The Woman in Black cast announced for new UK tour

Casting has been unveiled for the UK and Ireland tour of Susan Hill’s acclaimed thriller The Woman in Black.

Fresh from the West End, the tour premieres at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Wednesday, 6 September 2023.

After Wolverhampton, the tour will visit numerous cities, including Cardiff, Billingham, Buxton, Aylesbury, Southend, Blackpool, Malvern, Richmond, Poole, Nottingham, Liverpool, Swindon, Norwich, Truro, York, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Ipswich, Bath, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Dartford, High Wycombe, Crewe, Coventry, Belfast, Derry and Dublin.

The two-hander will feature Malcolm James as Arthur Kipps and Mark Hawkins as The Actor.

Completing the tour cast are Jon de Ville, who will serve as understudy for Arthur Kipps and Dominic Price, understudy for The Actor.

Having played over 13,000 performances in the West End over 33 years, The Woman in Black has captivated over 7 million UK audiences. The production commemorated its 30th Anniversary in London’s West End with a special gala performance in June 2019.

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Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s bestselling novel follows the tale of a lawyer consumed by a curse he believes haunts his family, linked to the malevolent ‘Woman in Black.’ Seeking to conquer his fears, he enlists a young actor to help recount his story, but as they delve deeper into his haunting memories, the boundaries between reality and imagination blur and a chilling presence emerges.

The Woman in Black‘s journey began with a Christmas production in 1987 at a pub in Scarborough, later making its way to the Hammersmith’s Lyric Theatre in January 1989. It embarked on a successful West End run where it ran for more than 30 years.

Directed by Robin Herford, the production has designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.