The Woman in Black | London West End
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The Woman in Black, London West End
The Woman In Black treads in the footsteps of the classic ghost story, following the tradition of Charles Dickens and M.R James, of Henry James and Edith Wharton.
Woman In Black is not a horror story or a tale of terror, yet the events build up to a horrifying climax and instil a sense of horror. It relies on atmosphere, a vivid sense of place, on hints and glimpses and suggestions, on what is shadowy, heard and sometimes only half-seen, to chill the reader's blood to the marrow and make reading the book alone at night inadvisable for the faint-hearted.
The Woman In Black was first performed at the theatre-by-the-sea in Scarborough back in 1987. The original production of Woman In Black received rave reviews, paving the way for future productions throughout the country.
Woman In Black reached the West End in 1989 where it has been a major audience puller ever since. Woman In Black success has subsequently reached a global level, having spread to the US, South America and through to the Tokyo theatre scene, and beyond.
Unanimously acclaimed by the critics and now celebrating over 20 years in the West End, The Woman In Black combines the power and intensity of live theatre with the cinematic quality of film noir.