The Woman In Black (West End)
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The Woman In Black (West End)
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The Woman In Black (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

77%
(138 Reviews)
Positive
78%
Mixed
17%
Negative
5%
Members say
Clever, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Entertaining

About the Show

Susan Hill's best selling ghost story is hauntingly retold in this chilling stage adaptation.

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Member Reviews (138)

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913 Reviews | 929 Followers
69
Entertaining, Dated, Slow

See it if Old fashioned 2 person show. Some fun startles. Only matinee on a Tuesday.

Don't see it if At 1hr 50 min a 20 min intermission was uncalled for. Slow especially on start. Sometimes confusing.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
60
Not scary, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You have nothing else to see.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be scary. It was not suspenseful & only had a couple moments of ‘jump scares’ provoked by sound effects. Read more

520 Reviews | 107 Followers
82
Scary

See it if You enjoy seeing a horror on stage. This is a very hard genre to tackle.

Don't see it if You are expecting to be scared the entire time. It’s not like going to a haunted house but more like hearing a scary ghost story Read more

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
80
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a relatively simply staged show that tells a brilliant, dark story. More spooky than scary as a horror and some great acting

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy dark and potentially frightening tales or conversely you want a more full blooded horror that will leave you terrified. Read more

96 Reviews | 25 Followers
80
Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if Its fantastic to see a ghost story played out on stage. The effects were pretty strong at creating a eerie atmosphere.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy slow burn horror or hauntings, if you're the kind of person who can't suspend disbelief for haunted houses

77 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Fantastic performances, Exciting storytelling, Atmospheric, Mesmerising

See it if you enjoy an eerie tale. Chillingly stylish ghost story grips you with the anticipation of fear & spooky. Wonderful performances

Don't see it if ghost stories aren’t your preferred theatre choice.

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
50
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great staging, Edgy, Clever

See it if you wanna relax into a story

Don't see it if you want something thought provoking and more full of a story

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
80
Delightful, Intense, Riveting, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy an intense show with minimal staging

Don't see it if You don't like being frightened

Critic Reviews (4)

Shy Strange Manic
October 5th, 2018

The Woman in Black tells its supernatural tale in a unique way using basic props and allowing the audience to use their imagination to create a truly fearful horror story. The tension is high and sudden the ‘jump out of your seat’ moments come thick and fast!
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Time Out London
September 7th, 2021

Yet the shrieks and gasps that greet the performance demonstrate that, even in the twenty-first century, this doughty little drama still casts its delicious spell of malevolence and menace.
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The Arts Desk
August 6th, 2010
For a previous production

The old stories are always the best - and this one has lost none of its power to terrify.
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London Theatre
January 29th, 2002
For a previous production

It is a clever tale that is full of surprises and suspense...It is not hard to see why this show has lasted so long, I sincerely hope that it makes it through another 3,000 performances.
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