The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

by Stephen Mallatratt, based on the novel by Susan Hill; directed by Matt Wallace

Event Details

Dates: October 4-29, 2023
(Wednesday through Saturday nights at 7:00PM; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM; note – no matinees the weekend of October 7 due to the St. James Arts Show – added Sunday evening October 8.)

Location: Inside Kentucky Shakespeare’s Headquarters, 616 Myrtle Street, Old Louisville

Tickets: $27 (includes all fees)

Running Time: 2 hours including intermission


During your ticket purchase you will have the option to make a donation. We don’t have Woman in Black merchandise rights, but donate $20 and take home a new, limited edition “502 Kentucky Shakespeare” T-Shirt! You will receive one shirt per each $20 donation/increment. We will email you in advance regarding size preference, and you will receive it in a Kentucky Shakespeare bag from our House Manager when you arrive! (Shirt design below)

Continuing our Halloween tradition, Kentucky Shakespeare presents the spine-tingling ghost story that kept London’s West End on the edge of its seat for 33 years! Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost novel comes dramatically to life in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation of The Woman in Black.

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by a specter engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.

“The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” – Daily Telegraph

“One of British theatre’s biggest – and scariest – hits” The Guardian

“Ingenious – a journey into fear” New York Times

“A real theatrical spine chiller…A truly nerve shredding experience”The Daily Mail


Thank you to our production supporters –
Sense Colour Givaudan, Fund for the Arts, Kentucky Arts Council, and our individual donors!


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the health and safety requirements?

    We have moved to a mask optional policy for audience members. While masks are not required, we encourage anyone who chooses to wear a mask to do so throughout all or part of the production. We will continue to send updates if there are any changes.

    If you are not feeling well or have been around anyone with COVID-19 in the past two weeks, please do not attend this production. Please reach out to us if you need to reschedule.

  • Where do I park?

    The production takes place inside Kentucky Shakespeare's headquarters at 616 Myrtle Street, Louisville, KY 40208, one half block from Central Park, across the street from WaterStep. Kentucky Shakespeare has approximately 15 free parking spots available on the side of the building, and there is also ample free street parking. If parking on the street, out of respect for our Old Louisville neighbors, we ask that you not park in front of the residential buildings on the east end of Myrtle Street. There is ample space for street parking on Myrtle Street in front of Kentucky Shakespeare, Aztec Flooring, and WaterStep, as well as on the Central Park side of 6th Street.

  • Can I take photos/video?

    During the performance, the taking of video and photography are strictly prohibited.

  • How do I get a commemorative, limited edition T-shirt?

    At ticket check out you will have the option to make a donation. You will receive a limited edition shirt per each $20 donation/increment. We will email you in advance regarding size preferences, and you will receive it in a bag from our House Manager when you leave the experience.
    If you did not make a donation and would like to, please visit and make a note which performance you are attending, and we will contact you regarding size and type shirt preference! You may also email

  • Is the production suitable for children?

    The Woman in Black is a horror story and children may find it distressing. The production is rated PG-13, recommended for ages 13 and up due to some potentially frightening sounds and imagery. For specific show content, please contact the office at or 502.574.9900.