Christopher and Tom Godwin in The Woman In Black at the Fortune Theatre
Cast Update for the Long Running Horror Show in the West End
With the same show appearing on its stage since 1989, the Fortune doesn’t find its way into the news very often, but this week news has emerged of a new casting line-up for its famous horror show The Woman in Black.
The roles of Arthur Kipps and The Actor, the central characters at the heart of the story, will be played by the father and son acting duo of Christopher and Tom Godwin.
In The Woman In Black we meet Arthur Kipps, a solicitor who sits down with an actor to discuss one of the most extraordinary cases of his career. We flashback to this early point in his life when he was a junior solicitor sent to settle the estate of Mrs Alice Drablow, who has recently passed away. At the funeral he notices a spectral woman at the proceedings, though no-one will tell him about her, but with the mystery intensifying he realises his answers could be found in the ominous Ell Marsh House. Behind its doors, however, is more than he ever expected.
Actor Christopher Godwin has accumulated a wealth of credits both on and off the stage. His theatrical credits include the likes of The Crucible at the Old Vic Theatre, The Two Merchants Of Modena for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Henry IV parts I and II at Shakespeare’s Globe and The Invisible Man at the Menier Chocolate Factory. However, those picking up theatre tickets might also recognise him from his television work in the likes of Softly Softly, Waking The Dead, Lead Balloon, Z-Cars and A Young Doctor’s Notebook, to name but a few.
Meanwhile, his son Tom has also appeared in numerous shows, including To Kill A Mockingbird at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and television shows like Doctors and The Hollow Crown (a show in which Christopher Goodwin also appeared).
The popular play is based on the novel by Susan Hill and was adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. It was also adapted into a film in 2012 starring Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.
The Woman In Black continues at the Fortune Theatre and is currently booking at the West End venue to Saturday 16th January 2016.