The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Or call 020 7206 1174


Terence Wilton: Arthur Kipps 

Max Hutchinson : The Actor


Playwright: Stephen Mallatratt

Author: Susan Hill

Director: Robin Herford

Producers: PW Productions

Designer: Michael Holt

Lighting Designer: Kevin Sleep

Original Sound Design: Rod Mead

Sound Designer: Sebastian Frost

Vision Productions: Jessica Fraser

Stage Management: Jon Huyton, Julia Crammer, Emily Ida


Join the millions of people all over the world who have experienced ‘The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter’ Daily Telegraph.

Why go and see it?

A gripping and terrifying stage adaption of one the world’s most chilling tales. One not to miss if you love to be scared out of your wits!

Child Goes Free offer: Select Band A seats on a Tuesday to Saturday performance from 7 September to 18 December 2021 (excludes October half term w/c 25/10/21) and with every one full price adult; one child goes for free. Subject to availability – transaction and booking fees still apply. Limited to children 18 and under.

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating three decades in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

 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, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.

Please be advised that we do have large school groups attending the show for most performances.

(Photography by Tristram Kenton)

Location and Time

Tue-Sat at 20.00
Tue and Thu at 15.00
Sat at 16.00
Age guidance 12+

Accesibility and accessible performances

Accessibility Performances
Access Booking Line: 0800 912 6971
Typetalk Number: 18001 0800 912 6971

Fortune Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Please contact the Box Office to request the Visual Story.

There are no steps into the foyer and the Box Office is on the right. There are 21 steps down to the stalls. 7 steps up to the Dress Circle and 40 steps up to the Upper Circle. All stairwells have handrails. The auditorium is open 30 mins before the performance.

Wheelchair transfers – there are 7 steps up to the back of the Dress Circle. Dress F6-7 are the easiest seats to transfer to being level with the back of the auditorium.

Non-Transfer Patrons – Dress F16-17 can be removed to accommodate patrons who cannot transfer. A wheelchair lift is accessible by the side fire exit. When customers arrive they will be assisted by a front of house member who will guide them around to the side entrance and the lift. It can only accommodate standard size wheelchairs not scooters or larger electric wheelchairs. This lift is also available for patrons who wish to transfer to a seat but cannot manage the 7 steps up to the dress circle.

Box A is only accessible to unaided wheelchair transfers through the side fire exit.

Wheelchairs and scooters will be stored in a safe place.

The Fortune Theatre is equipped with a Sennheiser infra-red sound amplification system, available in all areas of the auditorium. To access the infra-red systems please request receiving equipment from the Box Office situated in the main foyer. There are two devices available:

Induction Loop Necklace – suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. 

Headset – this device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.

Guide dogs are not permitted inside the auditorium due to loud sound effects in the show. Staff are happy to look after guide dogs during the performance.

There are accessible ladies toilets on all levels and gents in the stalls and upper level. The toilet next to Box A is an access toilet and can be accessed via the side fire exit.