The West End’s production of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, is set for a cast change with two new lead actors.

The Woman in Black

Source: Tristram Kenton

Mark Hawkins ‘The Actor’ and Richard Hope ‘Arthur Kipps’

The show, now in its 29th year in the West End, has revealed that Terence Wilton will star as Arthur Kipps and James Byng as The Actor.

Tickets for The Woman in Black are available to book at the West End’s Fortune Theatre until 3rd March 2018.

Group rates are on offer for parties with eight or more people.

Synopsis: The Woman in Black

The show has been adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from Susan Hill’s novel by the same name.

The story follows Arthur Kipps, a lawyer who believes a curse has been put upon him and his family for unleashing the spirit of the Woman in Black during one of his business trips. He asks the aid of a young actor to help tell his story.

However during their re-enactment, the duo discover that the further they delve into Kipps’ story, the more caught up they become in the curse.

The production only has two cast members who tell the story through use of props to create the atmosphere and sound effects are used to create different scenes.

The Woman In Black is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt, lighting by Kevin Sleep and sound by Gareth Owen. 


Terence Wilton’s theatre credits include Lord Lonsdale in William Wordsworth at Theatre ByThe Lake, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at Theatre Royal Northampton and The Sound Of Music at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

His television credits include Dial M For Murder, Vanity Fair and Doctor Who.

James Byng’s theatre credits include Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rouge! at the Secret Cinema, Posner in The History Boys in West Yorkshire Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath UK Tour, Frodo in The Lord of the Rings at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre.

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