Woman In Black to be performed at Milton Keynes theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes Theatre

As ghost stories go, Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black is now considered by many to be one of the finest ever written.

The tale behind the original novel continues to delight audiences today in the form of a touring two-man stage play, which will run at Milton Keynes Theatre from April 8-13.

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the stage production tells the story of a young solicitor called Arthur Kipps, who is summoned to a sleepy market town to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased elderly lady.

While searching through papers at her house, located on eerie marshland, he comes face to face with a ghost, whose dreadful curse unfolds with the passing of time.

In this production, Julian Forsyth will play Arthur, while Antony Eden will take on the role of The Actor, charged with the job of telling the solicitor’s horrifying story. The Woman in Black was first performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987 to rave reviews. It opened in the West End in 1989 and had enjoyed continued success ever since.

Performances will take place at 7.30pm each day and there will be 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets cost between £15 and £45.

Call the box office on 0844 8717652.