Friday, December 3

Tag: Robin Herford

The Woman in Black – Edinburgh King’s Theatre
Scotland

The Woman in Black – Edinburgh King’s Theatre

To put it simply, Susan Hill's 1983 novel The Woman in Black is both a masterpiece and a classic, and we are not only fortunate to have it but also the masterpiece and classic it has inspired... No, not the underrated 1989 TV film starring Harry Potter's dad. No, not the 2012 cliché starring Harry Potter. No, definitely not the execrable 2014 sequel Angel of Death. Why don't you stop saying these stupid things and just let me finish? I am of course referring to Stephen Mallatratt's 1987 stage version, now the second longest-running non-musical play in West End history (after The Mousetrap). In it, and in every other version of the story, a lawyer named Arthur Kipps finds himself in deep marsh-water when he is sent off to foggy Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral and sort the paper...
The Woman in Black – Fortune Theatre
London

The Woman in Black – Fortune Theatre

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel returns to the West End with a special reopening at the Fortune Theatre. For director Robin Herford, the project was inspired by an innate urge to mount grandiose artistic output using scarce resources, an endeavour which led him to approach his friend, the late Stephen Malattrat, to adapt Hill’s story with a dozen odd characters into a brisk two-hander play. The show premiered in 1987 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and transferred to London a year later, playing at the Lyric Theatre, Strand, the Playhouse and finally moved to the Fortune, where it’s been on for over thirty years. Whereas the original plot of the novel focuses on the everyday happenings and conversations in a small English town haunted by ...
Spotlight on Antony Eden, ‘The Actor’ The Woman In Black UK Tour
Interviews

Spotlight on Antony Eden, ‘The Actor’ The Woman In Black UK Tour

As ‘The Woman In Black’ heads out on tour, we caught up with Antony Eden who plays ‘The Actor’ for the UK Tour.  We find out from Antony Eden, what the show’s enduring qualities are that have drawn audiences back to see the play for more than 30 years. The Woman In Black’s success, means that the play continues in the West End, but it is also coming to a theatre near you.  Find the dates and booking details for the UK Tour by following this link - https://www.thewomaninblack.com/ticket-info/uk-tour     Without giving away any spoilers, can you give a summary of the ghostly tale which is ‘The Woman In Black’? ‘The Woman In Black’ is the story of Arthur Kipps who, as a young ambitious solicitor is sent to the remote, isolated home of Alice Drablow, recently...