The Enfield Haunting (West End)
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The Enfield Haunting (West End)
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The Enfield Haunting (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

68%
(388 Ratings)
Positive
62%
Mixed
18%
Negative
20%
Members say
Absorbing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Clever, Confusing

About the Show

Catherine Tate & David Threlfall star in the world premiere of Paul Unwin's supernatural play.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (100)

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Nic
593 Reviews | 102 Followers
78
Unsatisfactory resolution, Disappointing, Absorbing, Great acting, Slow

See it if you’re okay with enjoying the journey more than the destination.

Don't see it if you’d mind that a show that felt like it was building to an interesting or at least satisfactory climax just… didn’t. Read more

100 Reviews | 10 Followers
76
Slow, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you like listening to the drama and thinking over the story and characters. This is a quiet production compared to spectacular entertainment

Don't see it if you are expecting to see lots of poltergeist sequences. You only see bit of flash lights in darkness and turned over tables. Read more

99 Reviews | 6 Followers
59
Intense, Slow, Great staging

See it if You like thrillers and are ok with little explanation

Don't see it if You want something fast paced with a plot

76 Reviews | 6 Followers
50
Jumpy, Good staging, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like short plays and a jump scare or 2.

Don't see it if You want a play that has a story that develops more. This one is quite slow and doesn't go very far in terms of plot.

113 Reviews | 14 Followers
20
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You really like the celeb actors maybe?

Don't see it if You dont want to have your time wasted, at an hour and 15 this is too long. Bad script and bad writing

31 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

See it if You're interested in spooky shows

Don't see it if If you're looking for something light hearted

26 Reviews | 1 Follower
61
Funny, Wanted more, Short, Disappointing

See it if Good cast. Makes sense if you already know what happened.

Don't see it if Short production and quite slow. Story doesn't really translate well to the stage.

34 Reviews | 0 Followers
60
Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing, Clever

See it if You enjoy being scared.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy long blackouts and sudden noises.

Critic Reviews (15)

BroadwayWorld
January 11th, 2024

" Angus Jackson directs a sloppy script that goes nowhere."
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Time Out London
January 11th, 2024

“Director Angus Jackson hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory, but I can’t help but feel that the RSC veteran has been left fighting a desperate rear-guard action with a terrible script. He salvages a couple of scares from this mess, but the most terrifying thing about ‘The Enfield Haunting’ is that nobody stepped in to stop it before it reached the West End.”
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The Guardian (UK)
January 11th, 2024

"This production may not be for those who have come for the jump scares but, as a diehard fan of the genre, it works for me in its low-level creepiness. It will doubtless bring in a different crowd to the theatre too which can only be refreshing."
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 10th, 2024

"In theory the play, less a whodunnit than a whoisdoingit, straddles the threshold between the rationally explicable and the unfathomable, but it never quite crosses over from the watchable into the spine-tinglingly compelling."
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The Times (UK)
January 11th, 2024

“The problem here is that the drama utterly fails to build tension; it’s as if every other page of dialogue has gone missing. Unwin and the director Angus Jackson throw us into the middle of an already tangled narrative”
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WhatsOnStage
January 11th, 2024

"The audience was ready to be scared and thrilled – but the entire show is as disappointing as a wet Halloween."
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London Theatre
January 12th, 2024

"..its current, trimmed state, Unwin’s script cries out for further elaboration on virtually every front. It’s great to pare away excess padding but this is one example where less is in fact less, and the climax – when it arrives – seems comparatively arbitrary and not grounded in what has come before."
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The Stage (UK)
January 11th, 2024

“Coarse, clumsy and fright-free”
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