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Fortune Theatre

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Address: Russell Street, London WC2B 5HH, England
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Woman in Black play

What a lovely theatre sat in the middle tier with great views of the stage, staff very friendly & helpful, ladies loos could do with a re-vamp

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Helen B
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Kent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first experience of watching a play at the theatre and I loved it. The performance was enthralling. You really do have to use your imagination as there are little props/visual effects but the acting is so convincing I found myself drawn in and hooked from the start. I know this classic ghost story well which I feel... More 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fortune theatre is a beautiful little theatre, intimate and interesting but beware there is quite limited leg room when seated! Our visit on 13.04.17 commenced with a search of our bags. Understandable in the times we live in although it was very apparent the men in black had no idea what they were looking for. I was somewhat dismayed... More 

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Thank Terry S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

only 2 actors, well 3 if you count the WIB. scenery was terrible, seriously underfunded production. Give it a miss. Spend more on a ticket to a real west end show.

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Thank markkemp2017
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

WOW What a great production, hadn't seen the film so could only base the anticipation on word of mouth, which was generally described as a scary nerve jangling play. It lived up to expectations and was in parts scary. Brilliant cast lovely old theatre, very intimate a thoroughly enjoyable experience, would recommend the play to everyone as a must see.

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Thank Ian M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What a lovely theatre sat in the middle tier with great views of the stage, staff very friendly & helpful, ladies loos could do with a re-vamp

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Thank Helen B
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Sat in the stalls-good leg room. Old style theatre. Scenery limited-2 actors and the Woman in Black. Impressive memories in order to remember lines. Few jumpy/scary parts. Drinks expensive.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I saw WOMAN IN BLACK when I was a student 20+ years ago and thought that after this long I would both remember the plot and not be scared – surely a middle aged man couldn’t be cowering like a schoolboy behind the sofa like he used to with Dr Who???…... WRONG! Got seats in front row, and we were... More 

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Thank Neil H
Sussex, England
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

My first time at the Fortune Theatre which is a fairly small, intimate venue. The theatre itself is fine, maybe not as plush as some others but fine. The show, on the other hand, was a big disappointment. I'm not knocking the actors but the narrative. Zero excitement & about as scary as Ant & Dec. We weren't alone in... More 

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Thank LittleBigHorn
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the lady in black. Fantastic acting from the cast of 3. Theatre itself felt intimate. Located close to tube.

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Ulverston, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Took my teenage daughter's to see woman in black and though at first thought it would be a low budget production I was impressed by the use of limited props.Acting skills were fabulous turning what could have been a dreary afternoon to a most entertaining one.The small intimate setting made one feel a part of the play.

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