Theatre News

The Woman in Black to embark on UK tour 

The show closes in the West End this weekend – but the spooks won’t be away for long! 

Matthew Spencer in the West End production of The Woman in Black Tristram Kenton

Just as it prepares to end its record-setting West End run, The Woman in Black has announced it will embark on a UK tour. 

Based on Susan Hill’s thriller, the show follows a man who believes his family has been cursed by a mythic and terrifying presence. The intimate show, which played over 33,000 performances in the West End over the course of 33 years, will conclude its run at the Fortune Theatre tomorrow. 

Opening in Wolverhampton on 6 September 2023, the tour will visit Cardiff, Billingham, Buxton, Aylesbury, Southend, Richmond, Poole, Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Truro, York, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Ipswich, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Dartford, High Wycombe and Crewe. Further tour dates and casting are to be announced.

The Woman in Black is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep.

The producers said today in a statement: “Throughout the production’s run in the West End and during its many tours we have been determined to keep ticket prices within the range of students and young people. This policy will continue in whatever form the play and production take in the future.”