The true story of Britain's strangest ever house haunting, that became a worldwide podcast hit through an 8-part series on BBC Radio Four, is coming to theatres across the UK.
'The Battersea Poltergeist' was a multi-million download, genre-busting phenomenon, mixing documentary and drama to tell the incredible and terrifying true story of the 1956 haunting of the Hitchings family at the hands of a poltergeist they nicknamed Donald.
Now at this exclusive live event, you will meet the show's creator, writer and journalist Danny Robins - who is currently making his West End writing debut with '2:22: A Ghost Story' at the Noel Coward Theatre, starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood - and other guest experts from the podcast.
Together they'll delve deeper into this paranormal
cold case, bringing the investigation to life on stage, sharing exclusive footage of Shirley Hitchings and other witnesses, and revealing some stunning (and chilling) new evidence.
The tour will head to nine location across the UK, including Salford, Guildford, Basingstoke, Ipswich, York, Poole, Cheltenham and Brighton. A London date, taking place on the night of Halloween itself, will see the live show visit the Clapham Grand, located just minutes from the site of the actual haunting at 63 Wycliffe Road.
Monday, October 25 at 8pm
Wednesday, October 27 at 7.30pm
Saturday, October 30 at 7.30pm
Sunday, October 31 at 7.30pm (doors 6.30pm)
020 7223 6523
Monday, November 1 at 7.30pm
Tuesday, November 2 at 7.30pm
0333 009 6690
Wednesday, November 3 at 7.45pm
Friday, November 5 at 7.30pm
Sunday, November 7 at 7.45pm
0333 009 6690
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Dubbed Britain's strangest ever haunting; it was a poltergeist case that spanned an incredible 12-year period. At its height, became a major national news
story, with newspaper headlines about strange noises, flying objects, exorcisms and ghostly communication. An attempt was even made to contact the poltergeist on live prime-time TV on the BBC and it was discussed by the Home Secretary in the House of Commons.
At 'The Battersea Poltergeist - Live!', produced by James Seabright, there will be a Q&A so you can put your questions about the case and the making of the series to Danny and his team of experts!
Are you #TeamSceptic or #TeamBeliever? Be part of the investigation that's spurred millions of listeners worldwide to become supernatural sleuths.
Danny Robins is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and journalist. He is currently making his West End debut with '2:22: A Ghost Story' at the Noel Coward Theatre, starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood.
Earlier this year, he created 'The Battersea Poltergeist
' a podcast series that combined drama and documentary to tell a real-life ghost story, starring Toby Jones and Dafne Keen. It became a global phenomenon - the No. 1 drama podcast across the world - sparking a bidding war for the TV rights. Danny is now adapting the series with Hollywood producers Blumhouse.
Danny co-created the hit sitcom 'Rudy's Rare Records' with Sir Lenny Henry, writing four series of it for BBC Radio 4 and adapting it into his first stage play, 'Rudy's Rare Records', co-commissioned by Birmingham Rep and Hackney Empire and starring Lenny Henry. The follow-up was the acclaimed 'End of the Pier', starring Les Dennis, at the Park Theatre.
His first radio drama, 'The Most Wanted Man in Sweden', was nominated for the Writers’ Guild’s Tinniswood Award. Danny is an experienced comedy writer. He created the hugely successful BAFTA-nominated and RTS Award-winning BBC series 'Young Dracula', the cult BBC 2 series 'We Are History' and 'The Cold Swedish Winter' for BBC Radio 4. He also created the 'Haunted' podcast series for Panoply, which explores real-life ghost stories. His new podcast series, 'Uncanny', for BBC Sounds launches October 13.