Gripping drama set to thrill

Woman%20In%20Black-3-10-14-Fortune-869Celebrating its 25th anniversary in the West End, the acclaimed stage production of The Woman in Black ‘a gripping exploration of terror’ is on its way to terrify audiences at Buxton Opera House this month as part of a major national tour.

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of the best-selling Gothic novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and 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 reach 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 to creep.

The Woman in Black has been thrilling audiences of all ages with its unique blend of suspense, drama and bold stagecraft.

It was first performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987 to rave reviews, following which the spook-fest opened in the West End in 1989, where it has enjoyed continued success as one of the most terrifying theatre events ever staged.

Now over seven million people have seen it and lived to tell the tale. For the 2015 UK tour, Malcolm James plays the role of Arthur Kipps and Matt Connor plays the role of The Actor.

In 2012, Susan Hill’s novel The Woman in Black was released as a major motion picture, starring Daniel Radcliffe (best known for his role as Harry Potter), which successfully became the highest grossing British horror film in 20 years.

The Woman in Black takes place from June 16-20 at 7.30pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced from £21 to £24 and discounts are available. To buy tickets or for more information call the Box Office on 01298 72190 or book online at http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk