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Susan Hill's Chilling Supernatural Play Going On UK Tour
After thrilling and delighting audiences in London's famous West End for more than a quarter of a century, theatre lovers throughout the UK will soon get the chance to see the nerve-tingling supernatural classic, The Woman In Black, as it embarks on a tour of the country.
The Woman In Black is taking to UK stages
After celebrating a total of 27 years in the West End, The Woman In Black is embarking on a major UK tour, and audiences in the Midlands will get the opportunity to see it first when it opens at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Tuesday 13 September until Saturday 17 September, before continuing on a tour across the UK until May 2017.
Matthew Spencer appears as The Actor in the supernatural thriller
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. Events commence innocently enough, but as they delve further into his darkest memories, things take a sinister turn for the worse.
David Acton is set to play Mr Kipps and The Actor will be played by Matthew Spencer. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, has been described as a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror, with critics having acclaimed it as a 'truly nerve-shredding experience'. Certainly the seven million theatregoers who have flocked to see the stage play of The Woman In Black worldwide can't be wrong.
Of course, Susan Hill's 1983 novel of The Woman In Black has twice been turned into a film, the most recent in 2012 which was directed by James Watkins and starred Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. The Woman in Black runs at the Lichfield Garrick from Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 September 2016 with a variety of evening and matinee performances. Tickets start from £20, and can be booked online or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.
The 2012 film poster of The Woman In Black (Wikipedia)
UK tour dates
Sept 13-17 Lichfield Garrick Sept 20-24 Richmond Theatre
Sept 26 - Oct 1 Cambridge Arts Theatre
Oct 3 - 8 Windsor Theatre Royal
Oct 10 - 15 Northampton Royal Derngate
Oct 18 - 22 Stoke Regent Theatre
Oct 25 - 29 West Yorkshire Playhouse
Nov 1 - 5 Canterbury Marlowe
Nov 7 - 12 Liverpool Playhouse
Nov 14 - 19 Exeter Northcott Theatre
Nov 21 - 26 Bath Theatre Royal
Nov 29 - Dec 3 Aylesbury Waterside
Jan 9 - 14 Southend Cliffs Pavilion Palace
Jan 17 - 21 Glasgow King's Theatre
Jan 23 - 28 Cheltenham Everyman
Jan 30 - Feb 4 Leicester Curve
Feb 6 - 11 Hereford Courtyard
Feb 14 - 18 Aberdeen Performing Arts
Feb 20 - 25 Nottingham Theatre Royal
Feb 28 - Mar 4 Torquay Princess Theatre
Mar 7 - 11 Belfast Grand Opera House
Mar 13 - 18 Dublin Gaiety Theatre
Mar 20 - 25 Salford Lowry
Mar 27 - Apr 1 Portsmouth New Theatre Royal
Apr 3 - 8 Bromley Churchill Theatre
Apr 11 - 15 Woking New Victoria
Apr 24 - 29 Newcastle Theatre Royal
May 1 - 6 Inverness Eden Court