Dec 262016

The Woman in Black
Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill

Do you believe in ghosts?

In May 2017, The Sutherland Theatre Company will be presenting Stephen Mallatratt’s West End hit adaption of Susan Hill’s terrifying novel, The Woman in Black. Auditions will be held as follows:

Date: Sunday 5 February 2017

Time: 1 – 4pm

Location: Sutherland 2232

The Woman in Black is a gripping ghost story set in a small Victorian theatre. Arthur Kipps, an aging solicitor, engages the services of a professional actor to help him re-enact – and thereby hopefully exorcise – a ghostly event which befell him many years before. From the cluttered stage, Kipps begins to read his story: painfully, self-consciously and hesitantly at first, but gradually increasing in confidence.

The actor portrays a young Kipps, sent to settle the estate of a deceased elderly recluse, in whose isolated marshland house Kipps encounters the Woman in Black. The ghostly figure unleashes a horrifying sequence of events which culminate in a truly chilling twist in the play’s final moments.


Older Kipps (40-60) – An aging ex-solicitor who has experienced some truly horrific events. He has written a play detailing his experiences and is seeking the help of a young actor to bring it to the stage, in the hope that it will help him exorcise his past. British accent required.

Younger Kipps (20-40): A slightly arrogant actor who has been hired by Kipps to help develop his play for the stage. He plays the younger version of Kipps during the play. British accent required.

The Woman (18-40): A non-speaking role, but crucial to the play. Must be comfortable with physical movement and improvisation.

Show dates: 26-28 May 2017

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Type of production

Company Name and Suburb
The Sutherland Theatre Company, Sutherland

New South Wales