The show, which has this year celebrated its 30th anniversary in the West End, will open in Blackpool this September before touring venues across the UK. 

The Woman in Black

Source: Tristram Kenton

Matthew Spencer ‘The Actor’ and Stuart Fox ‘Arthur Kipps’ in the West End production.

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over his family by the spectre of a ‘Woman in Black’.

The chilling play sees the lawyer and a young actor, who he enlists to help him to exorcise the fear that grips his soul, caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins creep.

Announcing details of the new tour, producer Peter Wilson said: “In celebration of The Woman in Black’s incredible 30 years in the West End, I am thrilled that this iconic production is to tour the UK once again. This show is set to thrill and scare audiences like never before and I can’t think of a better way to mark our birthday.”

In June, The Woman in Black celebrated three decades in London’s West End with a special gala performance at The Fortune Theatre. 

The Woman in Black

Source: Tristram Kenton

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel has been described by critics as one of theatre’s “biggest and scariest hits”. 

About the tour

It will open at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on Wednesday 11th September and is currently booking until May 2020 with further dates to be announced. 

Selected dates and venues include: 

  • Cheltenham Everyman Theatre: Monday 16th - Saturday 21st September
  • Royal & Derngate, Northampton: Monday 30th September - Saturday 5th October
  • The Orchard Theatre, Dartford: Monday 28th October - Saturday 2nd November
  • York Theatre Royal: Tuesday 12th - Saturday 16th November
  • Southend Palace Theatre: Monday 13th - 18th January, 2020 
  • Curve, Leicester: Monday 20th - Saturday 20th January, 2020
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre: Monday 24th - Saturday 29th February, 2020
  • The Princess Theatre, Torquay: Tuesday 3rd - Saturday 7th March, 2020
  • Hull New Theatre: Tuesday 14th - Saturday 18th April, 2020
  • Churchill Theatre, Bromley: Monday 27th April - Saturday 2nd May, 2020
  • Malvern Theatres: Monday 11th - Saturday 16th May

Group organisers should contact individual theatres for booking details including any special rates. The West End production is currently booking until the end of March, 2020.

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