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The Woman in Black and Dinner at Fire & Stone

Delve into a brilliantly paced horror classic that relies on its excellent sound design, sets, and clever acting to tell a spine-chilling tale! The ticket includes an automatic table reservation at one of the most popular pre-theatre restaurants in the area - Fire & Stone.

Why Watch The Woman in Black

Holding a record for successfully captivating audiences for 30 consecutive years in London, The Woman in Black is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of the theatrical horror genre. Written by the prolific Susan Hill, The Woman in Black was adapted for theatre by Stephen Mallatratt and directed by Robin Herford. In fact, the show has become a standard study in on-stage illusions, atmosphere, and sustained horror. It is considerably more difficult to induce fear in a theatrical setting when compared with a movie.

The special effects, sound, and dialogue must be milked to their full potential to produce a satisfactory result, and The Woman in Black goes far beyond satisfactory. Besides the play itself, Fire & Stone is an exceptional place to enjoy a meal. With their impressive collection of homemade pizzas, burgers, pasta, and salads, they have risen to become one of the most popular eateries in the area.

The Story

The Woman in Black is narrated by an elderly gentleman named Arthur Kipps. In an attempt to exorcise the demons of his past, Kipps hopes to read an autobiographical piece to his family and friends. He begins by reenacting the day his boss sent him to a small village called Crythin Gifford on the northern coast of Britain to solicit the estate of a client who has passed away. Driven by his thirst for adventure and haughtiness, the young solicitor sets out to spend nights alone at the Eel Marsh House, which stands at a considerable distance from the rest of the village. What ensues is a truly horrifying tale of unleashed evil.

Good for

Lovers of Psychological Thrillers | Fans of Horror/p>

Critics Reviews

“The beautifully paced chills and thrills that follow may be a bit gimmicky, but they’re so clever, playful, high-spirited and confidently performed that you can’t help being impressed and delighted, even as you’re jumping out of your skin.”
– Los Angeles Times

“One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter.”
– Daily Telegraph

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Tues -Thurs 8 PM

Leading Roles
Matthew Spencer as Arthur Kipps
Stuart Fox as The Actor

Director
Robin Herford

Based on the novel by
Susan Hill

Stage Adaptation by
Stephen Mallatratt

Lighting Design
Kevin Sleep

Sound Design
Gareth Owen

Additional Info

Duration
2 hours including one intermission.

Audience
Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The Fortune Theatre has a seating capacity of 432.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Meal
The menu at Fire & Stone Covent Garden includes homemade pizzas, burgers, salads, pastas, and more.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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