2:22 A Ghost Story announces Apollo Theatre cast

2:22 A Ghost Story has revealed casting for its next home, at the Apollo Theatre in London.

The hit thriller is currently starring Cheryl and playing at the Lyric Theatre – also on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End – until 23 April 2023.

2:22 A Ghost Story then moves to the Apollo Theatre, playing from 14 May to 17 September 2023.

This fifth West End transfer of Danny Robins’ supernatural thriller will star US actress Sophia Bush (One Tree HIll, Good Sam) as Lauren; Ricky Champ (Him & Her, Eastenders) as Ben; Clifford Samuel (McMafia, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll) as Dan; and Jaime Winstone (Kidulthood, Donkey Punch) as Jenny.

2:22 A Ghost Story has its world premiere at the Noel Coward in summer 2021 starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood, and scored three Olivier Nominations including Best New Play. It has subsequently transferred to the Gielgud, Criterion and Lyric Theatres with multiple casts.

The play is written by Danny Robins, and directed by Matthew Dunster.

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The Quotes

Sophia Bush, who will play Lauren, said in a statement: “I am elated to be joining this wonderful cast in 2:22 – A Ghost Story! For this revered production to be my West End debut is a dream come true for me. One that I can’t wait to share with live audiences in the UK. We’re deep in rehearsals now and there is just nothing like the energy and comradery of the theatre community. Diving into this rich material is a thrill; exploring these complex relationships, and what makes each of our characters tick. The clear vision from our creative team led by Danny, Matthew, and Gabe serves as a bright North Star. I’m honoured to be welcomed into this family with open arms as I bring my version of ‘Lauren’ to life.”

Ricky Champ, who will play Ben, said: “I’m really excited about starting on 2:22 and carrying the banner on this particular version in this amazing new theatre. I can’t wait to show everyone ‘Ben’, see you there!”

Clifford Samuel, who will play Sam, said: “I’m hugely excited to be joining the new 2.22 company. It’s a brilliant play, and I’m really pleased to be surrounded by these fantastic actors, director, and team!”

Jaime Winstone, who will play Jenny, said: “I’m so excited to be joining the cast of 2:22, we’ve got such a buzz in the rehearsal room. Excitement, nerves, fear, which is all perfect for this amazing play. I’ve been so excited to work with Matthew, he’s such a good, hands on director. I can’t wait to bring a new energy to Jenny, I’m just throwing myself in the deep end and I can’t wait for everyone to see us perform at the Apollo, to be in the West End and to bring Jenny to life.”

Danny Robins said: “I am thrilled with this 6th cast for 2:22 A Ghost Story. Each set of actors we’ve had brings their own distinctive talents to the production and so I can’t wait to see my spooky play continue its amazing West End life with this very talented group, and it’s so overwhelming to think that we’re breaking records along the way. Although we’re only moving next door, it’s quite the journey we are on, and we look forward to spooking a whole new set of audiences over the next few months. Who cares if it’s meant to be Spring – 2:22 will chill you to the bone!”

2:22 - A Ghost Story

Gielgud Theatre, London

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