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Fortune Theatre

Russell Street, London WC2B 5HH, England
0844 871 7627
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Ranked #382 of 1,081 attractions in London
Type: Theaters
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- Apr 8, 2012
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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

The Woman in Black was recently made into a film, but the play that is shown here is better. The Fortune Theatre is small and cosy which seems to add to the eeriness. I won't say much about the play itself as I don't want to give away the story to those that don't know it, but I would recommend... More

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Warrington,England
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32 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

The Fortune Theatre is very old and small, but cosy. Whilst watching a production .ike Woman in Black, the age of the building and the lack of size of the auditorium adds to the atmosphere. The whole production delivers in spades. We both thought the play was very different, clever and often made the whole audience jump with surprise. There... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

The performances from the two actors was just brilliant, it was such an engrossing play and the shouts and screams definitely made the audience jump and keep you opn the edge of your seat. The stage set was simple but so effective. Only grumble was that the seats were so small my knees were crushed in the seat infront of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Seeing this play is a really good experience - it was spooky which I expected but also funny which I didn't expect. The set design is minimalistic and the play is told with only 3 actors. However, this adds to the atmosphere and is more effective. The theatre itself is very old which adds to the spookiness of it. However,... More

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Falkirk, Scotland
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

I was there with my daughter on a mid week theatre break and we were so looking forward to it. The set was dreary and the same throughout the play. There were only two actors and you had to use your imagination a lot of the time. It was very scary in bits but our overall experience was completely ruined... More

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

My family had been to see the play and so had my friends and everyone recommended it so we eventually went to see it and wow it was amazing. We were in the front row which is a little cramped it is a very small theatre however if you can get the front row then you really should! My partner... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I love this theatre! It is so old and small and has that real theatre/auditorium smell when you walk in! I have been several times to this theatre to see The Woman In Black - The show is brilliant and it always creates a great atmosphere and always makes the audience jump in the same places every time! This would... More

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croydon, england
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Decided to see the show rather than the film. A friend got me a ticket but wouldn't have minded paying for it myself. There are only 3 cast - 2 actors telling the story and the Woman in Black herself who doesn't appear that often but when she does it's seriously creepy. The theatre is old and small which goes... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012 via mobile

I am not quite sure where to start... The second half of this play is taking part as i type. I could not bare to stay for the entire play. I was so excited to come to London to see this theatre production and wish i hadnt bothered. It has sucked the life out of me and left me feeling... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

How this play has run for 20+ years I do not know. The two actors did a sterling job and the adaptation builds on the book nicely, but overall it was nothing more than an average play. Don't pay full price. Get your tix from the ticket booth (TKTS) on Leicester Square.

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