The Woman in Black

Theatre Tickets and Hotel Packages

As The Woman in Black begins, junior solicitor Arthur Kipps is ordered by his firm to sort out the affairs of the enigmatic, recently deceased Mrs Alice Drablow.

Delving in to her solitary life and exploring her remote house he becomes convinced he and his family have been cursed by a mysterious apparition of a young woman with a haunting, wasted face, dressed all in black.

Who is the mysterious woman in black, and why is she there? Locals refuse to answer his questions, so Arthur must wait in harrowing suspense until he sees her again, and she slowly reveals her identity to him - and her terrible purpose.

Based on Susan Hill's spine-tingling novel, The Woman in Black has been performed in the West End since 1989 and remains London's most hair-raising theatrical experience. You'll be torn between perching on the edge of your seat, covering your eyes and jumping back in fright as the tension ratchets and the ghostly goings-on play out in full.

Showing at the Fortune Theatre amid Covent Garden's hustle and bustle, this indelible play is the second ever longest-running non-musical in the West End after The Mousetrap. Prepare for terror with a ticket and hotel theatre break to see the chilling and unforgettable Woman in Black.

Please note: Although she may be a ghost, we don't recommend The Woman In Black if you scare easily or are of a nervous disposition.

Please Note:

This play is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks. Please be advised that there is a large possibility of school groups being present at The Woman In Black, especially for Monday to Thursday performances.


Fortune Theatre
Russell Street
Covent Garden


Even in the twenty-first century, this doughty little drama still casts its delicious spell of malevolence and menace.

Sam Marlowe, TimeOut

The Woman in Black stands as a piece of brilliant theatre, pure and simple, constantly aware of its own limitations.

Chris Wiegand, The Guardian

The show, cunningly adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from a novel by Susan Hill, is one of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter.

Charles Spencer, The Telegraph