The Woman in Black (McKittrick Hotel)
Ends Jan 30
The Woman in Black (McKittrick Hotel)
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The Woman in Black (McKittrick Hotel) NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(38 Reviews)
Positive
76%
Mixed
21%
Negative
3%
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Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Intense, Slow

An English town is haunted by a mysterious spectre in this adaptation of Susan Hill's beloved story.

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Member Reviews (38)

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84
Edgy, Intense, Riveting, Great acting

See it if you are up for a scary performance brilliantly acted by 2 actors and.... Happy they brought it to NYC

Don't see it if you prefer comedy to drama or have your own idea of what is scary or not.

72
Great space, uncomfortable seats, Pro acting, Predictable, Fun, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy well crafted but traditional story telling & if you enjoy the sense of being in another era the venue (McKittrick) may be a treat.

Don't see it if You are looking for something experimental or you place a premium on comfortable seating.

69
Quirky, Slow, Intense

See it if You like a well acted mystery.

Don't see it if You want complexity. The story is simple and predictable

84
Exceptional acting, Well done, Quirky, Fun, Entertaining

See it if U enjoy an old fashioned ghost story with exceptionally good actors in a smaller venue. It was a fun evening at the theater.

Don't see it if U prefer a fast paced show, musicals or larger productions.

69
Gothic, Underwhelming, alas, Low-budget look despite high tix price, Wickedly good sound design, Susan hill's novella is better

See it if you found the novella scary & wanted to see the long-running London production--without flying to the U.K.; you enjoy vengeful ghost stories

Don't see it if you'd hate sitting on wooden chairs for 2+ hrs; you love ghost stories to stay in a goosebumpy groove; you're not a fan of "cozy mysteries" Read more

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Not scary, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Slow

See it if you are so enthralled with anything English

Don't see it if you haven't seen everything -yes, everything else. Read more

100
Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like simple yet effective ghost story. Spooky as all heck. One actor plays many characters superbly.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you expect a simple story. Here you must use your imagination throughout. Don't see it if you scare easily.

73
Intimacy is mostly an asset for this creepy chamber play that holds up reasonably well

See it if you want to see a spooky play with a unique storytelling device.

Don't see it if you're easily startled or if you're looking for a production that's a bit more fully realized. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
January 23rd, 2020
For a previous production

"The Comforts of the Cozy Scare in ‘The Woman in Black’: This ingenious, bare-bones adaptation of Susan Hill’s Gothic novel — a long-running hit in London — allows audiences to take charge of their fear."
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Time Out New York
January 23rd, 2020
For a previous production

3/5 Stars "There are moments of spellbinding stage magic...But...the play doesn’t cut deep. It winds you up—albeit much too slowly—until you're primed to scream-laugh your head off...Like the concoctions available at the bar, however, they’re enjoyable but ultimately pass right through you."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
January 24th, 2020
For a previous production

"Scary Stuff: 'Paris' and 'The Woman in Black'"
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Entertainment Weekly
January 24th, 2020
For a previous production

"'The Woman in Black' is full of jumps and scares — in the most delightful way"
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Theatermania
January 23rd, 2020
For a previous production

"'The Woman in Black' Is Scaring New York Theatergoers out of Their Wits: London's long-running ghost story finds a new haunt off-Broadway."
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BroadwayWorld
February 3rd, 2020
For a previous production

"Long-Running West End Smash 'THE WOMAN IN BLACK' Now Haunts The McKittrick Hotel: Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill's ghost story is the West End's second longest running production."
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TheaterScene.net
January 24th, 2020
For a previous production

"The long-running London thriller returns to NYC in an atmospheric pub-style setting, providing spooky fun with its two actors dazzling in numerous roles."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 3rd, 2020
For a previous production

"Sometimes merely matching the mood of a play to a venue doesn't necessarily make for a 'special' spectacle. Such is the case with the use of another portion of the McKittrick, The Club Car Pub, in the new American revival of 'The Woman in Black: A Ghost Play in a Pub.'"
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CurtainUp
February 2nd, 2020
For a previous production

"The staging of the play is simple but brilliantly effective under the guidance of original London director Robin Herford."
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