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Cast changes announced for The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre

Terence Wilton as Arthur Kipps and Max Hutchinson as The Actor. Photo by Tristram Kenton.

Casting news

CAST changes have been announced for Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, which is currently booking at the Fortune Theatre until March 2021.

From today, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the show will star Terence Wilton as ‘Arthur Kipps’ and Max Hutchinson as ‘The Actor’.

Terence Wilton returns to the show having previously played the role of ‘Arthur Kipps’ at the Fortune Theatre in 2017. His other theatre credits include Never So Good (National Theatre), Treatment (Donmar Warehouse) and War Music and Antony and Cleopatra (The Old Vic).

Wilton has also performed in The Taming of the Shrew at the Royal Shakespeare Company among many other productions with the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and on tour. His television credits include BBC One’s The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries and Doctor Who and ITV’s The Forsyte Saga.

Max Hutchinson’s recent theatre credits include The 39 Steps (Barn Theatre/Theatre Royal Windsor), The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (Jermyn Street Theatre), and the UK Tour of Murder On The Nile. He has also appeared in the films Dream Horse and Downton Abbey.

In June 2019, The Woman in Black celebrated its 30th Anniversary in London’s West End with a special gala performance.

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer 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 to help him tell his story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul.

It begins innocently enough, but as they delve further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins creep.

The Woman in Black is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep.

Image: Terence Wilton as Arthur Kipps and Max Hutchinson as The Actor. Photo by Tristram Kenton.

Tickets: From £21.50 to £57.50 (Premium Seats are also available).

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm; Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm and Saturday at 4pm.