The Woman in Black: the ghost of theatres most neglected genre

Arguably, there’s never been a better time for the horror genre.

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to get audiences eager to replace their very real fears with the comforting embrace of an orchestrated scare, a fear that we willingly allow ourselves to indulge in.

But in the highly manipulated world of Hollywood horror where do the muted tones of theatre classics like Susan Hill’s ‘The Woman in Black’ fit in?

Do we need to exorcise the on-screen demons before sitting down to enjoy the unembellished horror of the stage?

The creative director at the Ensemble Theatre, Mark Kilmurry, joined us on The Daily to discuss his latest adaption of a West End favourite, ‘The Women in Black, and why we shouldn’t close the curtain on the theatre of horror just yet.


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