The Enfield Haunting

The Ambassadors Theatre

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Mon-Sat 7.30pm, Thur & Sat 2.30pm


1h50 including interval




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The Ambassadors Theatre

West Street
+44 (0)20 7395 5401
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Prepare to be captivated by the paranormal mysteries as The Enfield Haunting comes to life on the stage of the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End . This riveting play resurrects the spine-chilling account of the Hodgson family's eerie experiences, blurring the line between reality and the supernatural.

The play unravels a chilling tale as a family faces supernatural happenings within their home, delving into a mysterious past that blurs the lines between the living and the spectral.

What is the Enfield Haunting play about? 

Holding a candle in a dark room is Catherine Tate, who plays the role of Peggy Hogston in The Enfield Haunting.

Join fellow ghost busters for the world premiere of a new play by Paul Unwin, based on the firsthand accounts of a ghost hunter deeply involved in the Enfield Haunting - a chilling true story.
Step back in time to the late 1970s, as a working-class family living in a north-east London council estate find themselves thrown into the spotlight. Witness one of the most famous poltergeist hunts in modern history, with the Hodgson family at its centre. As furniture and toys come to life, a disturbing presence takes hold of the house, stirring ongoing debates about its authenticity.

As the family seeks aid from neighbours and the police, the situation takes a sinister turn. Chairs skid menacingly across the floor, lights flicker in a disconcerting rhythm, teaspoons defy gravity, and toys fly across as if part of a meticulously choreographed assault. The situation attracts paranormal specialists and journalists alike, all closely following the enigmatic events unfolding within the haunted house.

A man is carrying the body of a young girl, apparently unconscious, in his arms.

With its spine-chilling narrative and immersive portrayal of the unexplained, this play promises to be a must-see for those brave enough to confront the mysteries that lie in the shadows.

The Enfield Haunting London cast

See Catherine Tate (Doctor Who, Queen of Oz) taking the role of Peggy Podgson, and David Threlfall (Funny Woman, Shameless) playing Maurice Grosse, a ghost hunter in the world premiere of this major new play from Paul Unwin (co-creator of the world's longest running medical drama, Casualty).

The play is confirmed to run at the Ambassadors Theatre until March 2024.

David Threlfall, who plays the role of Maurice in the play Enfield Haunting, sits in an armchair in what looks like a dark living room.

How to get The Enfield Haunting tickets? 

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Where is The Enfield Haunting playing? 

The Enfield Haunting is set to play at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, located on West Street, close to Covent Garden and Leicester Square.

How to get there:

  • Underground - the nearest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines).
  • Bus - You can catch the following buses which stop nearby at Cambridge Circus, just a 2-minute walk away from the Ambassadors Theatre: 24, 29 and 176.
  • Cycling - Rent a Santander bike and take the direction of of Moor Street, in Soho, where docking stations can be found.

A woman is sitting on a staircase with a young boy sitting next to her, his head resting on her knees.

How long is the play?

The Enfield Haunting is one hour and 50 minutes long, including an interval.

It is recommended to arrive at theatre at least 30 minutes in advance, giving you plenty of time to find your seat.

What time is The Enfield Haunting evening show? 

Evening performances for the theatre play The Enfield Haunting take place at 7.30pm, Mondays to Saturdays.

On which days are the matinees taking place?

The Enfield Hauntings matinees are showing on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm.

Is there an age restriction?

The Enfield Haunting  is recommended for anyone aged 12 and over. Please note that this play includes loud noises, blackouts and flashing lights.

What other shows can I see in London?

Follow another spine-tingling ghost story in a Christmas special with the gripping Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, currently playing at the Alexandra Palace Theatre. Or keep the suspense going by attending a sensational court case at London's County Hall with Witness for the Prosecution, where a true Agatha Christie-style twist awaits.