THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Performed 7 November – 14 December 2013
and 10 – 29 November 2014
at Gothenburg English Studio Theatre
And at Borås Stadsteater,
Vara Konserthus and Stockholms Stadsteater Autumn 2014
The celebrated and terrifying ghost story haunts Sweden!
Solicitor Arthur Kipps is summoned to attend the funeral of an old lady, unaware of the tragic secret that lies behind her death. When he glimpses a wasted young woman dressed all in black at the funeral, a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold. A feeling that is only deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black – and her terrible purpose.
Years later, as an old man, he recounts his experiences to an actor in a desperate attempt to exorcise the ghosts of the past. The play unfolds as the two men act out the solicitor's eerie experiences all those years ago.
Stephen Mallatratt's eminent stage adaption of Susan Hill's horror novel is one of the most exciting and gripping theatre events ever staged and has had huge success all over the world. GEST was proud to be the first to present this blood-curdling ghost story in its original language to Gothenburg and Sweden.
"Gary Whitaker and David Whitworth play their Director and Actor with dry irony, presence and virtuosity." Dagens Nyheter (Click the link to read the full review in Swedish)
"I can warmly recommend anyone with a liking for tickling ghost stories to visit Stockholms Stadsteater this winter." Kulturbloggen
"Exciting, scary but also fun" Göteborgs-Posten
"As usual a very professional production with excellent acting performances" GT
"GEST presents us with brilliant horror theatre" Göteborgs Fria Tidning
Stephen Mallatratt and Susan Hill
Gary Whitaker and Johan Friberg
Jack McKenzie (2013)
David Whitworth (2014)
SET & COSTUME DESIGN
Ger Olde Monnikhof
Rod Mead and Gareth Owen
SOUND DESIGN AND TECHNICIAN
Karl Wassholm (2013)
LIGHT AND SOUND OPERATOR
Ida Gustafsson (2014)
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Frida Hartvigsson (2013)
Elizabeth Neale (2014)
Trailer for The Woman in Black: