Rita Simons will reunite with former 'EastEnders' co-star Charlie Clements in a new play.

Rita Simons

Rita Simons

The 41-year-old actress and the 31-year-old star have joined the cast of 'The House on Cold Hill', which is based on the novel of the same name by Peter James, whose real-life haunted house experiences inspired the 2015 best-selling book.

She will play Caro Harcourt opposite Joe McFadden, who will portray her on-screen husband Ollie, while Charlie - who played Bradley Branning in 'EastEnders' - will take on the role of Chris, and former 'Hollyoaks' actress Persephone Swales-Dawson will make her professional stage debut as Jade.

Rita - who was Roxy Mitchell on the BBC One soap - said: "I am really thrilled to be starring in the 'House on Cold Hill' alongside such great actors as Joe, Charlie, Persephone and the rest the cast.

"I could not put it down when I first read the script - it's a brilliant and modern day supernatural thriller that had me totally gripped and occasionally jumping out of my seat!

"I can't wait to see audiences hopefully have the same reaction to it, in theatres around the UK."

Joe added: "It's a real honour to be entrusted with the character of Ollie and the words of skilled wordsmith, Peter James.

"He's created a story that is both chilling and an interesting portrayal of modern family life and will definitely make you think twice about buying that sprawling dream pad in the country!"

The production will see the Harcourt family, Ollie Caro and Jade, move into the house of their dreams which has been empty for the last 40 years.

However, they soon come to realise they are not the only residents on Cold Hill.

'The House on Cold Hill' will tour the UK from January 23, 2019.

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