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The Inbetweeners James Buckley to star in ‘2:22 – A Ghost Story’ London transfer

James Buckley, Stephanie Beatriz, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher will star in 2:22 – A Ghost Story when it transfers to the Gielgud Theatre this December. Tickets for 2:22 – A Ghost Story are now on sale.

Danny Robins’ edge-of-your-seat, supernatural thriller previously wowed audiences when it premiered at the Noel Coward theatre earlier this year. Directed by Matthew Dunster (Hangmen, True West) the show broke box office records at the Noel Coward selling out weeks and weeks of performances.

2:22 had an extraordinary effect on audiences. I’ve never experienced anything like it. They loved the play and the surprises in the casting. We now have a completely new cast – again full of rich surprises. I can’t wait for audiences to find out who the new cast are and for us all to relish their new interpretation of the scary and funny phenomenon that is 2:22” said Matthew Dunster.

The new West End cast will see James Buckley play the role of Sam. He is best known for playing Jay Cartwright in the BAFTA-winning E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners. He said  “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of 2.22 and working with director Matthew Dunster on this brilliant play”.

Stephanie Beatriz will play the role of Lauren. Stephanie Beatriz stars as the lead character Mirabel in Disney’s forthcoming animated motion picture Encanto, coming to theatres 24 November 2022. Prior to that, Stephanie played Carla in the Warner Bros. feature In The Heights and the tough and loveable detective Rosa Diaz on the hit show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Stephanie Beatriz said:Hooked the moment I read 2:22. I was on the edge of my seat reading it, and I hope you will be too when you watch it! I am excited to be playing a Latinx American trying to make sense of this very unusual and intense London setting.”

Elliot Cowan will play the role of Sam. Elliot is an English actor, known for portraying Corporal Jem Poynton in Ultimate Force, Mr Darcy in Lost in Austen, and Ptolemy in the 2004 film Alexander

Giovanna Fletcher will play the role of Jenny. Giovanna is a Sunday Times bestselling author (her new novel Walking On Sunshine publishes 11.11.2021), actress, blogger, vlogger and presenter. Since 2019, she has presented the CBeebies series The Baby Club. She won series 20 of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.

Fletcher said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of 2:22 A Ghost Story as Jenny. Reading the script the first time gave me chills – that feeling has increased in subsequent readings. It’s such an honour to be putting this play on its feet for a West End audience.”

The play centres on married couple Jenny and Sam who have just moved into a new home and have some old friends over for dinner. Jenny is convinced their new home is haunted, but Dann

Danny Robins thriller asks can the dead really walk again? Jenny believes her new home is haunted but her husband Sam is having none of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, an old friend Lauren and her new partner Ben. Belief and scepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer, so they are going to stay up… until 2.22am… and then they will know.

2:22 – A Ghost Story tickets runs from 4 December 2021 until 12 February 2022 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.


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