Halloween might be over but horror fans are in for a treat this December as London's longest-running ghost story comes to town.
'The Woman In Black', playing at Kallang Theatre from 11 December to 15 December, has thrilled and scared audiences in London's West End for the last 25 years. It tells the spine-tingling tale of a keen young solicitor who is sent to wind up the affairs of a recently deceased woman.
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, 'The Woman in Black' transports you to an eerie and remote village in Scotland, where a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, has just arrived to settle the estate of his deceased client, Mrs. Drablow.
While at her funeral, he notices a young woman, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard -- but no one appears willing to speak to her. Later, going through Mrs. Drablow's papers, he finds a box of letters that reveal the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black. Will she have her vengeance on the young solicitor? You'll be looking over your shoulder for the remainder of your evening after experiencing this haunting tale.
Performed entirely by only two actors, this "play in a play" carries the original novel further where many years later, Kipps recounts his experiences to an actor in an attempt to exorcise the ghosts of the past. The play unfolds as Kipps and the actor re-enact the solicitor’s inexplicable experiences at Eel Marsh all those years ago.
Robin Herford, the original director of this West End show will perform the roles of both the character Kipps and director, while Antony Eden plays the "Actor".
Movie fans may remember the 2012 horror flick of the same name starring Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe in the role of Kipps (Read review here). The movie, produced by the famed Hammer Film Productions harkens back to the time of classic horror movies and the play employs the same back-to-basics route like creative staging, lighting, sounds and some effects to scare audiences.
The Woman in Black | Date: 11 -15 Dec | Time: Wed-Fri, 8pm; Sat, 3pm, 8pm; Sun, 3pm | Venue: Kallang Theatre | Address: 1 Stadium Walk | Tickets: $68-128 from Sistic