The Fortune Theatre, succinctly described as the ‘most intimate of theatres’ first opened in 1924 and was built on the site of the Old Albion Tavern making it the first London theatre to be built after World War I.
World War II saw the venue being used by ENSA, the concert party for corp of the forces. Since then, many celebrated actors have performed on its stage. Amongst the impressive roll call are; Dame Judy Dench, Dirk Bogarde and Maureen Lipman. The Fortune is most closely associated with its current production of The Woman in Black which has become a West End legend.
This enigmatic and brilliant play first took up its residence in the Fortune in 1989. Since then it has gone on to have more than 5000 performances and most recently celebrated its 30th Birthday.