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The Woman in Black – New Theatre, Cardiff

A scene from The Woman In Black by Susan Hill @ Fortune Theatre.

Writer: Susan Hill Adaptor:  Stephen Mallatratt Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Beth Steer First performed in 1989, and enjoying a notoriously spooky, almost continuous theatre run during the 27 years since - Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black (adapted by Stephen Mallatratt) has come to Cardiff's New Theatre once more. Like the lingering curse of the Woman in Black herself, it's a production ...

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The Woman in Black – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

A scene from The Woman In Black by Susan Hill @ Fortune Theatre.

Writer: Stephen Mallatratt, from the novel by Susan Hill Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Selwyn Knight As a young solicitor, Arthur Kipps had an unsettling experience that has had a profound effect on his entire life. Now, as an older man, he hopes to exorcise the ghost by writing an account of what happened and then sharing it with family and friends. ...

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The Woman In Black – Theatre Royal, Norwich

A scene from The Woman In Black by Susan Hill @ Fortune Theatre.

Writer: Susan Hill Adaptation: Stephen Mallatratt Director: Robin Hereford Reviewer: Lu Greer The Woman in Black has, at this point, become a household name thanks to the original story, the blockbuster movie and of course the play. The stage version sets itself apart somewhat from the others, in that in forgoes the dozen or so characters in preference of a ...

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The Woman in Black – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Susan Hill Adaptor: Stephen Mallatratt Director: Robin Hereford Reviewer: John Roberts The Woman in Black has been scaring audiences in the West End and across the country for close to three decades thanks to Robin Hereford’s spine-chilling production of Susan Hill’s short novella. Adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, we are gently led into the dark past of ...

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Gaslight – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen He has directed the critically-acclaimed adaptation of The Woman in Black, and now Robin Herford is thrilling audiences once more - this time with Patrick Hamilton’s 1939 Victorian mystery play Gaslight. Running at the Oldham Coliseum, this is a production that is at once dark and comedic, combining a gripping and ...

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The Woman in Black – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Stephen Mallatratt, from the novel by Susan Hill Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Susan Hill's The Woman in Black has had an enviable literary life, originally a 1983 Gothic novella, followed four years later by a stage play, a 1989 BBC TV movie adaptation, then a 2012 film starring Daniel Radcliffe. The stage incarnation, now in its 30th ...

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The Woman in Black – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

A scene from The Woman In Black by Susan Hill @ Fortune Theatre.

Writer: Stephen Mallatratt, from the novel by Susan Hill Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Originally conceived as a cheap Christmas ghost story for Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre, The Woman in Black's low-budget staging moved into the West End in 1989 and has remained at the Fortune Theatre ever since, becoming one of London's longest running plays. Its touring equivalent suffers ...

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The Woman in Black  – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Stephen Mallatratt, from the novel by Susan Hill Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Ben Miller-Jarvest A black stage. A single candle, trembling in an actor's hand. Screams echoed through the theatre and not all of them came from the stage. If the cold shiver down the spine isn't a tip-off, The Woman In Black has arrived in town. Our setting ...

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