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“Woman In Black at the Fortune Theatre”
Review of Fortune Theatre

Fortune Theatre
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Lovely traditional old quaint theatre, with a lot of history to it, hence on the small side. Went to see Woman in Black, now in its' 25th year, so must be doing something right!

I didn't know what to expect as others who had seen it did not want to spoil it for me. I was surprised at the production, only two male main actors in the play. The first half was slow and I had been warned about this so expected things to escalate in the second half, so kept listening intently so to keep track of the plot, thankfully, because the story did escalate and by the end, you realise just how clever the production is and how very talented the two actors were. Recommended for those who love an old traditional London theatre, steeped in history and a cleverly told and acted play.

Thank saranne1954
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

What a deary shambolic place...enough said really....well actually no...let's elaborate.

Went to watch "Woman in Black" which is a two man (well 2 man and 0.10 woman, she drops in about 4-5 times during the course to go Boo!)

The seeats are old, dusty and cramped, the decor is horrendous, the toilets are poor....staff are ok though....look like a gang of aspiring luvvies.

My other half said I fell asleep 3 or 4 times but I don't remember....but if I did then I think that would have been the highlight....I put the memory loss down to PTSD following the BOO! episodes....and obviously the sleep episodes were simply my body reacting to protect me from the dullness...bottom line...erm...don't bother...find a theatre and go see a play instead.

4  Thank KMC23W
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Theatre inside is very nice,old fashioned and cameral.Performance is average.If you looking for something advance or intelectual this isn`t right place.People are wearing very casual clothes for the event and eat and drink during performance.One woman had laughting attack for ten minutes and at the front of me I had to look at dirty sock from a men who put his foot on the chair.Very low class public.I was feeling sorry for actors.

2  Thank SebLenart
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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.

2  Thank T F
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