Malcolm James and Matt Connor join the cast of the hit West End thriller based on Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story. 

The new cast took to the stage for the first time last night, in one of the most chilling and thrilling shows currently showing in the West End.

The Woman in Black is now in its 27th year in London and has been seen by seven million theatre goers and is currently booking until the 21st January 2017 at the Fortune Theatre.

Directed by Robin Herford and adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, the production was originally performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987. It then reached the West End in 1989, where it received critically acclaim and has been playing and terrifying audiences ever since.

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, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. 

Malcolm James revisits the role of Arthur Kipps, following on from starring in the role on the national tour of the production. His other recent theatre credits includes Birdsong (national tour), Equus (London Classic Theatre) and  Potting Shed (Finborough Theatre).

Meanwhile, Matt Connor makes his West End debut in The Woman in Black. His previous roles include Sons of the Desert (Royal Court Liverpool) and The Glass Menagerie (Chipping Norton Theatre).

Here is a reminder of what Love London Love Culture thought of the show.

The Woman in Black is currently booking at the Fortune Theatre until the 21st January 2017. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets,, Discount, Last, Theatre Tickets, Love, Theatre and UK