Show Closed
The Woman in Black
Show Closed

The Woman in Black

Critics' Choice
07 Sep 2021 - 04 Mar 2023
2 hr 00 min inc interval

Why Watch The Woman in Black

  • The Woman in Black is an exciting, thrilling drama that is also the second-longest-running horror show with over 30 years of performance in the West End.
  • This horror drama first featured in the West End in 1989 and has now returned to London’s Fortune Theatre to keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • Discover how an old man deals with a curse that was put on his family with this engaging play.
  • Catch the performance of Terrence Wilton as Arthur Kipps and Max Hitchinson as The Actor in this hauntingly beautiful drama.
  • If you are looking to experience a terrifying live theatre experience, then you cannot miss out on The Woman in Black!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


The Woman in Black is a play adapted by Stephen Mallatrat and is based on a book by Susan Hill. Witness the two protagonists transport you into a ghostly world with impeccable stage design.
The play revolves around an old man named Arthur Kipps who attended a client’s funeral years ago and had the misfortune of learning about The Woman in Black. Years later, he tries to exorcise the ghost by sharing his experience with an actor on the stage.
First performed in 1987 at Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough, this play made its way to the West End in 1989 and became the second-longest-running show. The current cast of this horror play will see Terrence Wilton reprising his role as Arthur Kipps and Max Hitchingson playing the Actor.It is one of the scariest live theatre experiences that you will ever see!

The Story

In The Woman in Black, you will follow the story of a solicitor named Arthur Kipps who travels to Eel Marsh House to attend the funeral of its sole inhabitant, Mrs. Alice Drablow. Unaware of the dark secrets surrounding this house, he catches a glimpse of a young woman, dressed in black, at the funeral. When he inquires about her, he starts feeling a little uneasy as everyone is scared to discuss this woman in black.
As he returns, his life becomes haunted and misfortunes befall him. In an attempt to drive it away, he takes the help of an actor years later to tell his story to others.

Show Timings

  • Tue and Thu at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Wed and Fri at 8:00 PM
  • Sat at 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Julian Forsyth as Arthur Kipps, Matthew Spencer as The Actor

Playwright: Stephen Mallatratt

Direction: Robin Herford

  • This production is recommended for ages 12+. All children aged 5-16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

The Woman in Black Tickets

Book online tickets for The Woman in Black musical in London.

Booking Period: From 7 Sep 2021 - 04 Mar 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your The Woman in Black voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.
  • Online Venue Check-In: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

Fortune Theatre

Located on Russell Street, Convent Garden in London, the Fortune Theatre opened in 1924. Built on the site of the old Albion Tavern, this was the first theatre to be built in London after World War I. The Fortune Theatre is closely associated with The Women in Black which was a long-running play in the West End in 2005 and has now returned to the West End Theatre. Shows of the past include Double Double, Mr. Cinders, Dangerous Obsession, and many more.
Seating Capacity: 419

Fortune Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Russell St, London WC2B 5HH, UK

Tube: The nearest tube station to the Fortune Theatre is Covent Garden in the Piccadilly line and Temple Station in the Circle/District line.

Bus: The following bus lines ply close to the theatre: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 87, 91, 168, 171, 188, 341, and 521.

Available Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, In-house bar, Coat check, Assistive Listening System, Guide dogs, Washrooms

Accessibility: Fortune Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Fortune Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Strictly prohibited

FAQs | The Woman in Black

How can I buy tickets to the West End show The Woman in Black ?

You can book online tickets to The Woman in Black for a hassle-free experience.

When is the opening date of The Woman in Black in London?

The Woman in Black will start playing in Fortune Theatre Theatre from 7 Sep 2021.

How much are the tickets for The Woman in Black ?

The ticket price for The Woman in Black will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £25.80.

How long does The Woman in Black run for?

The Woman in Black duration is 1 hour and 45 minutes without intermission.

Where is the West End show The Woman in Black playing in London?

You can watch the West End show The Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show The Woman in Black ?

By booking your The Woman in Black tickets with us, you can avail yourself of exciting discounts.

Are there accessible tickets for The Woman in Black ?

Yes. Since Fortune Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for The Woman in Black.

Do I need to purchase a The Woman in Black ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 5 can attend The Woman in Black with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for The Woman in Black ?

Yes. Depending on the seat of your choice, you can find cheaper tickets for The Woman in Black. Click here to view your various ticket options.

10 million +

Happy customers across 10,000+ experiences


5,000+ verified reviews with 90% excellent score

100% Safe

All the outdoor activities are 100% safe and secure

24x7 Help Center

Have a question? Live chat with local experts anywhere, anytime

Customers Who Booked This Show Also Viewed

London Theatre TicketsPlaysThe Woman in Black - Tickets