The Woman in Black:
The Woman in Black plays at Fortune Theatre
Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
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Arthur Kipps, a keen young solicitor solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose. He pieces together the details of her strange reclusive life alone in a remote and mysterious house. Years later, he recounts his experiences, desperate to exorcise the ghosts of the past.
Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir.
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