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When novelist Susan Hill penned her ghost story, The Woman in Black , the premise was that retired solicitor Arthur Kipps, prompted by a Christmas Eve gathering where family members are entertaining each other with ghost stories, starts writing out the story of an ectoplasmic encounter that has haunted him for decades. Four years later, Stephen Mallatratt 's stage adaptation, penned for two actors, premiered in a British pub, the set-up being that Kipps has completed his story - a quite imposing-looking stack of papers - and is receiving assistance from a professional actor to make him a better storyteller when he presents it at the next family gathering. Feeling a demonstration is in order, the actor takes on the central role of the younger Kipps, sent to a creepy old seaside home to handle the affairs of its recently deceased resident. He instructs his client in taking on the numerous supporting roles. The New York premiere matches David Acton Kipps with Ben Porter the actor , both of whom have played their roles numerous times in Great Britain, but never opposite each other. A long, slightly elevated area of the drinking establishment serves as the stage, with chairs placed before it.

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BWW Review: Long-Running West End Smash THE WOMAN IN BLACK Now Haunts The McKittrick Hotel

Tickets through the end of this engagement are on sale now. It is an ingenious adaptation that allows the audience to take charge of their fear.

A work of theater and a communal experience which we are all involved. One of the longest-running plays in the history of the English-speaking theater originally presented for a three-week run in the theatre bar at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough in , The Woman in Black moved to the West End two years later, where it has been enthralling audiences ever since.

Numerous national and international tours have followed, but this site-specific reimagining for The McKittrick marks the first chance audiences have to experience it as originally staged, in a pub, more than 30 years ago. The Woman in Black tells the story of a young lawyer who stumbles upon a small town with a grave secret. Director Robin Herford reunites with actors Ben Porter and David Acton , who both starred in the London stage production, to reprise their roles for this limited engagement at The McKittrick.

There, The Club Car provides the perfect setting to weave the story among and around its audience. For schedule, tickets and additional information, please visit www. For additional information, visit www. On the Couch with On the Wall with

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Tickets through the end of this engagement are on sale now. It is an ingenious adaptation that allows the audience to take charge of their fear. A work of theater and a communal experience which we are all involved. One of the longest-running plays in the history of the English-speaking theater originally presented for a three-week run in the theatre bar at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough in , The Woman in Black moved to the West End two years later, where it has been enthralling audiences ever since. Numerous national and international tours have followed, but this site-specific reimagining for The McKittrick marks the first chance audiences have to experience it as originally staged, in a pub, more than 30 years ago.

On The Scene–The Woman In Black Brings Scares from Across the Pond to McKittrick Hotel NYC

See it if you are up for a scary performance brilliantly acted by 2 actors and Happy they brought it to NYC. Don't see it if you prefer comedy to drama or have your own idea of what is scary or not. Also The play fails to build tension via foreshadowing. Puzzling choices were made at the beginning, thus the first 30 mins are boring, repetitious -- all of which will chafe a listener more due to the uncomfortable wooden chairs. Narrating a ghost story vs dramatizing it fails on many levels. Unfortunately, the curse is only revealed in the last few minutes. In contrast, Hill's novella highlights the curse in Chapter 1, fueling suspense. Alas, all of that was scrubbed from the script. But even with a top-tier ticket, there's NO seat assignment in advance.

Review Roundup: THE WOMAN IN BLACK at the McKittrick Hotel - What Did the Critics Think?

By mounting the play in a pub, The Woman in Black returns to its stage roots as a site-specific work of theatre following a plus year run in the West End. The original piece was presented at the theatre bar at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, England. The Woman in Black , adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, follows a young lawyer who happens on a small town with a dark secret. Traditional British pub-style food and draft ales on tap will be available to order at the Club Car ahead of the performance. Moulin Rouge!

Back in , I witnessed a fantastic supernatural play in London that creeped me out and continues to haunt the West End to this day. Although it is celebrating over 30 continuous years on the other side of the pond, The Woman In Black has finally returned for only its second off-Broadway engagement.

I refer to those ritualized entertainments that air and arrange our nastiest fears, while scrupulously honoring quaint and orderly narrative traditions, soothing even as they frighten. The appetite for this genre would seem to be vast at the moment. Yet when a touring version set up cobwebby shop Off Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theater in , it managed fewer than 50 performances.

Theater Review: ‘The Woman in Black’ at McKittrick Hotel

Having enjoyed the London production, I was anxious to see how the transplanted version would hold up, now set in somewhat of a pub-like setting at the McKittrick. In some respects, the play is returning to its roots at the McKittrick, where it is performed in the Club Car, also a bar space. Set as a play within a play that unfolds in an old Victorian theater, Arthur Kipps David Acton , a solicitor who has long been haunted by his experience 30 years earlier in settling the estate of a client, a Mrs.

Previews began in the hotel's hidden pub The Club Car on January 8, with an official opening on January 23, The Woman in Black tells the story of a young lawyer who stumbles upon a small town with a grave secret. Stephen Mallatratt 's ingenious stage adaptation comes dramatically alive in Robin Herford 's gripping production of Susan Hill 's acclaimed ghost story. Director Robin Herford reunites with actors Ben Porter and David Acton , who both starred in the London stage production, to reprise their roles for this limited engagement at The McKittrick. There, The Club Car provides the perfect setting to weave the story among and around its audience.

Review: The Comforts of the Cozy Scare in ‘The Woman in Black’

So began my favorite song in music class throughout elementary school. Bankston did so well every October — inspire ample jumps and screams — and for the most part, it succeeds. Alice Drablow. It soon becomes quite clear that Eel Marsh House, which is unreachable from the main land during high tide, has some strange quirks: a mysterious door locked from the inside, the sound of a rocking chair creaking, and the occasional sighting of an eerie woman, dressed in black. But the more time he spent at the house, the more he began to understand why the townsfolk stayed away. When the first jump-scare happens the mysterious locked door swings open! And like that, they began to anticipate and delight in more, similar moments throughout the show, down to its final seconds.

Feb 4, - McKITTRICK HOTEL EXTENDS “THE WOMAN IN BLACK” A GHOST STORY IN A PUB, THROUGH APRIL 19TH. by DKC/O&M, February 4.

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