Catherine Tate has landed a new West End role in play ‘The Enfield Haunting’.

Catherine Tate is heading to the West End

Catherine Tate is heading to the West End

The ‘Queen of Oz’ star is “thrilled” to be treading the boards in the production - which is directed by Angus Jackson at London's Ambassadors Theatre - as single mother Peggy Hodgson, who attempts to save her three children from a poltergeist.

Catherine will appear alongside David Threlfall, 69, who is playing Maurice Grosse, an out-of-his-depth ghosthunter.

The 53-year-old actress said: “I’m thrilled to be part of 'The Enfield Haunting' and can’t wait to start working with the first-class creative team and the brilliant David Threlfall.”

The play - which will have a limited London run before transferring to Brighton - is based on a real-life testimony from ghost hunters, heard by the writer Paul Unwin about the spirit hunting that took place in the North London suburb in 1977.

The 65-year-old playwright said: "Before Guy Lyon Playfair, the poltergeist expert, died in 2018, I spent a long afternoon with him in his basement flat in Earls Court.

"He and Maurice Grosse had spent months with the Hodgson family trying to protect them, but also make sense of what was going on. What Guy told me was terrifying. So much of what appears to have happened was impossible to fake and yet at the centre of the whole thing were real people trying to make sense of their lives."

Catherine previously deemed it “just rude” that Netflix didn’t tell her that her mockumentary ‘Hard Cell’ had been cancelled last month.

She told Zoe Ball, 52, on her BBC Radio 2 show: "I believe ... well, do you know Netflix never actually told me? So I've never actually had the call to say ... nothing.

“Isn’t it just rude? I heard from someone else's agent. That was nice."