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Fortune Theatre

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Women in Black - good production

Nice theatre which is quite small - maybe 300 seats? But Woman in Black is a pretty scary production with just 3 people in it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Tony B
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this since it was on sale and was a decent price. I didn't have a clue about the show to be honest. We had good seats and theatre was small but cosy. We did enjoy the play it was something different to what we have already seen. My mrs got scared a couple of times which was jokes for... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This theatre is very small, the second smallest in the west-end in fact. However it has plenty of character and the play currently playing there, The Woman in Black, is very good. We sat in a box (Box A) and had a very nice side-view of the stage. The seats were comfortable plently of rrom to move around. The staff... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Nice theatre which is quite small - maybe 300 seats? But Woman in Black is a pretty scary production with just 3 people in it

Thank Tony B
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Maybe I'm missing something here. 'The Woman in Black', seen the film which was OK. The play here bored the life out of me, and sat there waiting for something to happen. Two actors playing all the roles which just didn't work for me. You watch as the actor changed his coat each time, then took on another character role... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We visited here to see a show. The staff were all very polite. The theatre is incredibly small but clean and comforting. Don't go thinking you will get a huge stage show it's tiny. We sat in row b and were literally on the stage so had neck ache but it was still a good experience. The seats were comfortable... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend was here to watch The Woman in Black, which was so good! I love plays that are literature type of plays. Only two actors.. 3 including the woman in Black, but them two were amazing! Recommend this play to anyone, however if you do I'd pay a little more to sit downstairs as the chairs must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

At the time of this review, The Woman in Black has been running for over 27 years. The Fortune Theatre has been around considerably longer. The Woman in Black is an extraordinary theatrical effort. Based on the novel by Susan Hill, it far exceeds the recent Hammer Films version & the older cinematic effort that aired on the BBC &... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This play has been running forever and needs a great pair of actors which it has...the sets are clever and the direction and effects work very well. This has a few moments that make you jump and is a very good night out.

Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Thankfully I didn't pay much for the ticket. The play was awful and the toilets were fit for the small peopul in Lilliput. Apparently the play has been shown here since 1989. I have no clue how? Don't waste your money!

Thank Valerie E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Fortune is a tiny little theatre - solely built for seeing shows and not socialising before or after the show (not a bad thing). The entrance is tiny, and stairs take you up to your seats - on upper and lower floors there are bars and toilets. It's an amazing little place that is full of history and atmosphere... More 

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