2-22 A Ghost Story - 2024 casting for the Gielgud Theatre

Donna Air & Joe McFadden to join Stacey Dooley & James Buckley in 2:22 A Ghost Story at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre in London

Final casting has been revealed for 2:22 – A Ghost Story at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre in London, including Donna Air and Joe McFadden.

Donna Air will play Lauren and Joe McFadden will play Sam in the show, alongside the previously announced casting of Stacey Dooley as Jenny, and James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) as Ben.

Donna Air is an English media personality, actress and singer. Her screen roles include Hollyoaks, Hotel Babylon and The Mummy Returns.

Joe McFadden is a stage and screen actor best known for his roles in Holby City and Heartbeat, and for winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. His recent stage credits include playing The Narrator in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and in The Mirror Crack’d.

The understudies on the production are Letitia Hector and Ché Walker.

2:22 A Ghost Story will play a strictly limited 10 week season at the Gielgud Theatre from 25 May to 4 August 2024.

2:22 A Ghost Story is written by Danny Robins (The Battersea Poltergeist) and directed by Matthew Dunster (Shirley Valentine, The Pillowman) and Isabel Marr.

Donna Air said in a statement: “I’m so excited to be playing the role of Lauren in one of my favourite plays in the West End – 2.22. I’m looking forward to getting back on stage and seeing you all there!”

Joe McFadden said: “I’m really stoked to be returning to the West End in this much-loved, hit show and its latest production at the Gielgud Theatre with this fantastic cast. It’s a beautifully crafted script that has plenty of scares and is hilarious in places and I can’t wait to see what audiences make of our version.”

The creative team also includes set design by Anna Fleischle, costume design by Cindy Lin, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound and illusions by Chris Fisher. Casting by Matilda James.

The show first premiered at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2020, transferring to the Gielgud Theatre, then the Criterion Theatre, Lyric Theatre and Apollo Theatre.

2:22 A Ghost Story is also currently touring the UK – see 2:22 touring dates here.

2:22 A Ghost Story is playing at the Gielgud Theatre from 25 May to 4 August 2024.

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