Friday, December 21, 2007

The Woman In Black - Sultan of Brunei's a fan

At a party the other night a PR tells me that Susan Hill's The Woman in Black has now been seen by Henry Kissinger, Jonathan Ross and his family and the Duke of Kent. Every year for 10 years the Sultan of Brunei has taken over half the theatre to watch the play - his entire entourage arrive in stretch limos. They adore it. And next September it will be on for one week only with the cast of the Japanese production, which is sooooooo succesful in Tokyo, and it will be played entirely in Japanese. It's likely to be booked out the day the box office opens apparently.

If you want a spooky Christmas, read Susan's marvellous novella The Man In The Picture. To buy the book online click here. To read my review click here. To read more about The Woman In Black click here.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, is Henry Kissinger still alive?

Madame Arcati said...

Alas yes. He should have stood trial at a war crimes tribunal by now, but at least he goes to the theatre. He has that to his credit at least.

Anonymous said...

I loved The Woman In Black - most spooky play I have ever seen apart from Macbeth.