Twenty-eight years ago a new production made its debut in Scarborough. The Woman in Black was a hit from the off, and the adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel soon transferred to the West End.
The work is now celebrating its 25th anniversary in theatre-land, and to date, more than seven million people have endured and enjoyed what is considered to be one of the most terrifying and successful theatre events ever staged.
A couple of years ago it made the big screen too, of course, with Daniel ‘Harry Potter’ Radcliffe in the starring role.
That film went on to become the highest grossing British horror film for two decades.
If you have so far managed to steer clear of the book, stage version and the film (which takes quite some doing), here’s what you need to know:
‘Arthur Kipps in 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.
It begins innocently enough, but as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep.’
The theatrical exploration of terror is yours to engage with fat MK Theatre from Monday, and through to Saturday (March 28), with Malcolm James as Arthur, and Matt Connor as the young actor.
To book tickets visit www.atgtiuckets.com/miltonkeynes