30 November 2023 - 2 March 2024
Catherine Tate and David Threlfall star in thrilling new ghost play The Enfield Haunting at the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre.
The Enfield Haunting is the extraordinary true story about one of the most famous poltergeist events in the world.
Based on the first-hand accounts of one of the ghost hunters, The Enfield Haunting is the true story of what happened when a dedicated single mother tries to protect her three children from something that is incomprehensible, deeply disturbing and is hurtling to a terrifying conclusion.
Catherine Tate (Dr Who, Queen of Oz) and David Threlfall (Funny Woman, Shameless) star in the world premiere of this major new play by Paul Unwin, co-creator of medical drama Casualty.
The Enfield Haunting is playing at the Ambassadors Theatre in London from 30 November 2023 to 2 March 2024.
What's the story of The Enfield Haunting?
The Hodgson’s had no idea what a poltergeist was when, in the summer of 1977, furniture and toys started moving of their own accord. They were an ordinary, working-class family, who lived in a North London council house at 284 Green Street, Enfield, but for the next eighteen months became the centre of one of the most famous poltergeist events in the world.
Janet, the possessed sixteen-year-old, was nearly pulled out of a window. The local ‘lolly pop lady’ saw her floating six feet in the air in an upstairs room and Janet was found fast asleep in a neighbours’ bed. There are tapes of Janet growling for hours in a voice that doctors said would destroy a sixteen-year-old girl’s vocal cords after a few minutes.
The story is set on one night in the spring of 1978 when events were approaching a climax.
Maurice Grosse was one of the ghost hunters. A kind and protective man, he was determined to help the Hodgson’s but as the night unfolds it slowly becomes clear that he is searching for something that he is convinced that only Janet can help him find.
Who is in the cast of The Enfield Haunting?
Catherine Tate as Peggy Hodgson, David Threlfall as Maurice Grosse.
Further cast to be announced.
Who are the creative team of The Enfield Haunting?
Written by Paul Unwin, and directed by Angus Jackson.
Further creative team to be announced.
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationAmbassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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