2:22 A Ghost Story

2:22 A Ghost Story

Gielgud Theatre

4.5/5 based on 97 reviews (read reviews)
  • Opens: Saturday, 25 May 2024 -
    Booking until: Sunday, 4 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr. Incl. 1 Interval.
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2:22 A Ghost Story description

Do you love being scared? Do you enjoy the feel of shivers going up and down your spine as the darkness deepens and you begin to hear strange sounds? Is something mysterious and frightening getting closer? This is your show.

If excitement is your thing you’re going to love 2:22 A Ghost Story. Mystery sits at the heart of a play that has broken box office records. Now it’s back for a new run at the Gielgud Theatre, and the thrill-seekers are delighted. Don’t miss it. Sleepless nights await you.

A spooky plot that’ll keep you awake nights

Jenny is nervous. She’s sure her new home is haunted but her husband Sam isn’t listening. He doesn’t believe a word of it. When they host their first dinner party their guests, their old friend Lauren and new partner Ben, join the argument. Will the dead walk again? As belief and scepticism clash, the drama grows. Something is beginning to feel very odd and scary, it’s getting closer, and the four are staying awake until 2:22am – when the mystery will be revealed.

2:22 is an award-winning play by an award-winning writer. It’s all down to Danny Robins, who also created the popular BBC podcast ‘The Battersea Poltergeist’. The show’s directed by Matthew Dunster along with Isabel Marr and associate director Robyn Grant.

The premiere was nominated for three Laurence Olivier Awards in 2022, including Best New Play and Best Actress. It was also nominated for four WhatsOnStage Awards, winning Best New Play, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. No wonder the show keeps on attracting huge crowds and sells like hot cakes wherever it lands.

The cast for the latest run includes Donna Air (Hollyoaks, Hotel Babylon, A Dinner of Herbs) as Lauren, James Buckley (Jay Carwright in the multi-award winning series The Inbetweeners) as Ben, back in the West End for the first time since playing in Les Miserables as a child, respected documentary presenter Stacey Dooley as Jenny and Joe MacFadden, (Rent, Rainbow Kiss, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Sam.

The creative team remains the same: 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. The fight directors are Rachel Bown-Williams & Ruth Cooper-Brown Of RC-Annie, and the show is produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Isobel David and Kater Gordon.

Will you spot the clues that unlock this ‘brilliantly funny and intriguing’ play? You can expect a genuinely adrenaline-fuelled evening’s entertainment where secrets are revealed, spooks might or might not turn up, and the truth is yours to discover.

Playing at Gielgud Theatre

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR GB (venue info)

Gielgud Theatre Directions

Age restrictions

Ages 12+. Everyone must have their own ticket. Under 16s must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is 18+. Under 3s will not be admitted.

Important information

Everyone must have their own ticket. Under 16s must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is 18+. Under 3s will not be admitted. Latecomers may note be admitted until a suitable break. You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

Performance Times
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:00 18:00
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR GB 2:22 A Ghost Story Cast
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR GB 2:22 A Ghost Story Cast
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR GB 2:22 A Ghost Story Cast
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR GB 2:22 A Ghost Story Cast
2:22 A Ghost Story news
Cast announcement for 2:22 A GHOST STORY at the Apollo Theatre Cast announcement for 2:22 A GHOST STORY at the Apollo Theatre 13Apr

Cast announcement for 2:22 A GHOST STORY at the Apollo Theatre

2.22 - A GHOST STORY announces record-breaking 5th West End transfer to the Apollo Theatre 2.22 - A GHOST STORY announces record-breaking 5th West End transfer to the Apollo Theatre 28Mar

2.22 - A GHOST STORY announces record-breaking 5th West End transfer to the Apollo Theatre

2:22 A GHOST STORY at the lyric theatre Jake Wood reprises his role as Ben; Hugo Chegwin withdraws due to illness 2:22 A GHOST STORY at the lyric theatre Jake Wood reprises his role as Ben; Hugo Chegwin withdraws due to illness 24Jan

2:22 A GHOST STORY at the lyric theatre Jake Wood reprises his role as Ben; Hugo Chegwin withdraws due to illness

2.22 - A GHOST STORY announces casting for the transfer to the Criterion Theatre 2.22 - A GHOST STORY announces casting for the transfer to the Criterion Theatre 29Mar

2.22 - A GHOST STORY announces casting for the transfer to the Criterion Theatre

A GHOST STORY will transfer to the Criterion Theatre for a strictly limited third season A GHOST STORY will transfer to the Criterion Theatre for a strictly limited third season 16Feb

A GHOST STORY will transfer to the Criterion Theatre for a strictly limited third season

2.22 - A GHOST STORY announces casting for the transfer to the Gielgud Theatre 2.22 - A GHOST STORY announces casting for the transfer to the Gielgud Theatre 08Nov

2.22 - A GHOST STORY announces casting for the transfer to the Gielgud Theatre

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