The Woman In Black, a play by Susan Hill and Stephen Mallatratt will open at Ensemble Theatre on June 11.
The Woman In Black is the second longest play to run in London’s West End. The play opened there in 1989.
Prepare for scares in a gripping ghost story perfect for Ensemble’s intimate stage. This spine-chiller will have you watching through your fingers and gasping at every eerie twist and turn.
“When I saw the original production of THE WOMAN IN BLACK I remember jumping out of my skin at a certain point in the play in a scare I really didn’t see coming. But apart from the jumps and scares this is a beautifully written thriller, clever, smart and fabulously entertaining. With actors as talented as Jamie Oxenbould and Garth Holcombe, I can’t wait to share those seat gripping moments” said Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry.
Mr Kipps (Jamie Oxenbould, BABY DOLL) is troubled by disturbing memories of his journey to fog bound Eel Marsh, where Mrs Drablow’s lonely house stands in isolation. Trapped by the fog, he witnessed mysterious events he would rather forget, but cannot. In desperation, he enlists the help of an actor (Garth Holcombe, TRIBES) to tell his tale and exorcise the demons that haunt his dreams. As the two men become immersed in Kipps’ story, eerie events materialise from the mists of the past and begin to haunt the present.
Susan Hill’s classic ghost story, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, will have you watching through your fingers, laughing out loud, and gasping at the spooky twists in an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Susan Hill and Stephen Mallatratt
Mark KilmurryAssistant Director
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli
11 JUNE – 24 JULY
Opening night 16 June 8.15pm
Tickets: Previews $74, Seniors $71, Pensioner $67
In Season tickets $79, Seniors $76, Pensioner $72
2hrs (including interval)