Bromley resident stars in West End’s The Woman in Black

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 April 2018

Terence performing as Arthur Kipps. Picture: Mark Douet

Terence performing as Arthur Kipps. Picture: Mark Douet

Photo by Mark Douet

Bromley resident Terence Wilton is currently starring in Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black at the West End’s Fortune Theatre.

Terence Wilton as Arthur. Picture: Mark DouetTerence Wilton as Arthur. Picture: Mark Douet

The iconic ghost story features Terence as Arthur Kipps, the lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the Woman in Black.

Arthur engages a sceptical 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.

Terence, who lives in Beckenham, has starred in The Forsyte Saga, Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Dial M for Murder and Doctor Who, and his stage credits include a number of Royal Shakespeare Company productions including The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar and Dr Faustus.

Terence Wilton and James Byng. Picture: Mark DouetTerence Wilton and James Byng. Picture: Mark Douet

He said: “Every audience is different, and with a show like this where you really engage them, it means we are putting on a different show every time.

“We have an incredible sound system and the theatre is beautiful, it’s quite small - we can whisper and be heard.

“Some of the reactions from the audience are the best.”

Terence said the show is unique in the sense that a lot of it is left to the audience’s imagination.

He said: “My character never actually sees the Woman in Black, which is a very important element of the show.

“There are only two main characters in the whole show, including my chacter Arthur and James Byng who plays the actor.

“We have the whole stage and no other actors to worry about.

“It very much focuses on imagination and it’s very different to anything I have done before which is why I am enjoying it so much - I have never taken part in a ‘scary’ show before, it’s always been tragedy or comedy.”

Performance times include Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm and Saturdays at 4pm.

Ticket prices range from £19.50 to £49.50, premium Seats are also available and all enquiries should be made to the box office on 0844 871 7626.

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