From the 22nd May, a new cast will be taking over Robin Herford’s production of Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story.
It has been confirmed that from the 22nd May, The Woman in Black will star Richard Hope as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Mark Hawkins as ‘The Actor’.
Richard Hope’s previous stage credits includes Queen Anne; The Park; The History Boys; Orlando; King Lear; Much Ado About Nothing; Don Juan, Hamlet and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. His television credits include: Poldark, Broadchurch, Midsomer Murders; Doctor Who; Poirot; Brideshead Revisited; Foyles War and Tipping the Velvet.
Meanwhile, Mark Hawkins has previously appeared on stage in productions of The Railway Children; Muted; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Richard III; The Night Before Christmas;The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; Julius Caesar and Pills Thrills and Automobiles, and also The Woman in Black on tour.
June 2018 sees The Woman in Black entering its 30th year in the West End. Directed by Robin Herford, Susan Hill’s story was adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt.
The Woman in Black tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over 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 creep.
The production also features designs by Michael Holt, lighting by Kevin Sleep and sound by Gareth Owen.
The Woman in Black continues to play at the Fortune Theatre until the 26th January 2019. Ticketmaster.co.uk, ATG Tickets, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com , Encore Tickets, See Tickets.com or through Love London Love Culture here.