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McCarter Theatre Center presents original London production of “The Woman in Black”


The original London production of Susan Hill’s “The Woman in Black,” adapted by Stephen Mallatratt and directed by Robin Herford, begins performances Friday at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, N.J., and runs through Oct. 29.

Based on Hill’s 1983 classic horror novel, “The Woman in Black” grew to global acclaim and terrified thrill-seeking audiences for 33 years on the West End, becoming one of the longest-running plays in London and inspiring a blockbuster film franchise starring Daniel Radcliffe.

“It’s unusual for a live theater experience to make an audience actually scream,” said Executive Director Martin Miller. “I’ve seen ‘The Women in Black’ on London’s West End, where it ran for more than three decades as a sell-out, smash hit. Trust me, the audience screamed. It’s exactly the caliber of production that McCarter audiences have come to expect, with high-octane thrills and entertainment value. Perfect for a spooky October night.”

In this gripping production, audiences will be transported back in time as an old man recounts the eerie events of his youth. Journeying into the misty English countryside, he grapples with settling the estate of a family entrenched in a tragic history that continues to haunt (quite literally!) anyone who dares come too close.

With a combined total of more than 1,000 previous performances of “The Woman in Black” in London, New York City, and beyond, the cast includes Antony Eden (The Actor), Ben Porter (Arthur Kipps/The Actor), and David Acton (Arthur Kipps) .

Tickets start at $25 and are now on sale at or 609-258-2787.