A ghostly tale in Woman in Black

PUBLISHED: 09:08 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:08 27 November 2013

The Woman in Black. Photo: Craig Sugden.

The Woman in Black. Photo: Craig Sugden.


THE chilling ghost story Woman In Black will swoop into Bath’s theatre this winter.

The nerve-jangling play – which has also been adapted to the big screen with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe – is in its 24th year in the West End and will be on stage next week.

Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Alice Drablow, Eel Marsh House’s sole inhabitant, but is unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows.

He glimpses a young woman dressed all in black at the ceremony, someone who the locals refuse to talk about, as well as her dark purpose.

Years later Kipps, now an old man, recounts his experiences to an actor in a desperate attempt to exorcise the curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family.

As the two men act out the solicitor’s experiences on Eel Marsh all those years ago, the border between reality and make believe blurs and the past comes to life.

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel combines the power of live theatre which will no doubt have audiences quaking in their seats.

The Woman In Black will be at the Theatre Royal Bath from Monday to December 7.

Showings from Monday to December 4 will be at 7.30pm with an 8pm showing from December 5-7.

Matinee performances will also be at 2.30pm on December 4-5, and December 7 at 4pm.

Tickets, priced £17.50-33.50, are available from the box office on 01225 448844.

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