The legendary production of Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story The Woman in Black is set to thrill audiences on the Liverpool Playhouse stage this Christmas from Tuesday 5 December to Saturday 30 December 2023. 

Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, Susan Hill’s best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer Arthur Kipps, played by Malcolm James (Volpone, National Theatre; King Lear, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield) 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, played by Mark Hawkins (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, UK Tour) to help him tell his story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul.

Over 33 years, The Woman in Black has played more than 13,000 performances in the West End and been seen by over 7 million people in the UK. Directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep, it promises to immerse the audience in a world of unrelenting fear and suspense as they follow the journey of Arthur Kipps and the enigmatic Woman in Black.

The Liverpool Playhouse, a Victorian theatre built in 1866, is the perfect setting to watch The Woman In Black, given its rich history and ghostly tales. Legend has it that the main ghost is named Elizabeth, a former cleaner, who tragically met her end on stage in 1897. Her spirit is said to haunt the gallery level, particularly seat A5, which is always cold and spooky. This historical backdrop adds an extra layer of intrigue to the play’s spine-chilling atmosphere, making the Liverpool Playhouse an ideal venue to experience The Woman in Black.

Direct from London’s West End, with its atmospheric storytelling and eerie, hair-raising moments, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of The Woman in Black in Liverpool this Christmas season from Tuesday 5 December to Saturday 30 December 2023. Tickets priced from £11 to £41, are on sale now from The Woman in Black | Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres (

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