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“The Woman In Black”
Review of Fortune Theatre

Fortune Theatre
Ranked #435 of 1,891 things to do in London
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I love the Fortune Theatre in London , it's a small venue with an intimate feel to it and the current play is The Woman In Black, now running in its 25th year. This is an eerie tale of a house on an isolated marsh in a remote part of England. There are two actors and very little else in the way of props, but this lends itself to the viewer's own imagination getting involved with the story as it unfolds into a chilling tale of loss and revenge....
Well worth a visit for theatre lovers .........

Thank JEAN T
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I visited here not long ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The theatre is quite small, dark and eery, which is the perfect setting for the ghost story.
The Woman in Black is portrayed through 2 actors and minimal props. The fact you are able to understand and follow everything in the play and see what the characters see even though there is nothing there shows how amazing this play is and it's actors. I saw this long before the film came out and also afterwards and nothing really compares to the live action. you can see it a thousand times and still be as captivated.
Some people dislike the fact it isn't completely terrifying, they also dislike the minimalistic delivery with regards to cast and props but the whole point of the play is the fear of what you can't see. The way they grab and hold your attention throughout portrays an excellently developed, unique and well delivered play. Studying theatre you will know this is hard to do but it is so effortlessly done. With there being one actor on stage for the most part it is an incredibly vulnerable situation for an actor to be in but you are so at ease with the ability of the actor and performance is sensational. Hats off to all involved you delivered an entertaining, frightful and all round amazing play.

Look out for the ghost. Not the one in the play, the one in the theatre. No joke.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Unique theatre experience enjoyed by all the family particularly the teenagers in our family. The theatre is very small and intimate and the audience can't chat or rustle packets as it spoils the experience (shame the 2 women behind us didn't realise this). The effects are simple but effective and the spooky theatre adds to the atmosphere.

Thank shellbies
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

With minimal actors, this is a sophisticated and amusing play that increasingly becomes more scary as it progresses through into the second half. There were several children in the audience, so if you are thinking of bringing them, it is alright. There are clever means to scare the audience using light sound and sudden movements, but it does not go overboard. It lets your imagination conjure thoughts and feelings and is sympathetic to the story. The acting is absolutely superb - first class.

Thank MVM_12
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

The mrs had seen the film so thought that this would be worth a watch, I'm still not sure.
We went knowing that it had only 2 actors and was supposed to be scary and this proved to be correct.
The theatre was small and cute so you really felt part of what action there was. We sat in the stalls 2 rows from the front. We payed 31 quid for these tickets.
If I'm honest I expected to see a bit more of a show rather than just a low budget play. The only prop seemed to be a basket which doubled up as everything.
The 2 actors were good although the younger ones thespian tone did get rather tedious, the old boy was very good though.
I guess the ultimate test is would i recommend it? To my mates probably not, think I might take a bit of stick.
I'll leave the plays to the lovies, I'm off for a beer.

Thank Waa07
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