New cast announced for The Woman in Black at The Fortune Theatre

As Susan Hill’s The Woman In Black at The Fortune Theatre, London prepares to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in the West End in June 2019, PW Productions are delighted to announce that from Tuesday 19th March 2019 the show will star Stuart Fox as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Matthew Spencer as ‘The Actor’.

Having previously played the role of ‘Arthur Kipps’ at the Fortune Theatre and during the UK Tour, Stuart Fox returns to “The Woman in Black”. His other West End credits include “Woman in Mind” at the Vaudeville theatre, “The Normal Heart” at the Royal Court, and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” at the Fortune Theatre. His other theatre credits include “Ten Times Table”, “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” and “Educating Rita” all at the The Mill at Sonning, and “Springs Eternal”, “The Man Who Pays the Piper”, “The Stepmother”, “Sauce for the Goose”, “Three Farces” and “Winter” all at the Orange Tree Theatre and “After the Ball” at Theatre Upstairs Highgate.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Stuart Fox 'Arthur Kipps'. Photo Tristram KentonMatthew Spencer has played the role of ‘The Actor’ at The Fortune Theatre and during the UK Tour of “The Woman in Black”. His other West End credits include “Amadeus” at the National Theatre, “1984” and the Almeida and Playhouse Theatre, and “War Horse” at the New London Theatre. His other theatre credits include “The Busy Body” at the Southwark Playhouse, “Bent” at the Trafalgar Studios, and “Sleuth” and “Tartuffe” at the Watermill Theatre and UK Tour.

In June this year THE WOMAN IN BLACK will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in London’s West End. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over 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 delve 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 creep.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep.

Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
Performance Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 8.00pm; Tuesday and Thursday at 3.00pm and Saturday at 4.00pm

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