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Fortune Theatre

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Address: Russell Street, London WC2B 5HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 871 7627
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Woman in Black - excellent

What a powerful performance by the two actors. The show was very intense and the atmosphere was really helped by a theatre full of teenage girls who screamed when any thing scarey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2012
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The play promised to be spin chillingly frightening, well it wasn’t I have to say, in fact an electricity bill is way more scary. Maybe thirty years ago theatre goers would have been frightened but not now, we expect far more in the way of special effects and so on. A few screams the odd bang here and there and... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

What a powerful performance by the two actors. The show was very intense and the atmosphere was really helped by a theatre full of teenage girls who screamed when any thing scarey happened!!! It WAS a very scarey show, but so cleverly written. I won't go on too much as I don't want to spoil the plot. GO AND SEE... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

As previously mentioned - The Fortune Theatre is a creepy little place and in a slightly decaying, dusty state. Luckily this adds to the charm as 'The Woman In Black' just wouldn't feel quite right in a fancy 2000 seater auditorium. I knew the place was small, but it felt like I'd walked into someone's living room! The toilets are... More 

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Helensburgh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

maybe just not our scene but we both thought it was fairly poor & not scary in any way. I almost fell asleep at one point!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Fortune Theatre itself feels a little bit creepy so exactly the right setting for this brilliant play- outstanding performances by the actors and plenty of moments to make you jump - one bit of advice, ladies go to the loo in your hotel/restaurant beforehand - there is only one, very tiny cubicle and you will be queuing for AGES!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

we went to see the lady in balck and sat in row b which we thought were excellent seats as the theatre is so small the atmosphere and overall interaction of the performance was very good. we were very surprised and found it very interesting to see how the film and theatre production differed. i would reccomend you take in... More 

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north yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

A small theatre, we went to see The Woman in Black which was very good especially as the theatre was small. We sat in the front row of the dress circle fine for us cos we are small but as atall maleyou may get uncomfortable, I think the rows behind may have had more leg room.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

While in London a couple of weeks ago, we attended a performance of Woman In Black at the Fotune Theatre. Built in 1924, it is not that old by London standards, but it seems older when you enter and see the stage. The theatre sits on the site of an old English tavern that reportedly was the haunt of actors... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

went to see woman in black was very good show the bar was fine the drinks priced reasonable only downside is was sat at the front at thats right at the stage so maybe an upper seat is better for the view

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Epping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We came to see the woman in black on Tuesday 25th September in the evening. At first we were welcomed by staff who gave us directions to our seats. We have seen the film so it was all very exciting, the staff were exciting and friendly and helped us to our seats. the inside was set yet errie when walking... More 

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