Susan Hill’s haunting The Woman in Black, which has now returned to London’s Fortune Theatre, has revealed that two of the show’s former actors have returned to the line up. 

The Woman in Black

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Terence Wilton (left) as Arthur Kipps and Max Hutchinson as The Actor.

Terence Wilton and Max Hutchinson returned to the show on Tuesday 7th September as Arthur Kipps and The Actor respectively, bringing the stirring tale of Eel Marsh House to the stage once more.

Having previously played the role of Arthur Kipps at the Fortune Theatre in 2017 and at the start of 2020, Terence Wilton returns to the show this year.

His other West End credits include Never So Good at the National Theatre, Treatment at the Donmar and War Music and Antony and Cleopatra at the Old Vic.

Terence has also performed The Taming of the Shrew at the Royal Shakespeare Company among many other productions with the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and on tour. 

Returning to the role of The Actor, Max Hutchinson’s recent theatre credits also include The 39 Steps at the Barn Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith at Jermyn Street Theatre, and the UK tour of Murder On The Nile. He has also appeared in the films Dream Horse and Downton Abbey.

A little more about The Women in Black

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’.

He engages a young actor to help him tell his story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It begins innocently enough, but as they delve further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur.

In June 2019 The Woman in Black celebrated its 30th anniversary in London’s West End with a special gala performance. It is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep.

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