Supernatural thriller 2:22 – A Ghost Story is returning to London this Spring, coming to the Criterion Theatre in May 2022.
Back by popular demand, this spine-tingling thriller will run at the Criterion Theatre from 7 May to 4 September 2022.
This is the second time that 2:22 – A Ghost Story is transferring into a West End theatre, following its premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre last Summer starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood; and then its transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in December 2021 starring Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher.
Casting for the Criterion Theatre transfer is to be announced soon.
This edge-of-your-seat thriller is written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, who created hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, and is directed by Matthew Dunster.
Danny Robins told the press that: “I’m so damn thrilled that the 2:22 – A Ghost Story journey gets to continue. The response to the play so far has blown me away. Since I was a kid I’ve been obsessed by ghost stories, and I’m so glad that theatre audiences seem to feel the same way. My aim, writing the play, was to create a fun, spooky, thought-provoking night out, a show that leaves you buzzing, on the edge of your seat, questioning what you believe. If you haven’t seen it yet, I hope you’ll come down to the Criterion and see what you believe… if you dare!”
Matthew Dunster added that: “This feels like an extraordinary journey for a new play. It sounds like an obvious thing to say, but even in this crazy time we’re living through, people really seem to want to see this show. Sell out runs with two exciting and surprising casts at two West End theatres; and now a run to look forward to at The Criterion where there’ll be more more surprises and more excitement. I just feel terrifically proud of Danny and all the team. And really grateful to the Up For It audiences who have been coming along.”
In the play, Jenny believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam isn’t having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and new partner Ben. Can the dead really walk again? Belief and scepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer, so they’re going to stay up… until 2:22… and then they’ll know.
The wider creative team for 2:22 – A Ghost Story includes set design by Anna Fleischle, costume design by Cindy Lin, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG and illusions by Chris Fisher, co-direction by Isabel Marr.
Book tickets to 2:22 – A Ghost Story at the Criterion Theatre in London