Eel Marsh House stands isolated, surveying the endless marshes beyond the Nine Lives Causeway, somewhere on England's bleak East Coast. Here Alice Drablow lived - and died - alone. Young Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is ordered by his firm's senior partner to travel up from London to attend her funeral and then sort her papers. His task is a lonely one, and at first Kipps is quite unaware of the tragic secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows. He only has a terrible sense of unease. But then, he glimpses a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black at the funeral and again in the graveyard at Eel Marsh House.
Who is she? Why is she there? He asks questions, but the locals refuse to talk about the woman in black, or even to acknowledge her existence, at all. So, Arthur Kipps has to wait until he sees her again, and she slowly reveals her identity to him – and her terrible purpose.
Based on Susan Hill's best-selling novel, it is rightly respected internationally as one of the most effective plays ever to be written with over 7 million people having seen the show. Adapted brilliantly for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, it has been produced in over 40 countries and has thrilled audiences the world over with its heart-stopping story.
2012 saw the release of the big screen version starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, which with its spectacular box office became the biggest selling UK horror movie of the last twenty years.
The production features a cast of the very best West End actors in a haunting staging, directed by John Payton. Produced by Popular Productions, the company behind some of the UAE’s most successful productions in recent times including Stephen King’s MISERY featuring UK TV star Darren Day, the smash hit musical OLIVER! and the award winning production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
Please see the official show website www.seewomaninblack.com for more information on this unmissable stage show.
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE PREVIOUSLY SAID ABOUT THE SHOW:
'This is theatre at its most powerful, the stuff your nightmares are made of... excellent'
Dubai City Guide
'A clever tale full of surprises and suspense...a chance to experience theatre at its best'
Gulf News Tabloid
'A gothic ghost story that never fails to thrill...the performances are brilliant...it leaves the audience with goose bumps and shaking with fear'
Gulf News Unwind
'The acting is top notch...a genuinely chilling play'
'A truly nerve shredding experience'
'A brilliantly effective spine chiller - stunning theatre'
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Wednesday 21st November - Friday 30th November 2012
The First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th at 8pm
(No performance on 24th November)
22nd, 26th, 28th at 11am
23rd and 30th at 2pm
Book online at: www.seewomaninblack.com or in person at the theatre box office at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
ABU DHABI PERFORMANCES
Tuesday 4th December – Friday 7th December 2012
Al Jahili Theatre, Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th December at 8pm
5th, 6th December at 11am
7th December at 2pm
Book online at: www.seewomaninblack.com
AED150 for all evening performances
AED120 for all matinee performances
Schools/Colleges group bookings available on request to email@example.com