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.
BAFTA nominated actor and winner of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing 2017, Joe McFadden (Heartbeat, Holby City) and award winning actress Rita Simons who played the iconic Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders, are joined by award winning actors, Charlie Clements (Bradley in EastEnders) and Persephone Swales-Dawson (Nico Blake in Hollyoaks) in Peter’s ghostly story of the Harcourt family, who move into the house of the dreams that has been empty for the last forty years. However, their dream home quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares as they begin to wonder whether they may not be the only residents at Cold Hill…
The House on Cold Hill is a modern-day supernatural thriller that will send shivers down your spine and make you think twice about returning home to a dark, empty house after the show!
‘AN AWARD-WINNING CAST …WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS WITH SUSPENSE’
‘A GENUINE SPOOKY THRILLER WITH A DISTINCTLY MODERN TWIST.’
The Reviews Hub
‘HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE WHO ENJOYS THIS GENRE.’
The Hollywood News, for Not Dead Enough
‘SPINE-CHILLING… AN EXCELLENT EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT.’
Theatre Credits Include: The Missing (National Theatre of Scotland), Rainbow Kiss (Royal Court Theatre),Torch song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory), Rent (Shaftesbury Theatre), Haunting Julia (Colchester Mercury/ UK Tour), She Loves Me (Chichester Festival Theatre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The Edinburgh Playhouse)A Life In The Theatre (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh)How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Chichester Festival Theatre),15 Seconds (Traverse Theatre Edinburgh), Aladdin (The Old Vic),Entertaining Mr Sloane (Theatre Clwyd)
Television Credits Include: Holby City (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Heartbeat (ITV/YTV), Cranford (BBC), Sparkhouse (BBC/Red Productions), A Mortal God (BBC), Reverse Psychology (BBC),Judge John Deed (BBC/One Eyed Dog), The Glass (ITV1/Granada), The Law (ITV1/Pearson), Sex, Chips & Rock n’ Roll (BBC), The Crow Road (BBC/Union Pictures).
Film Credits Include: Small Faces (BBC Films), Dad Savage (Polygram), Zig Zag Love (Machine Productions), The Trouble with Men and Women (Next Wave/IFC Films), Bumping The Odds (BBC/Wall To Wall).
RITA SIMONS as CARO
Rita is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s Eastenders and is one of Britain’s best loved TV actresses. She won Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards and other awards and nominations include Best Newcomer at the Digital Spy Soap Awards, Best Onscreen
Partnership for her character partnership with Ronnie Mitchell played by Samantha Womack, Best Newcomer at the TV Now awards, a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2008 British Soap Awards and Best Newcomer at the 2008 Inside Soap Awards.
Rita has also appeared as Hannah in Mile High, Julie in Dream Team and recently toured the UK and Ireland as Paulette Bonafonte in hit musical Legally Blonde.
In Spring 2012, Rita was the subject of a major documentary film Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me made by Leopard Films for primetime BBC1. Rita actively supports the charity RNID.
Most recently Rita played Lisa Prescott in The Krays: Dead Man Walking, an untold chapter from the notorious legend of the Kray Twins due for release September 2018.
Charlie is best known to audiences for his multi award winning portrayal as Bradley Branning in Eastenders. After making the decision to leave the show he took the opportunity to train further and graduated with a Masters from
RADA. He has since been seen as Henry Viii and Lord Essex, both for Chanel 5, in their series’ documenting the Tudor’s as well as numerous theatre jobs including time at London’s Southwark playhouse. More recently he spent time working as part of the BBC’s Radio drama company during which time he played a wide range of roles in radio plays across the BBC network.
Training: The Lowry Young Actors Company
Credits: Nico Blake in Hollyoaks (Channel 4/Lime Pictures), Esther in Crash (Lowry Young Actors Company), Sarah in Did You Hear About the Witches?, Bae in Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales, Fran in A Christmas Carol (Hebden Bridge Little Theatre) Persephone is thrilled to be a part of The House On Cold Hill.
TRICIA DEIGHTON as ANNIE
Tricia trained at London University.
Theatre credits include: Shirley Landels in RUMPY PUMPY (Theatre Royal, Windsor & New Union Theatre), Rosa in MIDNIGHT TANGO (UK Tour & West End), Miss Mitford/Miss Tesman in RECORDING HEDDA (London), Jack’s Mum in INTO THE WOODS (London), Grandma Rosie in THE WEDDING SINGER (UK Tour), Noreen Biggs in BAD GIRLS (West Yorkshire Playhouse), u/s Grandma Gellman in CAROLINE OR CHANGE (Royal National Theatre), Molly McGregor u/s Jeanette in THE FULL MONTY (West End & UK Tour), Old Sal/Mrs Sowerberry in OLIVER! (London Palladium), Widow Corney in OLIVER! (York), Mrs Sowerberry/Old Sal in OLIVER! (Sheffield Crucible Theatre), Yente in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Mrs Slater in DEAR DEPARTED (London), Therese in THE
BAKERS WIFE (West End), Hair Crone/1st u/s Madam Thenardier in LES MISERABLES (West End), Patient Griselda/ Nell/Jeanine in TOP GIRLS (Lancaster Dukes Playhouse), Jenny in COMPANY (Lancaster Dukes Playhouse), Beggar Woman in SWEENEY TODD (Lancaster Dukes Playhouse), Mrs Kendall in THE ELEPHANT MAN (UK Tour), Paulina in THE WINTERS TALE (Lancaster Dukes Playhouse), Calamity Jane in CALAMITY JANE (UK Tour), Jimmy Williamson in LIL JIMMY WILLIAMSON (UK Tour), Diaphanta in THE CHANGELING (Lancaster Dukes Playhouse), Old Woman in THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (Lancaster Dukes Playhouse) u/s Katisha in THE MIKADO (West End), Mrs Rose in HELLO DOLLY (Birmingham Rep & West End), Alison in CANTERBURY TALES (West End), Rose in DRAKES DREAM (West End), By My Side in GODSPELL (UK Tour & West End), Dulcie in THE BOYFRIEND (Far & Middle East Tour) & Ensemble u/s Paquette in CANDIDE (Edinburgh International Festival).
Film/TV includes: Pearl in TIMEWASTERS (ITV), Pam in Radio (Short Film), Irate woman in BLESSED (ITV), Blind Woman/Ensemble in LES MISERABLES (Feature Film), Featured Ensemble in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Feature Film), Land Lady in THE BILL (Thames TV), Seamstress in THE HOUSE OF ELLIOTT (BBC), The Full Monty & Hello Dolly! In THE ROYAL VARIETY SHOW (Television), Midnight Tango Performance on STRICTLY COME DANCING (BBC), Diamond Lil in OLD IVY (Soho, Bridewell & Radio 4) as well as other various Pantomimes, Concerts and Recordings.
Theatre includes A View from the Bridge ( Wyndham’s Theatre, West End) The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre Juno and the Paycock (National Theatre of Ireland – Abbey Theatre, Dublin), Hamlet (Clwyd Theatr Cymru), By the Border (National Theatre), Antigone in New York (The Rag Factory), Let the Right One In (Apollo Theatre, West End), The Kindness of Strangers (Southwark Playhouse), Shawshank Redemption (Secret Cinema), The Trail (The Barbican Theatre), The Beauty of Queen Linane (Salisbury Playhouse), The Quare Fella (Tricycle Theatre), Mariana Pineda (Arcola Theatre), Zoyka’s Apartment (Old Red Lion Theatre and Edinburgh Festival), Macbeth (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Dracula (Hackney Empire) Roosters (Bush Theatre) and Suffragette City at the Palladium Piccadilly .
Television includes Fair City and The Cloning Joanna May, Black Beauty,
Film includes Night Shift, Northern Paradigm, Conspiracy of Silence, The Courier, Taffin, The Killing Zone and The Summer House.
Leon trained at LAMDA.
Theatre includes: Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe and Tour); Not Moses (Arts Theatre); Catalina (Oval House); Still I Pray (St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Barbican); The Colour of Justice (National Theatre and Tour); Work Life (Toucan); Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (Toucan).
Television includes: Vera (ITV), Endeavour (ITV), Victoria (ITV), Little Miss Jocelyn (BBC), Proof (RTE), The Bill (ITV), The Colour Of Justice (BBC).
SIMON BALCON trained at Drama Studio London and the Actors Temple.
His theatre credits include Templeton in Charlotte’s Web, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Antonio in Twelfth Night for the Cambridge Shakespeare Company, Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet at the Tower of London and Reynaldo and Francisco in Hamlet for the Actors Temple Company. His other credits include touring nationally with Ape Theatre’s Too Much Punch for Judy, Reg in the original production of Choosers, Kulygin in Three Sisters at the Cockpit Theatre, and the Joker in Doctor Who and the Slight Problem at Hogwarts. He appeared as Gethin Price in Comedians at the Chelsea Theatre, which he also co-produced. Most recently, he played Greg in the group devised project, The Other Half.
Hannah studied Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. Notable performances at various concerts and events include for Stephen Sondheim, Julia McKenzie and Prince Andrew.
Hannah frequently performs as the lead female vocalist for the Definitive Ratpack. Other credits include Esther in LuvEsther (UK Tour), Alice in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Junior Soprano Lead in Fingask Follies (Fingask Castle), Martha Burelli in Ratpack Live in Las Vegas (UK/USA Tour), Mary in Jesus the Rock Opera (The Dominion, Tottenham Court Road), Soloist in London Carols (SSE Arena, Wembley) and Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
Hannah often performs with singer/songwriter Sam Bradley (Twilight/Not Your Kind), has worked on various album recordings as a session singer and also released a solo album with Integrity Music Europe.
Zoë has recently graduated from the BA (Hons) Acting course at Italia Conti.
Credits whilst Training include; Marie in Pains of Youth, Abigail in The Crucible, Desdemona In Othello, Pauline In Touched, Henry VI in Henry VI Part 1 and The Wife in The Good Person of Sichuan which also ran at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Zoë is extremely excited to be making her professional stage debut in The House on Cold Hill.
PETER JAMES – NOVELIST AND PRODUCER
SHAUN MCKENNA – STAGE ADAPTOR
IAN TALBOT OBE – DIRECTOR
MICHAEL HOLT – DESIGNER
JASON TAYLOR – LIGHTING DESIGNER
MARTIN HODGESON – SOUND DESIGNER
NINA DUNN – VIDEO AND PROJECTION DESIGNER
JOSHUA ANDREWS – PRODUCER
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY NICK LLOYD WEBBER