Woman in Black OCCA Listing


Red Octopus Theatre Company's auditions are open to the public, and appointments are not necessary. Please arrive on time and let the attendant know if you will need to leave early. Callbacks are by invitation only.

Red Octopus Theatre Company is committed to inclusivity and does not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, size, or ability. Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns.

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"One of the most terrifying live theatre experiences - ever!"
- The Playhouse Blog

"Provides a pleasurable ripple of fear down one's spine and an uncomfortable lurch in the pit of one's stomach."
- Time Out New York

The acclaimed ghost story that kept London’s West End on the edge of its seat for 28 years! A man obsessed, believing his family has been cursed by a ghostly woman in black, tells his terrifying story to exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as he reaches further into his darkest memories, he quickly finds that there is no turning back.

The Woman in Black

Based on the novel by SUSAN HILL

Based on the novel by Susan Hill

Directed by Darcy Lawrence


Arthur Kips
Male identified - Older - Plays himself (an older lawyer) as well as many others from his past. Requires a strong, versatile actor capable of transforming voice and physicality to embody a host of characters.

The Actor
Male identified - Younger - Plays himself (a relatively young actor) as well as young Arthur Kipps. Requires a strong actor.


Summer 2024 (Date to be announced)

Rehearsals begin: August 2024
Production dates: October 2024