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The Woman In Black, New Theatre, Cardiff IT was recently a film starring Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe now The Woman In Black is being brought to the stage in Wales.

The powerful, intense and critically-acclaimed ghost story is the second longest-running play in the West End after The Mousetrap and is now heading on the road.

Audiences can expect an evening of chilling and unremitting drama as lawyer Arthur Kipps tells his story.

Obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family, he engages a sceptical young actor to re-enact his experiences at Eel Marsh House.

Together they t1urn the recital into a dramatic performance, the actor taking on the persona of Mr Kipps, and the lawyer playing the various characters in the tale. The borders between make believe and reality then begin to blur.

'Taking the role of Arthur Kipps is Julian Forsyth (Wicked, Oliver!, A Touch of Frost, Dalziel and Pascoe) with Antony Eden (Les Miserables, Carrie's War, The Bill) as the young actor. Both actors have previously played the role in the West End.

The clever use of props, special sound and lighting effects conjures up a Victorian world of sighing winds and eerie marshes.

Combining lighting projections, clouds of dry ice, ear-splitting screams and the atmospheric power of the theatre, the production offers a real thrill of horror and a truly spine-chilling experience.

This gripping stage adaptation of Susan Hill's novel has been enjoyed by more than seven million people | The Woman in Black is at the New Theatre, Cardiff from Monday to Saturday, May 4. For tickets, costing PS8.50 to PS26, call the box office on 029 2087 8889 or visit the website at:

The production offers a real thrill of horror and a truly spine-chilling experience
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 26, 2013
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