London theatre’s favourite ghost story, The Woman In Black centres on a keen young solicitor who is sent to wind up the affairs of a recently deceased woman, Mrs Alice Drablow. Alone in the eerie, isolated Eel Marsh House, he is unaware of the tragedy lurking in the house’s dark corners, he only feels a sense of unease.
When he catches a glimpse of a wasted young woman dressed completely in black, Kipps tries to discover more about her, but the locals turn silent and he must find her secret on his own. Years later, he looks back on his experiences, desperate to exorcise the ghosts of the past.
A thriller, The Woman In Black is based on Susan Hill’s 1983 novel, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt but using much of Hill’s own description and dialogue. It features just two main cast members and minimal props to conjure its sense of rising fear.
Dates: 10th August to 17th December 2011
Timings: 4:00pm, 8:00pm