One of most Famous Poltergeist Events In The World Opens at Theatre Royal Brighton November

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Paul Unwin’s new play based on the extraordinary true story of one of the most famous poltergeist events in the world Opens at Theatre Royal Brighton from 14 to 18 Nov before transferring to The Ambassadors Theatre London Watch Catherine Tate on The Graham Norton Show this Friday to find out more.

The full cast joining Catherine Tate and David Threlfall in The Enfield Haunting, a new play based on one of the most famous poltergeist events in the world, is announced today (Tuesday 3 October 2023).  A new show image by Oliver Rosser/Feast can be downloaded here.

Written by Paul Unwin, and directed by Angus JacksonThe Enfield Haunting will play at Theatre Royal Brighton and Richmond Theatre, before moving to The Ambassadors Theatre in London for a limited West End season from 30 November 2023 until 2 March 2024. Press night is on Wednesday 6 December 2023.

Catherine Tate, who is renowned for her TV, film and theatre work, including her current BBC series Queen of OzThe Catherine Tate Show and Donna Noble in Doctor Who alongside David Tennant, will play Peggy Hodgson, a single mother who tries to protect her three children from something that is incomprehensible and deeply disturbing.

 David Threlfall, who played Frank Gallagher in the highly acclaimed TV series Shameless, is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company (he played Don Quixote in the RSC’s production) and last year was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Martin McDonagh’s The Hangman, plays Maurice Grosse, a ghost hunter.

They are joined by:  Ella Schrey-Yeats (Secret Invasion, The Witcher, His Dark Materials) as Janet Hodgson, Grace Molony (Artemis Foul, Layla, Mary Queen of Scots) as Margaret Hodgson, Jude Coward Nicoll and Noah Leggott sharing the role of Jimmy Hodgson, Mo Sesay (Murphy’s Law, Vera, Endeavor) as Rey, Neve McIntosh (Shetland, Ripper Street Stan Lee’s Lucky Man) as Betty Grosse, Daniel Stewart (Silent Witness, Law and Order, Star Trek: the Next Generation) as Writer/Old Man and Understudy Maurice,  Stacha Hicks (David Brent: Life of the Road, Call the Midwife, Casualty) as Understudy Peggy and Betty and Jasmine Spence as Understudy Janet and Margaret.

Joining Paul Unwin and Angus Jackson on the creative team are:  Lee Newby (Set and Costume Designer), Neil Austin (Lighting Designer), Carolyn Downing (Sound Designer), Paul Kieve (Illusions Consultant), Sophie Holland, CDG (Casting Director), Laura Cubitt (Movement Director), Kate Godfrey (Voice and Dialect) and Roberta Zuric (Assistant Director).


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