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Debbie McGee to make her stage acting debut in The House on Cold Hill at The Mill at Sonning

Debbie McGee

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

DEBBIE McGee is to make her stage acting debut as a kooky psychic in the thriller The House on Cold Hill. Written by the No.1 best-selling author Peter James and adapted by Shaun McKenna, it runs at The Mill at Sonning from April 23 to June 13, 2020.

The House on Cold Hill is the ghostly story of the Harcourt family, who move into the house of their dreams. However, their dream home, empty for the last 40 years, quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares as they begin to wonder if they’re not the only residents at Cold Hill…

Best known as the assistant and wife of the late magician Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee wowed the country on the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing. She hosts a regular Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Berkshire and is a recurring member of ITV’s Loose Women panel. She said:

“I am overflowing with excitement and nerves for my stage acting debut, I have always wanted to act and because I love The Mill so much I cannot think of a better venue to step into this new world. When Paul and I first started going to see productions at the Mill 20 years ago, we were amazed at the quality of the plays in such a small venue. But it is actually the intimacy that makes The Mill so special.”

The House on Cold Hill is directed by Keith Myers, who said: “The House on Cold Hill is the third Peter James thriller I will have the pleasure to direct for the wonderful Mill at Sonning, and now that pleasure is enhanced by the lovely Debbie McGee joining us to play the whacky psychic, Annie. I’m sure anyone who has seen her on stage or TV will agree with me that she is a natural comedienne.”

Also at The Mill at Sonning: Singin’ in the Rain (November 30, 2019 to February 8, 2020).

To book tickets, call the box office on 0118 969 8000 or visit

The Mill at Sonning Theatre, Sonning Eye, Reading, RG4 6TY