Prepare for scares in a gripping ghost story perfect for Ensemble Theatre’s intimate stage. Susan Hill and Stephen Mallatratt’s spine-chiller, The Woman in Black, will have you watching through your fingers and gasping at every eerie twist and turn.
Mr Kipps (Jamie Oxenbould, BABY DOLL) is troubled by disturbing memories of his journey to fog bound Eel Marsh, where Mrs Drablow’s lonely house stands in isolation. Trapped by the fog, he witnessed mysterious events he would rather forget, but cannot.
In desperation, he enlists the help of an actor (Garth Holcombe, TRIBES) to tell his tale and exorcise the demons that haunt his dreams. As the two men become immersed in Kipps’ story, eerie events materialise from the mists of the past and begin to haunt the present.
“When I saw the original production of The Woman in Black I remember jumping out of my skin at a certain point in the play in a scare I really didn’t see coming,” said Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry.
“But apart from the jumps and scares this is a beautifully written thriller, clever, smart and fabulously entertaining. With actors as talented as Jamie Oxenbould and Garth Holcombe, I can’t wait to share those seat gripping moments.”
The second longest play to run in London’s West End – the play opened there in 1989 – Susan Hill’s classic ghost story, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, will have you watching through your fingers, laughing out loud, and gasping at the spooky twists in an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Director: Mark Kilmurry | Featuring: Garth Holcombe, Jamie Oxenbould | Assistant Director: Rachel Chant | Set & Costume Designer: Hugh O’Connor | Lighting Designer: Trudy Dalgleish | Sound Designer: Michael Waters | Stage Manager: Ruth Hollows | Costume Supervisor: Margaret Gill
The Woman in Black
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli (North Sydney)
Season: 16 June – 24 July 2021
Information and Bookings: www.ensemble.com.au
Image: Garth Holcombe stars in The Woman in Black (supplied)