Fortune Theatre

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Fortune Theatre
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Owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group since 2001, the Fortune has been the home of Susan Hill’s perenially popular lo-tech chiller ‘The Woman in Black’ for over 20 years. The venue originally opened in 1924, on the site of a former tavern, and was the first London theatre to be built after the First World War. It played host to a mix of amateur and professional productions and was used by ENSA during the Second World War. Afterwards, it saw performances by variety acts such as Flanders and Swann and, later Beyond the Fringe, as well as musical comedies and thrillers. It’s a slightly shabby but particularly intimate and atmospheric venue that lends itself to Hill’s intrinsically theatrical ghost story with an enduring effectiveness that keeps the box-office tills ringing.


Venue name: Fortune Theatre
Address: Russell Street
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden/Holborn
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  • Drama Tuesday April 24 2018 - Saturday January 26 2019

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Fortune theatre is a little old quirky theatre in Covent Gardens. Narrow stairs and corridors, minuscule bars and lavatories to the point you think that it cries for renovation.  It was the first theatre to be built in London after the end of the 1st World War and is one of the smallest. It's showing The Woman in Black for almost 30 years and such venue is perfect for this scary play.

IF there is one scary show to see this is it- i have seen this 4 times and every time it scares me where i have to have all mylights on when i get home- Ok no big scene changes or lavish special effects - yet it dont need it the way the actors tell the story and use the props- The stage show is 100% better than the film- Get a ticket for a scary evening out