New casting has been revealed for 2:22 – A Ghost Story which is playing at the Criterion Theatre in London
From the 6 September 2022 the supernatural thriller will star Laura Whitmore as Jenny, Matt Willis as Ben, Tamsin Carroll as Lauren and Felix Scott as Sam.
Whitmore, who makes her West End debut, is best known for hosting radio and tv shows including ITV’s Love Island. She trained at the Leinster School of Music and Drama before going on to study Shakespeare at RADA. Her film/TV acting credits include Hulu’s Four Weddings and a funeral, 188.8.131.52, Storage 24 and RTE’s Finding Joy. She currently hosts the podcasts Castaway and Spotify’s No. 1 podcast Partners in Crime.
Matt Willis is best known for his band Busted who went on to become one of the biggest pop success stories of the early noughties. As an actor from a young age he has appeared on stage most recently in Waitress (UK Tour), A Christmas Carol (Dominion), Wicked (Victoria Palace), Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park Open Air), Footloose (UK Tour) and Flashdance (Shaftsbury). On screen roles include The Witcher (Netflix), Wolves of War (Picture Perfect), Madness in the Method (Autumnwood Media), Eastenders (BBC), Allies (Summerwood Media), Birds of a Feather (ITV), Casualty (BBC), and Miss Marple (ITV).
Felix Scott’s numerous theatre credits include Dirty Great Love Story (The Arts Theatre); The Under Room (Lyric Hammersmith); The Man Who Had All The Luck (Donmar Warehouse); In The Heart Of America (Gielgud Theatre); Andrew in Sentenced (Union Theatre); Lost Yet Found (Hampstead Theatre); Nicholas Nickleby and Jud at the Lyric Theatre. His screen roles include Wolf Hall, Wire in the Blood, Ransom, Grantchester, The Crown, Our House and Miss Scarlet and The Duke.
Tamsin Carroll’s work in theatre includes Hex, Peter Gynt and The Magistrate at the National; Twelfth Night and Into the Woods for Melbourne Theatre Company; Harbour and The Republic of Myopia for Sydney Theatre Company; Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Crucible/West End); Miss Saigon and Barnum for Cameron Mackintosh; and Oliver (West End). TV includes EastEnders, All Saints, Heartbreak High and Above the Law.
2:22 – A Ghost Story continues its stellar West End run with the show now booking at the Criterion Theatre until 8 January 2023.
Written by Danny Robins with direction by Matthew Dunster, the show is an edge-of-your-seat thriller has been a huge hit with UK audiences.
The production premiered last summer at the Noel Coward Theatre starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood. It then transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for 10 weeks from 4 December 2021. The production there, starring Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher, completed its run on 12 February 2022. The current cast at the Criterion Theatre features Tom Felton as Sam, Mandip Gill as Jenny, Beatriz Romilly as Lauren and Sam Swainsbury as Ben.
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