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Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal celebrate the arrival of West-End production The Woman in Black with a number of guided ghost walks in March.

The haunted theatre tours will be led by the charming Victorian ghost expert Professor Frederick, following the gripping and terrifying performances of The Woman in Black on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March 2017.

Professor Frederick will take audiences on 40-minute tours through the corridors and hallways of the theatre in the hopes of encountering some of its spectral residents from the past 160 years.

According to legend, the ghost of Henry Rutley, who opened the New Theatre Royal in 1856, is said to wander the corridors of the Victorian theatre. Lore also states that a phantom resident is former theatre manager Herbert Ralph, who managed the New Theatre Royal from 1917 through 1923, when he committed suicide.

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story is the perfect stage-setter for these tours, and has terrified over seven-million theatregoers since it first opened. The Woman in Black hits the New Theatre Royal stage from 27th March through 1st April 2017.

Tickets for the ghost tour can be booked alongside tickets for the theatre show for a combined price of £35.00, or purchased alone for £18.00. Book online through the New Theatre Royal site »

The tours start from 10:30pm, and they’re not for the faint of heart!

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