The Woman in Black: ArticlesThis section includes articles and interviews with the creators of the original production of The Woman in Black - the author Susan Hill, the adaptor, Stephen Mallatratt and the director, Robin Herford - as well as other relevant articles looking at the creation and history of the original production of the play at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, Scarborough, in 1987.
The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black: Articles○ The Woman in Black: Adapting The Play (1997)
Stephen Mallatratt, adaptor of The Woman in Black, looks back on the creation of the play on its 10th anniversary.
○ The Woman in Black: Directing The Play (1997)
Robin Herford, director of The Woman in Black looks back on the original production on its 10th anniversary.
○ The Woman in Black: The Author (1997)
Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black, reminisces on the 10th anniversary of the play's premiere.
○ An Adaptor's Note (1998)
Stephen Mallatratt's introduction to the published edition of the play.
○ It Was Twenty Years Ago Today… (2008)
Author Susan Hill looks back on The Woman in Black twenty years after its premiere.
○ A Retrospective Look: 25 Years On (2012)
Archivist Simon Murgatroyd looks back on the creation of The Woman in Black on its 25th anniversary.
○ Remembering Stephen Mallatratt
Archivist Simon Murgatroyd recalls the career of the playwright Stephen Mallatratt who adapted The Woman in Black.
○ Robin Herford
Archivist Simon Murgatroyd looks at Robin Herford's career and connection with theatre in the round in Scarborough.
○ Robin Herford: 2024 Interview
An interview with Robin Herford looking at his career, association with Alan Ayckbourn and The Woman in Black.
"The expression on her face... desperate, yearning malevolence… filled me with indescribable loathing and fear."
All research for this section by Simon Murgatroyd.