Producers have announced the UK tour cast of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, opening at Cambridge Arts Theatre tonight, Thursday 17 June. Robert Goodale will star as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Antony Eden as ‘The Actor’.
Following a sell-out run in Charleston, South Carolina, PW Productions are thrilled that The Woman in Black is returning to stages across the UK, adhering to all necessary Covid-19 regulations as it does so. Full details are available via each specific venue.
The Woman in Black is thrilled to have recently been awarded ‘Best Theatre Production for Schools’ at the School Travel Awards from School Travel Organiser. As part of the show’s commitment to young people, at select venues, persons aged 25 and under will be able to purchase a £25 ticket.
Robert Goodale returns to the role of Arthur Kipps, having played the part during the 2019-2020 tour of The Woman in Black. Robert’s other theatre credits include ”How To Act” at the National Theatre of Scotland, “Dr Faustus” at Shakespeare’s Globe, the national tours of “Festen” and “Taming of the Shrew” and “The Rivals”, “The Comedy of Errors”, “Romeo and Juliet, “School for Scandal” and “Cyrano De Bergerac” with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Robert’s television and film credits include the BBC’s “Births, Marriages and Deaths”, “Holby City”, “McMafia” and ITV’s “Doc Martin” and “Midsomer Murders”.
Antony Eden’s West End credits include “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “Les Misérables”. His other theatre credits include “Ten Times Table” at the Mill at Sonning, “A Brief History of Women” and “Taking Steps” with the Alan Ayckbourn company at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and 59E59 New York, “A Passionate Woman” at the Cheltenham Everyman and on tour, and “Three Kings” at the St James’ Theatre among others. Antony is also associate director of “The Woman in Black” and directs and produces with his own theatre company, Dead Letter Perfect.
The 2021 UK Tour opens at Cambridge Arts Theatre before visiting Bath, Guilford, Oxford, Malvern, Shrewsbury, Manchester, Brighton, Glasgow, York, Blackpool, Stoke and Edinburgh. Further tour dates to be announced. www.thewomaninblack.com
Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over his family by the spectre of a ‘Woman in Black’. He engages a young actor to help him tell his story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It begins innocently enough, but as they delve further into his darkest memories the borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep.