The Enfield Haunting

The Enfield Haunting

Ambassadors Theatre

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  • Booking until: Saturday, 2 March 2024
  • Running time: 1 Hour 15 minutes (no interval)
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The Enfield Haunting description

The Enfield Haunting – A terrifying true story

Catherine Tate, who has delighted us with her work on Dr Who and Queen of Oz as well as her own TV comedy series, joins David Threlfall, star of Funny Woman and Shameless, on stage. Threlfall portrays the ghost hunter Maurice Grosse, the paranormal investigator who helped the Hodgson family overcome the horror. Tate plays the single mother, Peggy Hodgson, who will do anything to protect her kids from a horrible haunting.

This is the world premiere of an important new play by Paul Unwin, who is the co-creator of the world’s longest running medical drama, Casualty. Unwin actually spent time with a poltergeist expert to help him figure out what happened to the Hodgson family. The signs are all looking good and we’re predicting the show’s going to be super-spooky. Not for the faint hearted!

What's the story behind The Enfield Haunting?

The Hodgson family was terrified when the summer of 1977 brought havoc to their council house, a perfectly ordinary home for a perfectly ordinary family. It all began when toys and furniture began moving around on their own, spooking the working-class family so badly that their home quickly became the centre for one of the world’s best-known and most mysterious poltergeist events. The play takes place in spring 1978, on one particular evening when the haunting was at its most dramatic, about to reach a terrifying climax.

Based on the personal accounts of one of the ghost hunters involved in trying to solve the mystery, tickets for The Enfield Haunting are tipped to be in high demand thanks to the nation’s love of spooky stuff. This is the true tale of what happened when a single mother was desperate to protect her three children from something that was deeply scary, impossible to understand, and moving quickly towards some sort of awful conclusion.

About The Enfield Haunting

The play takes place over one spring night, based on the account of one of the ghost hunters who spent weeks at 284 Green Street in Enfield trying to help the family. One of the children, 16 year-old Janet, was ultimately thought to be possessed, having been seen by the local lollipop lady floating six feet up in the air.

The story was previously told in a three part horror-drama TV drama series during 2015, now it’s on stage in the West End. The play kicks off at the Brighton Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre, then transfers to The Ambassadors Theatre for a limited West End season from November 30th 2023 to March 2nd 2024. Grab cheap theatre tickets for The Enfield Haunting to be terrified... in a highly entertaining way.

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Catherine Tate, David Threlfall

Playing at Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9ND GB (venue info)

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Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
The Enfield Haunting news
Catherine Tate & David Threlfall to star in new West End Play Catherine Tate & David Threlfall to star in new West End Play 13Jul

Catherine Tate & David Threlfall to star in new West End Play