I’d only ever seen the film of The Woman In Black, but had heard that the stage adaptation was quite different, so had to experience it for myself.
I went to a performance during the short run at the Richmond Theatre, which is a fantastic theatre, beautiful and comfortable with great views from most seats.
The stage design was a gorgeously rustic mix of minimalism, functionality and flexibility. Many effects were achieved through narration which was surprisingly effective and eerily charming.
The spooky atmosphere definitely spread throughout the auditorium. I loved the way this story was told.
After the play, on the way back to the train station, we got a random scare, still tense from the creepy show, when we looked up to see an eerie figure in a window staring at us.
Upon closer inspection it turned out to just be a sculpture in the window, which definitely proved to us that The Woman In Black had put us on edge!
Overall, I really enjoyed the rustic and hand made feel of this production. I’m rating it five out of six rainbow sloths.