Solid Introduced for UK and Eire Tour of The Girl In Black

PW Productions is delighted to announce casting for the UK And Eire tour of Susan Hill’s The Girl in Black. The manufacturing will star Malcolm James as Arthur Kipps and Mark Hawkins as The Actor, opening on the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Wednesday 6 September 2023. Following Wolverhampton, the tour will go to Cardiff, Billingham, Buxton, Aylesbury, Southend, Blackpool, Malvern, Richmond, Poole, Nottingham, Liverpool, Swindon, Norwich, Truro, York, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Ipswich, Bathtub, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Dartford, Excessive Wycombe, Crewe, Coventry, Belfast, Derry, and Dublin.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Malcom James 'Arthur Kipps'. Photo Tristram Kenton.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Malcolm James ‘Arthur Kipps’. Photograph Tristram Kenton.

Malcolm James returns to The Girl in Black having first performed Arthur Kipps on a UK Tour after which on the Fortune Theatre. His different West Finish credit embody The Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre and Volpone on the Nationwide Theatre. His on-screen credit embody HBO’s My Dinner with Herve, Secret Invasion on Disney+, the BBC’s Docs and EastEnders, ITV’s Coronation Avenue and The Invoice. On radio he has been heard on Letters to an Icon, The Historical past Man and several other afternoon dramas all on BBC Radio 4.

Mark Hawkins first performed The Actor in The Girl in Black on the Fortune Theatre and The Madinat Theatre. His different theatrical credit embody The Railway Kids at Kings Cross Theatre, Julius Caesar at The Globe, the united kingdom tour of Girl Chatterley’s Lover and the worldwide tour of The Unusual Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. His tv credit embody HBO’s The Nevers and ITV’s Vera.

Mark Hawkins, who presently works at Richmond Theatre as a Field Workplace Gross sales Assistant and a Tour Information, performed the position of The Actor throughout The Girl in Black’s thirtieth Anniversary yr on the West Finish’s Fortune Theatre. Now, he will likely be returning to the position on a UK tour, which is able to see him carry out at Richmond Theatre in November.

Mark mentioned: “It’s going to be such a particular week to have the ability to play a theatre I do know so nicely, and an incredible full circle second to be on the stage right here at Richmond Theatre.

Steve Joyce, Theatre Supervisor at Richmond Theatre, mentioned: “I do know I communicate for all of Group Richmond after I say that we’re extremely excited to see Mark carry out on this iconic present in our stunning theatre. Richmond audiences will more than likely have met Mark throughout his time behind our Field Workplace, and I hope they are going to come alongside to see him step out onto centre stage. We’re very proud and will likely be cheering him on each single night time!

The tour forged is accomplished by Jon de Ville (The Sound of Music UK Tour, Netflix’s Scoop, BBC’s Strike) as understudy Arthur Kipps and Dominic Value (The Girl in Black) as understudy The Actor.

Over 33-years THE WOMAN IN BLACK performed over 13,000 performances within the West Finish and has been seen by over 7-million individuals within the UK. In June 2019 the manufacturing celebrated its thirtieth Anniversary in London’s West Finish with a particular gala efficiency.

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessive about a curse that he believes has been forged over his household by the spectre of a ‘Girl in Black’. He engages a younger actor to assist him inform his story and exorcise the concern that grips his soul. It begins innocently sufficient, however as they delve additional into his darkest reminiscences the borders between make-believe and actuality start to blur and the flesh begins to creep.

Following a Christmas manufacturing in 1987 at a pub in Scarborough, THE WOMAN IN BLACK was dropped at Hammersmith’s Lyric Theatre in January 1989. Opinions have been sufficiently encouraging (aside from The Unbiased, who regretted the manufacturing’s lack of ability to include a reside canine) to warrant a West Finish run. Its West Finish tour began on the Strand (now Novello) Theatre in March and moved to the Playhouse in April, lastly lodging on the Fortune on June 7, 1989.

All through the manufacturing’s run within the West Finish and through its many excursions the producer has been decided to maintain ticket costs inside the vary of scholars and younger individuals. This coverage will proceed in no matter type the play and manufacturing take sooner or later.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK is directed by Robin Herford, with designs by Michael Holt and lighting by Kevin Sleep.

LISTINGS
THE WOMAN IN BLACK

UK TOUR LISTINGS
WEDNESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2023
Wolverhampton Grand
https://www.grandtheatre.co.uk/

TUESDAY 19 – SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2023
Cardiff New Theatre
https://newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/

TUESDAY 26 – SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2023
Billingham Discussion board
https://forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk/

TUESDAY 3 – SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2023
Buxton Opera Home
https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/

TUESDAY 10 – SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2023
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2023
Palace Theatre, Southend
https://southendtheatres.org.uk/

TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2023
Blackpool Grand
https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/

TUESDAY 7 – SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2023
Malvern Competition Theatre
https://www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/

TUESDAY 14 – SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2023
Richmond Theatre

TUESDAY 21 – SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2023
Poole Lighthouse
https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/

MONDAY 27 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2023
Theatre Royal, Nottingham
https://trch.co.uk/

TUESDAY 5 – SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER 2023
Liverpool Playhouse
https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/

TUESDAY 9 – SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2024
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
https://swindontheatres.co.uk/

MONDAY 15 – SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2024
Theatre Royal, Norwich
https://norwichtheatre.org/

MONDAY 22 – SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2024
Corridor for Cornwall
https://hallforcornwall.co.uk/

TUESDAY 30 JANUARY – SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2024
Grand Opera Home, York

TUESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2024
The Alexandra, Birmingham

TUESDAY 20 – SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2024
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
https://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/

TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 2 MARCH 2024
Theatre Royal, Brighton

MONDAY 4 – SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2024
Regent Theatre, Ipswich
https://ipswichtheatres.co.uk/

MONDAY 11 – SATURDAY 16 MARCH 2024
Theatre Royal, Bathtub
https://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/

TUESDAY 26 – SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2024
Theatre Royal, Glasgow

TUESDAY 2 – SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2024
Milton Keynes Theatre

TUESDAY 9 – SATURDAY 13 APRIL 2024
The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
https://orchardtheatre.co.uk/On-line/

TUESDAY 16 – SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2024
Wycombe Swan
https://wycombeswan.co.uk/

TUESDAY 23 – SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2024
Crewe Lyceum Theatre
https://crewelyceum.co.uk/

TUESDAY 30 APRIL – SATURDAY 4 MAY 2024
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
www.belgrade.co.uk

MONDAY 13 – SATURDAY 18 MAY 2024
Grand Opera Home, Belfast
https://www.goh.co.uk/

TUESDAY 21 – SATURDAY 25 MAY 2024
Millennium Discussion board, Derry
https://etickets.millenniumforum.co.uk/

TUESDAY 28 MAY – SATURDAY 1 JUNE 2024
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
https://www.gaietytheatre.ie/

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