• Matt Baker, Julia Blaikie, Ashley West and Craig Pauling.
  • Robyn Fleming, Cassandra Woodhouse and Keith Marr.
  • Suzy Sampson, Kathy Gent and Elena Stejko.
  • Emma and Peter Fleming, Geoff Reed and Michelle Bos.
  • Grae Burton, Emma Bishop and Donna Rae.
  • Glynis Hanrahan, Aoife Crowley and Srikant Srinivasan.
  • Ahi Karunaharan, Bryony Skillington and James Luck.
  • Jolie, Jim and Lila Woodhouse.
  • Laurie Mills and Alison Mudford.
  • Horst Feldhaeuser, Kimberley and Matthew Cousins.
  • James Carrick and Liz Cannon.

Woman in Black Gala Opening at The PumpHouse Theatre

It's always a pleasure to attend The PumpHouse Theatre and the gala opening of 'The Woman in Black' on Saturday 11 June was no exception. Originally a novel written by Dame Susan Hill in 1983, 'The Woman in Black' was adapted for the stage in 1987 by the late Stephen Mallatratt, and since then has been terrifying audiences for over three decades, making it the second longest-running play in history after Agatha Christie’s 'The Mousetrap'. The dark atmosphere was established from the start with a moody gothic backdrop behind the red carpet, setting the scene for the thriller about to unfold in the auditorium. The audience literally gasped and shrieked at the genuinely scary moments of the play. Produced by Masked Productions and directed by Matt Baker, the cast of two certainly delivered the story with spine-chilling aplomb. Acclaimed actor Michael Hurst (playing Arthur Kipps), and Zane Fleming (playing The Actor) had the audience spell-bound from the opening all the way through to the edge-of-your seat conclusion. Top quality drama delivered right here in our beloved PumpHouse Theatre! To see what's coming soon, visit www.pumphouse.co.nz/whats-on/ 

Issue 132 July 2022