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

77%
(45 Ratings)
Positive
78%
Mixed
20%
Negative
2%
Members say
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (45)

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193 Reviews | 29 Followers
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.

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
95
Chilling, Refreshing, Masterful, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if great performances are your passion! On an almost bare stage two men enact a story and the story behind that story simultaneously. Thrilling

Don't see it if a play that deals with the death of children will trigger rather than sadden you.

75 Reviews | 9 Followers
92
Intense, Riveting, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You like ghost stories or seeing an an absorbing work in an intimate environment. Excellent performances and an engaging night of theatre

Don't see it if You don’t like a bit of intensity or feeling like you’re part of the show

54 Reviews | 7 Followers
90
Masterful, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like a good ghost story and a very intimate space. Take advantage if you can’t see it in London!

Don't see it if You don’t like to be scared!

Also I’ve seen it 4 times in London and this production is exactly the same just in a more intimate space. It’s a very different experience, but still just as good!

171 Reviews | 102 Followers
85
Intense, Creepy, Profound, Masterful, Great acting

See it if You're looking for the thrill of a lifetime, where you're at the edge of your seat, all while watching gripping performances.

Don't see it if You're easily afraid of things or don't like loud noises/the dark...

112 Reviews | 7 Followers
85
Clever, Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a well acted ghost story in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You don't like ghost stories or are expecting something that will frighten you

244 Reviews | 54 Followers
84
Entertaining, Great staging, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a unique experience that will scare you in all the fun ways!

Don't see it if you're looking for a lot of substance or if you don't like a good scare to raise your heart rate

260 Reviews | 13 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (11)

New York Theatre Guide
October 24th, 2021

"4/5 stars...The brilliance of 'The Woman in Black' is its use of old-fashioned jump scares and an immersive soundscape to make audiences shriek and jump in their seats...The sound design by Sebastian Frost also deserves special mention for its ability to transport the audience to the different locations, while making them jump at the most unexpected moments — these are sound effects you truly feel in your bones."
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Front Row Center
February 22nd, 2022

"4.5/5 stars...Unfolds at a satisfying pace that moves from horror to humor and back again without losing tension. We are indeed in the storyteller’s thrall...Both actors ground their performances in truth, which gives free rein to our imagination...The only negative is that the chairs are not too comfortable. Then again, you’ll spend so much time on the edge of your seat you won’t even notice."
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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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