Theatre: Scare Yourself Silly at The Woman in Black

Do you believe in ghosts? If not, this show may change your mind. A few of us popped in to see The Woman in Black last night. Even though I'd seen the show before, I was scared silly and loved every second of it. As the play opens, the sparse set is populated by two actors. And then, a very spooky woman in black walked past me...and I was gripped. Have a listen to the interview with the director, Robin Herford - it will certainly give you an idea of how this great play has come to the stage. This summer The Woman in Black is celebrating its 20th birthday in the West End. Since 1989, over seven million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most exciting, spooky, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged. Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world. The cast includes, Julian Forsyth and Christopher Naylor and a mystery lady, who walks around the auditorium and will scare you senseless.