Thursday, 13 August 2015

Father and son take over lead roles in The Woman in Black

Father and son Christopher Godwin and Tom Godwin have taken over as Arthur Kipps and The Actor in the West End production of The Woman in Black.

Running at the Fortune Theatre, the play is now in its 26th year in the West End in a production revisited by original director Robin Herford.

Christopher Godwin’s recent theatre credits include The Two Merchants of Modena (RSC), The Crucible (Old Vic), Versailles (Donmar Warehouse), This House(National Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The City Madam, Cardenio (all RSC), Henry IV Parts I and II (Shakespeare’s Globe) and The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory). His TV credits include The Hollow Crown, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Lead Balloon and Waking the Dead.

Tom Godwin’s theatre credits include: Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory, New York), The Little Mermaid (Bristol Old Vic), To Kill A Mockingbird (Regents Park Open Air), Cinderella (Tobacco Factory at St James Theatre), Bingo (Young Vic), Taming Of The Shrew (Shakespeare's Globe), Get Santa!(Royal Court), The Crash Of The Elysium (Punchdrunk), Earthquakes In London (Headlong / National Theatre), ENRON (Headlong: Noel Coward Theatre West End, and Victory (Arcola). His TV work includes: The Hollow Crown, My Mad Fat Diary, Doctors, Family Tree, Psychoville, Holby City, Voyages Of Discovery, Grease Monkeys, Anchor Me, Sword of Honour. His Film credits include: About Time, Alice Through The Looking Glass and The Danish Girl.

The Woman In Black was first performed at the Theatre-By-The-Sea in Scarborough in 1987. The play opened in the West End in 1989.

A new film version of The Woman In Black was released in February 2012, starring Daniel Radcliffe. It became the highest-grossing British horror film ever, taking more than $100 million worldwide.

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