The Grand Theatre is renowned for showing exceptional plays and adaptations. Next year, between Monday 30 March and Saturday 4 April 2015, the stage version of The Woman in Black, will appear at the Grand. It is a haunting, chilling stage production, based on the gothic novel by Susan Hill, which was written in 1983. The novel was adapted by the late Stephen Mallatratt, and PW Productions bring the stage adaptation to Blackpool.
The Woman in Black is the second longest running non-musical to appear on the West End stage, and other theatres, after Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap and has drawn in audiences of over seven million since its debut in 1989. It’s a play which appeals to all age ranges and even those with nerves of steel will be left unnerved and found jumping from their seats at the suspense, drama, and chilling events which unfold in the theatrical performance.
The story of The Woman in Black is told through the character Arthur Kipps, a retired solicitor. Kipps is called on business to a small English market town, Crythin Gifford on the North East coast, but his reaction to the apparition of a woman in black takes precedence over his plans. When he attends the funeral of Alice Drablow, the only inhabitant of the old and remote Eel Marsh House, he begins to uncover the house’s hidden past. This woman in black is a sinister signal for the death of children and she becomes more significant as the play goes on.
With the history of the Grand Theatre and its lavish architecture, this show is set to leave you with a spine-chilling sensation, as the ghostly story is told.
To get you in the mood, there is a fun point and click game on the production’s website: Journey to Eel Marsh. Turn the lights off and the sound up and don’t have nightmares!
The evening showings will begin at 7.30pm. The Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances will begin at 2pm. Tickets for The Woman in Black are on sale now and are available from the box office, by calling 01253 290190, or visititing the website. The price of each ticket will range from £19.50 to £26.50 for evening performances. Matinee performances will be priced between £13.50 and £ 19.50. Concessions and group discounts are also available.
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