PHOENIX, January 24, 2024 – The Herberger Theater Center presents the original London
production of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, February 8-25, 2024. Direct from the United
Kingdom, with a cast from the West End of London, comes the second longest-running play
in the history of British Theatre.
A dark and scary mystery unfolds in this masterful theatrical event. A lawyer, obsessed with a
curse he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black,
engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that
grips his soul. Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, the play—which Ben Brantley of the New York
Times called “ingenious” and a “journey into fear”—recently completed a 33-year run in
London’s West End.
The Woman in Black is directed by Robin Herford. The roles of Arthur Kipps and The Actor
are shared between three actors in rep: David Acton, Ben Porter and Antony Eden. The
creative team includes Designer Michael Holt, Lighting Designer Anshuman Bhatia, Vision
Productions Imogen Finlayson, and Sound Designer Sebastian Frost. The Woman in Black is
presented in association with PW Productions and Pemberley Productions.
Tickets are available at HerbergerTheater.org or by calling the Box Office at 602.252.8497.
The 2023-2024 season is sponsored in part by Billie Jo Herberger and Holly Herberger
222 E. Monroe Street ▪ Phoenix, AZ 85004
About Herberger Theater Center:
The Herberger Theater Center is Arizona’s center stage, engaging the community through
diverse arts experiences that ignite emotion, stimulate conversation, and inspire connections
with the arts. Built in 1989 to foster the growth of performing arts and revitalize downtown
Phoenix, the Herberger Theater has celebrated the diverse, multicultural heritage of the
Phoenix community with accessible performing arts experiences year after year. The
Herberger Theater is home to three resident performing arts companies: Arizona Opera,
Childsplay Theatre, and iTheatre Collaborative. The Herberger Theater also sustains several
arts education and outreach programs that provide children and adults with a chance to
experience the beauty and magic of live performing arts. Learn more at