A man and woman look at a laptop monitor, both in shock


By Peter James
Mon 20 - Sat 25 May 2019
Tickets £24 - £43*

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Following the incredible sell-out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with this spine-tingling new world premiere play.

Starring BAFTA nominated actor Joe McFadden (The Crow Road, Heartbeat, Holby City, and winner of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing 2017) and award winning actress Rita Simons (who played the iconic 'Roxy Mitchell' in Eastenders), this world premier production based on Peter’s own real-life experience, tells the story of the Harcourt family, who move into the house of their dreams; an old, dilapidated Georgian mansion that has been empty for the last 40 years. However, their dream home quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares as they begin to realise they aren’t the only residents at Cold Hill...

Also staring Charlie Clements ('Bradley' in Eastenders) and Persephone Swales-Dawson (villainess 'Nico Blake' in Hollyoaks); The House on Cold Hill is a modern day ghostly thriller that will send shivers down your spine and make you think twice about returning home to a dark, empty house after the show!

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Running Time

2 hours 10 minutes including an interval

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Monday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £24/£34/£39/£43*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £24/£34/£39*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee

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Joe McFadden (Ollie Harcourt)

Best known for playing series regular Raf di Lucca in BBC1's Holby City from 2014 - 2017 and PC Joe Mason in Heartbeat from 2010 - 2014. 

Other TV credits include: Sex, Chips and Rock n Roll, The Crow Road (for which he received a BAFTA nomination), Cranford and Take The High Road.

Theatre credits include: The Missing (John Tiffany and National Theatre of Scotland), Haunting Julia (Alan Ayckbourn) Torch Song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory), Rent (Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End) and Rainbow Kiss (Royal Court)

Last year he won Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner Katya Jones.

Rita Simons (Caro Harcourt)

Best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders winning Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards.

Other awards and nominations include: Best Newcomer at Digital Spy Soap Awards, Best Onscreen Partnership, Best Newcomer at TV Now Awards, a nomination for Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards and Best Newcomer at the Inside Soap Awards.

Other credits include: Hannah in Mile High, Julie in Dream Team, Paulette Bonafonte in the UK and Ireland tour of Legally Blonde and Lisa Prescott in The Krays: Dead Man Walking

In spring 2012, Rita was was part of a major documentary film for BBC1, Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me.

Charlie Clements (Chris)

Best known for playing Bradley Manning in EastEnders from 2006 - 2010 winning several awards for his performance. 

Other credits include: The Haunting, Faith and roles in Casualty and The Bill.

Persephone Swales-Dawson (Jade)

Best known for playing serial killer Nico Blake in Channel 4's Hollyoaks from 2014 - 2016 and returned in 2018. 

She won Best Bad Girl at the Inside Soap Awards in 2016. 

The House on Cold Hill marks her professional debut.

Tricia Deighton (Annie)
Padraig Lynch (Fortinbras)
Leon Stewart (Phil)
Simon Balcon (O'Hare)
Hannah Lindsey
Zoë Hickson


  • Peter James stands in front of the cast
  • Rita Simons and Joe McFadden stand hugging
  • Persephone Swales-Dawson and Charlie Clements stand next to each other
  • Persephone Swales-Dawson stands holding a phone.


  • 'It's a night for everyone, with horror, intrigue and mystery...it's terrific!'

    British Theatre Guide (for The Perfect Murder)
  • 'Gripping...the audience were riveted from beginning to end.'

    Surrey Advertiser (for Not Dead Enough)