THE WOMAN IN BLACK adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from a novel by Susan Hill

Direction: Paul Glaser

 

This is one of London's biggest hits ever.  Adapted from Susan Hill's gothic novel, it has been scaring audiences in the West End for over 30 years. The story concerns a young solicitor who is sent to a remote village to settle the affairs of a woman who recently died. In her eerie old house and on the foggy marshland surrounding it, he encounters frightening sounds and the ghostly appearance of a woman dressed in black. Add to that the mystery of a locked door, an empty rocking chair moving back and forth, the cries of a child in peril, a mother's vengeance – and you have all you need for a chilling evening in the theatre. 

“A masterpiece” (The Guardian)

 

Dieses Stück ist eine der erfolgreichsten Produktionen am Londoner West End überhaupt. Adaptiert von Susan Hill’s Grusel Roman zieht es seit über 30 Jahren seine Zuschauer in den Bann. Die Geschichte handelt von einem jungen Anwalt, der beauftragt wird in einem abgelegenen Dorf die Angelegenheiten einer kürzlich verstorbenen Frau zu regeln. In ihrem unheimlichen Haus, inmitten einer in Nebel gehüllten Marschlandschaft wird er mit unheimlichen Geräuschen und der geisterhaften Erscheinung einer in schwarz gekleideten Frau konfrontiert. Zusammen mit dem Geheimnis, dass sich hinter einer verschlossen Tür verbirgt, einem Schaukelstuhl, dem verängstigen Weinen eines Kindes und der Rache einer Mutter haben Sie alles, was Sie für den perfekten Nervenkitzel im Theater brauchen.

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CAST

ARTHUR KIPPS - Séamus Newham

THE ACTOR - Angus Villiers-Stuart

ABOUT THE ACTORS

ABOUT THE PLAY

CREATIVE TEAM

Direction: Paul Glaser

Set Design: Mathias Wardeck

Costume Desin: Patricia Royo

Lighting Design: Pia Virolainen

Sound Design & Music: Paul Glaser

Light & Sound Technician: Heiko Böttner

Stage Management and Properties: Rebecca Delmas and Bianca Maes

Set Design Assistance: René Ahnert

Hairstyling: Brigitte Wolf

London Casting: Gordon Griffin MBE

THE WOMAN IN BLACK is presented by special arrangement with The Agency (London), 24 Pottery Lane, London W11 4LZ, e-mail: info@theagency.co.uk

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