was a matinee, there was a school visit ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/10/11 (Useful, 56 readings)
Everyone has a story to tell? Some are good and some are bad. One of the charecters in this spine chilling play has a tale to scare with twists and turns which he feels he needs to tell. He takes the help of a young actor to retell the tale which lead him to a remote country house in the middle of a marsh and the mysterious woman in black. I will keep the rest of the plot a secret as this is best seen without knowing what is going to happen next. The basic premise is that it is set in a theatre (oopps giving more stuff away though with good reason!) which make the small and intimate Fortune Theatre an ideal venue. This production has been here for some years ... Read the complete review
by Alyssa - written on 10/09/09
The woman in black was one of the most amazing plays I have ever seen. A solicitor named Arthur Kipps tries to tell a story, a true story which he experienced when he was a young man. He has carried the horror with him for a majority of his life but now has realised that it is time to set it free. In hopes of parting with his story he wishes to tell it to his family and friends, in doing so he hires a young actor. At first the actor is not sure whether to help Arthur further but with a desperate plea Arthur persuades him otherwise. Arthur Kipps as a young man was sent to sort out an old woman's house and documents. He first goes to the funeral of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/11/08 (Very useful, 587 readings)
The Woman in Black, written by Stephen Mallatrat is based on the novel by Susan Hill. It opened at the Fortune Theatre in London's west end in 1989 and has played to audiences of over two million since, being the second longest running play in the West End, after The Mousetrap. The gothic formula of the novel is realized on stage with great ingenuity through the use of meta-theatre as a way in for modern audiences skeptical of the realities of the stage. The play opens with a virtually bare stage, a young actor, and Arthur Kipps: a man with a tragic tale to tell. Wanting some training in telling his tale to his family, he becomes the unwilling participant in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/10/08 (Very useful, 292 readings)
I have seen The Woman in Black four times. As an avid theatre goer, I invite you to a unique and engaging performance. As a Drama teacher, I invite you to experience a superb example of what Antonin Artaud called 'Theatre of Cruelty'. Susan Hill, the writer of the novel on which Stephen Mallatrat based the play, had a simple idea. She trawled through a mountain of gothic tales and ghost stories, looking for the basic formula that would grip a reader, scare and thrill them. In my opinion, the novel is good. What Mallatrat does with the stage play is inspired. Rather than adapting the novel directly, he creates a piece of meta-theatre that not ... Read the complete review
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