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2:22 A Ghost Story extends its current West End run into 2023

2:22 A Ghost Story extends its current West End run into 2023
Written by Bethany Unwin

Originally scheduled to play its final performance of the current run on 4 September. 2:22 A Ghost Story has now extended its Criterion Theatre engagement. 2:22 will now play until 8 January 2023.

Cast & Creative Team of 2:22 A Ghost Story

The current West End cast features Tom Felton as Sam. Also starring Mandip Gill as Jenny and Beatriz Romilly as Lauren. Finally, Sam Swainsbury as Ben, completes the cast. Cast details for the extended run after 4th September will be announced soon.

2:22 is written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist. Direction is by Matthew Dunster. Look out for the clues to unlock the mystery in this brilliantly funny and intriguing play! It’s an adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge and ghosts may, or may not, appear…

What the creatives have to say:

Playwright Danny Robins said: “When this play opened in the summer of 2021, I couldn’t have dreamed that we’d be where we are now – in our third West End theatre, planning our fourth season! With each run, it’s been so great to see our new casts make it their own, and I’m so delighted that this modern ghost story of mine keeps connecting with audiences. I hope it’s more than just a play, it’s an exciting, adrenaline-filled night out that will have you laughing and jumping in equal measure and then you’ll spend the rest of the night talking about it with your mates, trying to crack the mystery! Do ghosts really exist? There’s only one way to find out – get yourself down to the Criterion to see 2:22!’

Director Matthew Dunster added: “On we go again! It’s such a thrill to know we get to extend our run of 2:22 at the Criterion through Christmas and into the New Year. And we finally get to do our spooky play on Halloween. What a night that will be. When we dared to put this new play straight into the West End last summer we couldn’t have dreamed it would stir the people’s imagination in the way it has this past year. We love doing Danny’s wonderful play for our audiences, and their ongoing loyalty to the show and their joy at discovering each new cast has been so exciting for us.”


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 something is getting closer, so they’re going to stay up… until 2:22… and then they’ll know.

2:22 – A Ghost Story features set design by Anna Fleischle, costumes by Cindy Lin, lighting by Lucy Carter, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, illusions by Chris Fisher, and co-direction by Isabel Marr.

Last week the Center Theatre Group announced the US premiere of 2:22 A Ghost Story at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles where it will run from 29th October – 4th December.

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