2:22 A Ghost Story to move to the Apollo Theatre

Hit supernatural thriller 2:22 A Ghost Story is jumping West End theatres again, this time staying on Shaftesbury Avenue and moving next door, from the Lyric Theatre to the Apollo Theatre.

The show will have an 18 week season at the Apollo, running from 14 May to 17 September 2023.

It means that the show will have moved five times around the West End, premiering at the Noel Coward Theatre in Summer 2021 before moving to the Gielgud Theatre and then the Criterion, before its current run at the Lyric Theatre starring Cheryl, Jake Wood, Louise Ford and Scott Karim.

Cheryl and co end their run on 23 April at the Lyric Theatre, and the new cast for the Apollo Theatre will be announced soon.

Cheryl got great reviews for her West End stage premiere in the show earlier this month.

Previous casts include Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood (Noel Coward Theatre), Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher (Gielgud Theatre), Tom Felton, Mandip Gill, Sam Swainsbury and Beatriz Romilly (Criterion Theatre), and then for its second season at the Criterion, Laura Whitmore, Matt Willis, Felix Scott and Tamsin Carroll.

2:22 A Ghost Story is written by award-winning writer Danny Robins (The Battersea Poltergeist), and is directed by Matthew Dunster (Shirley Valentine).

The wider creative team includes set design by Anna Fleischle, costume design by Cindy Lin, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound, illusions by Chris Fisher, casting by Matilda James CDG and co-direction by Gabriel Vega Weissman.

Writer Danny Robins said in a press statement: “We’re on the move again! This time next door! It blows my mind that we have been on this incredible journey of what is now a record breaking 5 transfers and 6 seasons! I’m just delighted to see the continued appetite for my play. The amazing audience reactions, coupled with one outstanding cast after another, have catapulted it into bonafide long-runner territory and I can’t wait to see who’ll pick up the mantle in this next iteration. Watch this space and prepare to be deeply spooked!”

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.

Currently playing at the Apollo Theatre in London is For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, until 7 May 2023.

Following 2:22 A Ghost Story at the Apollo, The Time Traveller’s Wife will run from 7 October 2023.

Book tickets to 2:22 A Ghost Story at the Lyric Theatre in London, starring Cheryl (until 23 April 2023)

Book tickets to 2:22 A Ghost Story at the Apollo Theatre (from 14 May 2023)

📷 Main photo: 2:22 A Ghost Story. Photo by Helen Murray

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