Arcadians Theatre Group
The Woman in Black
A Ghost Story
By Stephen Mallatratt, Susan Hill
By arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd
In Association with Samuel French – A Concord Theatrical Company
Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor, hires a theatre and the services of a professional actor to re-enact – and thereby exorcise – a ghostly event which befell him many years previously with horrifyingly tragic results.
From the cluttered stage, Kipps begins to read his story: painfully, self-consciously, and hesitantly at first but, coached by the actor and aided by theatrical artifice, he grows in confidence and ability as he assumes a variety of roles and the play moves from narration to enactment.
The actor portrays the young Kipps sent north by his firm to settle the estate of an elderly recluse, the late Mrs Drablow, in whose isolated marshland house Kipps encounters a spectre, THE WOMAN IN BLACK.
The spectre, seeking vengeance for the death of her young child, attaches herself to Kipps and unleashes a macabre sequence of events which culminate in a truly chilling twist in the play’s final moments.
Stephen Mallatratt’s adaption of the original novel by Susan Hill was triumphantly staged for 33 years and 10,000 performances on the West End.
Friday August 4th 7:30 pm
Saturday August 5th 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday August 6th 1:30 pm
Friday August 11th 7:30 pm
Saturday August 12th 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Director Malcolm White
Stage Manager Cilla Aslanidis
Lighting/ Sound David Greer
Deportment Natalie Bazun-Coates
Costumes Nyla Collis
Makeup Lea Fay
Kipps Greg Shand
Actor Arne Castles
The Woman Melanie Ringer
Under 18s: $20