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  The Woman in Black at Lansburgh Theatre

The Woman in Black

Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street NW Washington

Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation - "The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter" (Daily Telegraph). Now celebrating three decades in the West End, Robin Herford's production is a gripping study in atmosphere, illusion, and controlled horror. A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the specter of a woman in black engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and hopefully exorcise the fear that grips his soul. As they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves snared in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The Woman in Black remains "one of British theatre's biggest and scariest hits" (The Guardian).

Thru - Dec 22, 2019

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

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  The Woman in Black Reviews
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Washington Post - Recommended

"..."The Woman in Black" is a London institution, one of those plays, like Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," that may speak affectionately to a British (or tourist) appetite for a play that's dark, but not too dark. Call it Dark Lite. Meaning that if untroubled sleep is what you are after, you will have come to the right place."
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Peter Marks

BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended

"...Overall 'The Woman in Black' at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, is an impressive production, when it is over you feel your skin crawl as you are exiting the theatre. It is a rare example of a show that gives audiences a taste of the West End right here in DC."
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Russell Smouse

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...The Woman in Black is celebrating its 30th anniversary in London's West End and has already whooshed around the world a bit. Prior to its 1989 stage debut, the story was a 1983 book by Susan Hill which Stephen Mallatratt adapted for the stage."
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Jeffrey Walker

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