Fortune Theatre - Current Show: The Woman in Black

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Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HH - Fortune Theatre Tickets: 0870 060 6626?

Fortune Theatre in London West End

Fortune Theatre, London West End

The Fortune Theatre is currently showing The Woman in Black.

The Fortune Theatre located in Russell Street, Covent Garden in London, was opened in 1924 and stands on the site of the old Albion Tavern. Since then of course, the Fortune has seen many celebrated actors and actresses perform on it's stage.

Amongst the impressive roll call are Dame Judi Dench, Dirk Bogarde and Maureen Lipman, who famously portrayed the late Joyce Grenfall in her one woman show, 'Re-Joyce'. Variety stars Flanders and Swann played here and The Fortune was home to the ground- breaking revue from Cambridge, Beyond The Fringe. That run saw the original line-up of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller perform together. Other shows that ran here include Mr Cinders, Double Double, Nunsense and Dangerous Obsession.

The Fortune is most closely associated, of course, with it's current production The Woman In Black which has become a West End legend. This enigmatic and brilliant play first took up residence at The Fortune in 1989. The theatre and the show celebrated 5000 performances in July 2001 with a huge party, which was held in the Stalls Bar and the auditorium! Everyone present agreed that it was a most unforgettable and enjoyable occasion.

For many years, The Fortune was privately owned, but in December 2001, it became part of the hugely successful Ambassador Theatre Group and joined ATG's nine other West End theatres.