The Enfield Haunting

The Enfield Haunting – Catherine Tate to star in terrifying new play

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The show is coming to Brighton, Richmond and then London’s West End. 

It’s been announced today that Catherine Tate (Doctor Who, Queen of Oz) is returning to the stage to appear in Paul Unwin’s The Enfield Haunting.

The show is based on the famous events in Brimsdown, Enfield between 1977 and 1979 and previously inspired a television series, as well as being the basis for the movie The Conjuring 2. In this version of the tale, Tate stars as single mum Peggy Hodgson, while David Threfall (Funny Woman, Shameless) plays ghost hunter Maurice Grosse.

The Enfield Haunting

Here’s the details of the show…

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. An ordinary, working-class family, who lived in a north London council house became the centre of one of the most famous poltergeist events in the world.  This is the story of one night in the spring of 1978 when events were approaching a climax.

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.

The show will visit Brighton’s Theatre Royal and the Richmond Theatre, before landing in the West End.

Catherine Tate

Catherine Tate said:

“I’m thrilled to be part of The Enfield Haunting and can’t wait to start working with the first-class creative team and the brilliant David Threlfall.”

David Threfall added:

“I’m delighted to be reuniting with director Angus Jackson and working for the first time with the amazing Catherine Tate on Paul Unwin’s version of the UK’s most famous incident of psychological inhabitation, The Enfield Haunting, in 1977.”

Written by Paul Unwin, the production’s director is Angus Jackson.

The show is at the Theatre Royal, Brighton between 14th and 18th November, and at Richmond Theatre between 21st and 25th November, 2023.

Then, it settles into a longer run at The Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End from Thu 30th Nov 2023 – Sat 2nd Mar 2024.