Competition time – but not one for small children!
The awesome and genuinely very scary The Woman in Black is coming to the Theatre Royal in Bath from 21-26 November and we have two pairs of tickets to give away.
The prize is only available to entrants aged 12 years and over!
Eel Marsh House stands tall and isolated on the windswept salt marshes beyond the Nine Lives Causeway on the East Coast. Here Mrs Alice Drablow lived – and died – alone. Young Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is ordered by his firm to travel up from London to attend her funeral and sort out all her papers. His task is a lonely one and, at first, Kipps is quite unaware of the tragic secrets which lie behind the house’s shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman dressed all in black at the funeral that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold. The reluctance of locals to talk of the woman in black, only serves to deepen this feeling. When he asks questions, they refuse to even acknowledge her existence, leaving Kipps to discover her terrible purpose for himself.
Years later, as an old man, Kipps recounts his experiences to an actor in a desperate attempt to exorcise the curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a ‘Woman in Black’. As the two men act out the solicitor’s experiences on Eel Marsh all those years ago, the border between make believe and reality blurs as the past comes to life and they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.