The Woman in Black marks its eighth visit to The Lowry

Demand sees The Woman in Black return to The Lowry for its eighth visit

Mon 20 – Sat 25 March 2017

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel has terrified over 64,400 theatregoers across its previous seven visits to The Lowry. With an eighth visit planned from Mon 20 – Sat 25 March 2017that total is set to rise as demand for this thrilling production hasn’t seen any signs of slowing.  

The Woman in Black first took to the Lyric stage in April 2001 and then returned later that year in December. Subsequently the production visited the Salford based theatre a further fives times in February 2004, September 2005, January 2010, May 2013 and April 2015. 

Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successfully study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s 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 his soul. It begins innocently enough, but as they delve 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.

David Acton will play the role of Mr Kipps and The Actor will be played by Matthew Spencer.

The production’s huge popularity has reached a global level, having toured to the United States, South America, Tokyo and Singapore. In 2012, Susan Hill’s novel The Woman in Black was released as a major motion picture, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which became the highest grossing British horror film in 20 years. The sequel to that film, The Woman in Black 2: Angel Of Death, came out in 2014.

The West End show and tour are produced by PW Productions – the company behind the New Arts Theatre at Leicester Square.

Peter Wilson comments, “Everyone at PWP Is proud to continue presenting this perfect piece of theatre. The 2016/17 tour of The Woman in Black is dedicated to the Herford family who have done so much to support, love and create this landmark production.”

The production is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt, lighting by Kevin Sleep and sound by Gareth Owen.

The UK tour runs concurrently with the West End production.

Listings Info
The Woman in Black
The Lowry
Mon 20 – Sat 25 March 2017
7:30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat 2pm
Tickets: £21.50 – £30.50 (Including booking fees)
Box office: 0843 208 6000