The Woman in Black begins Australian Tour

THE WOMAN IN BLACK John Waters and Daniel MacPherson photo by Justin NicholasOne of the most terrifying live theatre experiences in the world has begun it’s Australian tour. The Woman in Black has opened in Brisbane to rave reviews, thrilled capacity audiences and enthusiastic acclaim on social media.

Following the Brisbane season, The Woman in Black moves to Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Wollongong and Sydney.

Described by the Daily Telegraph (UK) as “The most brilliantly effective spine chiller you will ever encounter” – The Woman in Black is the second longest-running play in West End history, after Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story dramatically comes alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation, a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

Produced in Australia by PW Productions, Woodward Productions and Neil Gooding Productions, The Woman in Black stars two of Australia’s most acclaimed actors, John Waters and Daniel MacPherson.

Written in 1983, The Woman in Black has become one of the most successful gothic novels in the English canon. A perfect example of horror and gothic writing, readers are transported to the eerie setting of Eel Marsh House in the small market town of Crythin Gifford in the north of England.

The story is told through the first person narration of Arthur Kipps, who begins the novel too distressed to share a ghost story with his family, and then recounts how as a young solicitor he was sent to oversee the funeral of a Mrs Alice Drablow, a client of his law firm.

Along the way he encounters many who seem unwilling or unable to share the secrets of Eel Marsh House and its inhabitants, until he himself encounters the Woman in Black, and begins to unravel the mystery of the haunted past and eerie spectre he sees.

The Woman in Black continues at the Playhouse – QPAC, Brisbane (30 April – 11 May), before playing the Dunstan Playhouse – Adelaide Festival Centre (15 – 26 May), His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth (30 May – 9 June), Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne (13 June – 6 July), Canberra Theatre Centre (9 – 14  July), Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong (17 – 21 July), Civic Theatre, Newcastle (23 – 27 July) and Theatre Royal Sydney (30 July – 17 August 2024). For more information, visit: for details.

Image: John Waters and Daniel MacPherson in The Woman in Black – photo by Justin Nicholas