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Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story The Woman in Black comes to Guildford from 12 to 17 July.

28th June 2021

The West End’s second longest running play, The Woman in Black, comes to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford from 12 to 17 July.

Producer Peter Wilson said, “The Woman in Black is a now iconic piece of British theatre, offering a masterclass in storytelling, direction and performing, whether on tour across the United Kingdom or in the West End. Young people are amongst the most loyal supporters of The Woman in Black, and they have suffered significantly from the absence of art and entertainment throughout the past year.  With this in mind, we are pleased to be offering younger audience members free and reduced-price tickets in the West End and some touring venues. We cannot wait to bring The Woman in Black to you all again.”

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 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 delve further into his darkest memories the borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep…

Robert Goodale returns to the role of Arthur Kipps, having played the part during the 2019-2020 tour of The Woman in Black. Robert’s other theatre credits include How To Act at the National Theatre of Scotland, Dr Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe, the national tours of Festen and The Taming of the Shrew and The Rivals, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, School for Scandal and Cyrano De Bergerac with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Robert’s television and film credits include the BBC’s Births, Marriages and Deaths, Holby City, McMafia and ITV’s Doc Martin and Midsomer Murders.

Antony Eden will star as ‘The Actor’. Antony’s West End credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Les Misérables. His other theatre credits include Ten Times Table at the Mill at Sonning, A Brief History of Women and Taking Steps with the Alan Ayckbourn Company at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and 59E59 New York, A Passionate Woman at the Cheltenham Everyman and on tour, and Three Kings at the St James’ Theatre, among others. Antony is also associate director of The Woman in Black and directs and produces with his own theatre company, Dead Letter Perfect.

The Woman in Black is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep.

Tickets for The Woman in Black are available at