The Woman in Black, Buxton Opera House
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in the West End, this acclaimed stage production is described as “a gripping exploration of terror”.
Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of the best-selling Gothic novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and 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 him.
It begins innocently enough but, as they reach 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 and the flesh begins to creep.
The Woman in Black has been thrilling audiences of all ages with its unique blend of suspense, drama and bold stagecraft.
It was first performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987 to rave reviews, following which the spook-fest opened in the West End in 1989, where it has enjoyed continued success as one of the most terrifying theatre events ever staged.
Now more than seven million people have seen it and lived to tell the tale!
Malcolm James plays Arthur Kipps and Matt Connor takes the role of The Actor.
In 2012, Susan Hill’s novel was released as film starring Daniel Radcliffe, best known for his role as Harry Potter, which successfully became the highest grossing British horror film in 20 years.
The Woman in Black runs this week from Tuesday to Saturday.
Box office: 01298 72190 or at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk