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Woman in Black
Member Name: kcsevenoaks
Woman in Black
Advantages: Acting and staging
Disadvantages: May leave you too scared to walk through the dark Lodon streets!
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 and is highly regarded and one of the scariest plays around. It's not full blown scream fest all the way through but rather a tense thriller where you are on the edge of your seat waiting for the next scare whilst at the same time being entranced by the sad tale which is being played out before you.
There are twists and turns the whole way through and the final twist is one which will surprise you. The staging and effects are a master class in stage tension and scares. And the two cast members who play the parts of the man whose tale must be told and the young actor are equally good.
Overall I love this play and even on a second visit it is still as tense and scary. Be warned if you watch an evening performance walking through the streets near the theatre after watching this play your mind can play all sorts of tricks on you!!
Summary: Good scary night out!
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