Images and Casting Announced for UK Tour of Susan Hill’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Above: THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Antony Eden ‘The Actor’ and Robert Goodale ‘Arthur Kipps’. Photo Tristram Kenton.
PW Productions is delighted to announce the UK tour cast of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, opening at Cambridge Arts Theatre tonight, Thursday 17 June. Robert Goodale will star as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Antony Eden as ‘The Actor’.
Following a sell-out run in Charleston, South Carolina, PW Productions are thrilled that The Woman in Black is returning to stages across the UK, adhering to all necessary Covid-19 regulations as it does so. Full details are available via each specific venue.
The Woman in Black is thrilled to have recently been awarded ‘Best Theatre Production for Schools’ at the School Travel Awards from School Travel Organiser. As part of the show’s commitment to young people, at select venues, persons aged 25 and under will be able to purchase a £25 ticket.
Robert Goodale returns to the role of Arthur Kipps, having played the part during the 2019-2020 tour of The Woman in Black. Robert’s other theatre credits include ”How To Act” at the National Theatre of Scotland, “Dr Faustus” at Shakespeare’s Globe, the national tours of “Festen” and “Taming of the Shrew” and “The Rivals”, “The Comedy of Errors”, “Romeo and Juliet, “School for Scandal” and “Cyrano De Bergerac” with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Robert’s television and film credits include the BBC’s “Births, Marriages and Deaths”, “Holby City”, “McMafia” and ITV’s “Doc Martin” and “Midsomer Murders”.
Antony Eden’s West End credits include “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “Les Misérables”. His other theatre credits include “Ten Times Table” at the Mill at Sonning, “A Brief History of Women” and “Taking Steps” with the Alan Ayckbourn company at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and 59E59 New York, “A Passionate Woman” at the Cheltenham Everyman and on tour, and “Three Kings” at the St James’ Theatre among others. Antony is also associate director of “The Woman in Black” and directs and produces with his own theatre company, Dead Letter Perfect.
The show will also return to the Fortune Theatre in the West End on Tuesday 7 September 2021. Tickets are on sale NOW.
The producers are thrilled to confirm that in response to the show’s enduring popularity with young people, those aged 18 and under will be able to see the West End production free of charge, alongside each full paying adult ticket. Additionally, persons aged 25 and under will be eligible for a £25 ticket rate in the West End and at select tour venues. Casting for both productions will be announced soon.
The 2021 UK Tour opens at Cambridge Arts Theatre before visiting Bath, Guilford, Oxford, Malvern, Shrewsbury, Manchester, Brighton, Glasgow, York, Blackpool, Stoke and Edinburgh. Further tour dates to be announced. www.thewomaninblack.com
Producer Peter Wilson said, “The Woman in Black is a now iconic piece of British theatre, offering a masterclass in storytelling, direction and performing, whether on tour across the United Kingdom or in the West End. Young people are amongst the most loyal supporters of The Woman in Black, and they have suffered significantly from the absence of art and entertainment throughout the past year. With this in mind, we are pleased to be offering younger audience members free and reduced-price tickets in the West End and some touring venues. We cannot wait to bring The Woman in Black to you all again.”
“Ingenious – a journey into fear”
The New York Times, January 2020
“It is profoundly effective. It tightens its grip on the spectator like a medieval instrument of torture.”
Daily Express 2018
“The chills are irresistibly effective… a delicious spell of malevolence and menace.”
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 the borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep.
In June 2019 THE WOMAN IN BLACK celebrated its 30th Anniversary in London’s West End with a special gala performance.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep.
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UK TOUR LISTINGS 2021
THURSDAY 17 JUNE – SATURDAY 26 JUNE 2021
Cambridge Arts Theatre
MONDAY 5 JULY – SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021
Theatre Royal, Bath
MONDAY 12 JULY – SATURDAY 17 JULY 2021
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
MONDAY 19 JULY – SATURDAY 24 JULY 2021
MONDAY 9 AUGUST – SATURDAY 14 AUGUST 2021
MONDAY 16 AUGUST – SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2021
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
MONDAY 23 AUGUST – SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2021
Manchester Palace Theatre
MONDAY 30 AUGUST – SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2021
Brighton Theatre Royal
MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2021
Glasgow Theatre Royal
MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2021
Grand Opera House, York
MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2021
MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER 2021
Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 2021
Edinburgh King’s Theatre