The Woman in Black A Ghost Play

4th to 12th August, 2023
The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre

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

Production Team

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

Adults: $35
Members: $30
Concession: $30
Under 18s: $20