Woman In Black
22 September 2016
4.0 out of 5.0 stars
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.