Show’s 25th year of scaring people

A scene from The Woman In Black
A scene from The Woman In Black

A lawyer is obsessed with the idea that he and his family have been cursed by the spectre of a woman in black.

He employs a young actor to help him tell his story and free him from his fears.

It all starts out well enough but things soon take a creepy turn.

The novel The Woman In Black has been adapted and performed as both a stage show and a film, starring Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.

And a production of the play comes to Royal And Derngate in Northampton next week.

The Woman In Black was first performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987. The play opened in the West End two years later where it has enjoyed continued success as well as numerous national tours.

The show is now celebrating its 25th year in the West End and more than seven million people have seen it.

The Woman In Black takes to the Royal stage from Monday November 10 to Saturday November 15, at 7.45pm, with matinees at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday. Tickets, priced from £10 to £29 can be booked by calling 01604 624811 or at www.