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Preview: The Woman In Black at Darlington Civic Theatre

West End Thriller Comes To Darlo

The Woman In Black
Darlington Civic Theatre
19th – 24th January 2015

Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt From the novel by Susan Hill

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in the West End, the unanimously acclaimed stage production of The Woman In Black returns on tour, calling in at Darlington between the 19th and 24th January.

The Woman In Black was first performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987 to rave reviews. The production opened in the West End in 1989 where it has enjoyed continued success as well as numerous national tours. The production’s huge popularity has reached a global level, having toured to the United States, South America, Tokyo and Singapore. Now celebrating its 25th year in the West End, over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most terrifying and successful theatre events ever staged. 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 PhotoTristram Kenton
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 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.


Monday, January 19, 2015 - Saturday, January 24, 2015
Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets* £17 - £25.50 Discounts available including discounted opening night and Sat 2.30pm Schools £13.50 with 1 free with every 10 booked valid on Mon to Thu performances

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit

Special Events

Free post show talk Wednesday - Stay behind after the show to take part in a Q&A with some of the cast. Booking not necessary.

Post-show ghost tour Fri 23, tickets £5

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