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Sometimes the dead refuse to rest
the woman in black, fortune theatre

It is hard to believe that The Woman in Black was only written thirty years ago; the horror novella by Susan Hill feels so much more like a classic 19th century Gothic novel, which I guess is part of the reason for its success.

The other reason is of course the mystery and intrigue surrounding this ghostly woman haunting Eel Marsh House. When Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor attends the funeral of a Mrs. Alice Drablow, he sees a woman dressed in black. From that day on, he is haunted by strange noises and a child's scream, as he discovers the tragedy that unfolded at Eel Marsh so long go.

The book was later adapted into a stage play, and just recently, the film starring Daniel Radcliffe has brought a new generation of interest in the story. It's revived popularity means that The Woman in Black has reclaimed the stage, and is currently playing at the Fortune Theatre, with tickets being sold up to the 14th December. Tickets are between 18-48, and can be booked by calling 0844 871 7626. There are weekend matinees at 3pm & 4pm, with evening performances at 8pm Tuesdays-Saturdays.
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Why? See a classic tale
When: Until 14th Dec
Phone: 0844 871 7626
Where: Fortune Theatre
Cost: 18-48
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