Stephen Mallatratt’s stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s 1983 horror novel The Woman in Black holds the distinction of being one of the longest-running plays in the history of London’s West End. And it will be returning to New York City in 2020 for the first time since 2001.
Centreing around a young lawyer who uncovers the grave secrets of a small town, The Woman in Black was turned into a film in 2012 starring Daniel Radcliffe. The eight-week run of the spooky supernatural play will begin previews on January 8th, before officially opening on January 23rd. It will be housed in The McKittrick Hotel’s Club Car on West 27th Street.
The McKittrick is no stranger to horror. The hotel is also home to the creepy immersive experience known as Sleep No More, based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This production of The Woman in Black will have a similarly immersive feel, with the action weaving among and around the audience.
As a New Yorker, I’m thrilled by this news.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)