The Cambrian

A theatrical exocism

The thriller ghost story “The Woman In Black,” which has delighted London audiences for nearly a quarter century, opens this weekend at Cambria’s Pewter Plough Playhouse.

Emma Duncan and Corbin Went return to the Plough boards to star in Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of a novel by Susan Hill.

In the play, set in an old theater, a London solicitor is plagued by an unsettling event in the past and makes a desperate attempt to expunge feelings of unease and foreboding by enlisting the aid of an actor to help recreate the troubling event. Duncan portrayed Emily Dickinson in the one-woman play “The Belle of Amherst” in 2008 at the Pewter Plough. Went appeared on the Plough in 2009 in “The Mousetrap.” The director is Charles Duncan.

After a preview performance Friday, Aug 5, the Plough hosts a “champagne opening” Saturday, Aug. 6. Performances continue through Aug. 27 at 824 Main St.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays (Aug. 18 and 25), Fridays and Saturdays.Matinees begin at 3 p.m. Sundays (Aug. 7, 14 and 21).

Tickets to the champagne opening are $25, including a champagne and dessert buffet.Tickets are $15 for Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Saturday night admission is $20 ($18 for seniors and students).

For details, call 927-3877 or go to

— Staff