The Woman in Black next up for Valley Summer Theatre

On June 7th 1989 Stephen Mallatratt’s play The Woman in Black opened at the Fortune Theatre in West End London and it has been running there ever since.  Over 7 million people have now seen that West End London production, which has just passed Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats to become the fifth longest running play in the history of the West End. It has been described as “one of the most exciting, gripping, and successful theatre events ever staged”.

This summer Valley Summer Theatre is delighted to be able to produce The Woman in Black in Wolfville, Nova Scotia at Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre.

Based upon the novel by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black has been produced around the world to rave reviews.  Without fancy theatrics or special effects, this chilling tale unfolds and takes the audience on a journey into the depth and fears of their imagination.  The play combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir to give play goers a truly unforgettable experience.

Valley Summer Theatre’s production of The Woman in Black will be directed by Pamela Halstead, past Artistic Producer of the Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and currently Artistic Director of Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary, Alberta.   The play will star Robert Seale and Rhys Bevan-John.  The design team for The Woman in Black includes Victoria Marston (set design), Janet MacLellan (costume design), Will Perkins (light design) and Terry Pulliam (sound design).

The Woman in Black will be playing at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville from August 5th to 22nd.  Tickets are available at the Box of Delights Bookstore in Wolfville, or by phoning 1-877-845-1341 or by going online to  More information on The Woman in Black and the rest of the Valley Summer Theatre season is available at

For more information contact:

Bruce Klinger, Executive Producer