The Woman in Black

Celebrating the SJT’s 60th Anniversary, a re-staging of the Woman in Black by the original team, in Scarborough where it all began.

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

Based on an original Lighting Design by Kevin Sleep.

Photographs by Tony Bartholomew /

Stephen Mallatratt, based on the novel by Susan Hill
Robin Herford
Michael Holt
The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
McCarthy Theatre, Scarborough (Summer 2015)