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Godwin pair lead Woman In Black

First Published 13 August 2015, Last Updated 14 August 2015

Christopher Godwin and his son and fellow actor Tom Godwin are now the latest pairing to lead the West End’s iconic ghost story The Woman In Black.

The newly cast pair joined the hugely popular ghostly production that has been running for a staggering 26 years this week, playing Arthur Kipps and The Actor respectively.

The father/son pair, who previously appeared together in television’s The Hollow Crown, both boast successful careers on stage. Christopher’s many London theatre credits include recent turns in The Crucible (The Old Vic), Versailles (Donmar Warehouse) and This House (National Theatre), while Tom was last seen in To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Bingo (Young Vic), and has appeared in Headlong’s critically acclaimed Earthquakes In London and ENRON.

More than seven million people have now experienced the jump-out-of-your-seat horror of The Woman In Black, adapted from Susan Hill’s popular novel.

The thriller centres on a keen young solicitor who is sent to wind up the affairs of a recently deceased woman, Mrs Alice Drablow. Alone in the eerie, isolated Eel Marsh House, he is unaware of the tragedy lurking in the house’s dark corners, but when he catches a glimpse of a woman dressed completely in black, he attempts to delve deeper into the house’s history, much to the distress of the tight-lipped local community.                                                

The Woman In Black is currently booking at its long-term home, the Fortune Theatre, until 16 January. Families can take advantage of our kids go free promotion and book through Kids Week for performances until the end of August.


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