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The Woman in Black ()

Produced by

Lower Ossington Theatre

Adapter: Stephen Mallatratt
Director: Alan Kinsella

Based on the book by Susan Hill


The Lower Ossington Studio Theatre


October 30th, 2013 – December 1st, 2013


Eel Marsh House stands tall, gaunt and isolated, surveying the endless flat saltmarshes beyond the Nine Lives Causeway, somewhere on England’s bleak East Coast. Here Mrs Alice Drablow lived – and died – alone.

Young Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is ordered by his firm’s senior partner to travel up from London to attend her funeral and then sort out all her papers. His task is a lonely one, and at first Kipps is quite unaware of the tragic secrets which lie behind the house’s shuttered windows. He only has a terrible sense of unease.

And then, he glimpses a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, at the back of the church during Mrs Drablow’s funeral, and later, in the graveyard to one side of Eel Marsh House. Who is she? Why is she there?    (


Andrei Preda Kipps
Adrian Griffiths Actor
Claire Acott Woman in Black

Creative Team

Susan Hill Author
Stephen Mallatratt Adapter
Alan Kinsella Director
Kathleen Black Costume Designer
Chris Malkowski Lighting Designer
John Pickering Sound Designer


Jeff Leard Technical Director
Kaitlin Cheel Production Stage Manager
Tracy Lam Head of Properties


Michael Galloro Director of Production
Mikael Kangas Production Manager