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  2. South East England
  3. London

The Woman in Black

Product ID: 193763
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Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, is summoned to attend a funeral. It is not until he sees a young woman, dressed all in black, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold.
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Duration 2 hours
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Highlights
  • Be petrified from beginning to end
  • Experience the unique use of illusion and the suspense of controlled horror
  • Enjoy the ghostly story
Full description
The play begins on an empty stage, as an older actor Arthur Kipps is reading his story aloud in an effort to exorcise the spirit from his life. His delivery is mocked by a younger actor, who decides to act out Kipps' narrative himself, assuming his role whilst the real Kipps plays the other characters from the story and the ghost story begins to unfold.

The story tells of the younger Arthur Kipps, a junior Lawyer, who is sent to settle the estate of Alice Drablow who lives in the remote Eel Marsh House. As he notices a mysterious figure dressed in black at her funeral, he is shocked to find out that none of the other villagers reported seeing her.

Undeterred from his task, Kipps spends time alone at the house, and finds himself cut off from the town thanks to the marshes. He is forced to spend a night in the house, discovering a child's nursery behind a locked door. His curiosity leads to him revealing a haunting secret – a secret which makes him wish he never found out.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to the show
What’s Not Included
  • Transport
  • Food
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

Fortune Theatre Russell Street Covent Garden London WC2B 5HH

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• Suitable for ages 12+