David Threlfall and Catherine Tate Will Star in The Enfield Haunting in London's West End | Playbill

International News David Threlfall and Catherine Tate Will Star in The Enfield Haunting in London's West End

Angus Jackson will direct Paul Unwin's new psychological ghost story.

David Threlfall and Catherine Tate

Paul Unwin's The Enfield Haunting, based on one of the most famous poltergeist events, will play a limited engagement in London's West End this fall.

Directed by Angus Jackson, performances are scheduled for November 30-March 2, 2024, at the Ambassadors Theatre. Catherine Tate and David Threlfall will star in the production, which officially opens December 6.

Prior to the West End run, the production will play the Brighton Theatre Royal November 14-18 and the Richmond Theatre November 21-25.

Tate, who can currently be seen in the BBC series Queen of Oz, will play Peggy Hodgson, a single mother who tries to protect her three children. Threlfall, Tony-nominated for his performance in Martin McDonagh’s The Hangman, will play Maurice Grosse, a ghost hunter.

Additional casting and creative team members will be announced at a later time.

The Hodgsons had no idea what a poltergeist was when, in summer 1977, furniture and toys started moving of their own accord. Unwin’s play is the story of one night in spring 1978 when events were approaching a climax.

Playwright Unwin says, "Before Guy Lyon Playfair the poltergeist expert died in 2018, I spent a long afternoon with him in his basement flat in Earl's Court. He and Maurice Grosse had spent months with the Hodgson family trying to protect them, but also make sense of what was going on. What Guy told me was terrifying. So much of what appears to have happened was impossible to fake and yet at the center of the whole thing were real people trying to make sense of their lives. The Enfield Haunting is a psychological ghost story. It is a ghost story for now."

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