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Woman In Black

By Stephen Mallatratt & Susan Hill
Directed by David Cox

Auditions: TBC
Performances:  2-12 November 2022

The haunting begins after All Souls Day at the Gryphon Theatre, where The Woman in Black will make its ghostly, ghastly appearance to thrill and chill all souls who dare to behold this grim and terrifying tale.

The Play 

This play opened in 1989 in London and never closed, making it now the second-longest running play on the West End. In 2012 it was made into a film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, and became the highest grossing British horror film in 20 years. “The Woman in Black” is the ultimate thriller/ghost story and a must see. 

The Plot

A middle-aged lawyer hires a younger actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a tale that has long haunted him.  Several years earlier the lawyer visited the house of a dead elderly recluse and there caught sight of the Woman in Black – a spectre which terrifies the local population and about whom it is said that anyone who sees her suffers tragedy.  As the two men rehearse the lawyer’s story it comes alive, in all its terrifying aspects.