Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher to star in 2:22 - A Ghost Story in West End

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Casting has been confirmed for the new West End run of 2:22 – A Ghost Story.

Following a previous run in the West End earlier this year, the production is transferring to Gielgud Theatre for a new limited season from 4 December to 12 February 2022.


It’s been announced today that Stephanie Beatriz will play Lauren, James Buckley will play Ben, Elliot Cowan will play Sam and Giovanna Fletcher will play Jenny.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz, who recently appeared in the In The Heights movie, 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.”

Best known for his iconic TV role in The Inbetweeners, James Buckley said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of 2.22 and working with director Matthew Dunster on this brilliant play.”

And Giovanna Fletcher added: “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.”

Director Matthew Dunster commented: “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.”

Tickets are available online now from

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

This edge-of-your-seat, supernatural thriller from award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, is directed by Matthew Dunster. Intriguing, funny and scary, it takes you into one adrenaline-filled night where secrets will emerge and ghosts may appear… What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth?

2:22 – A Ghost Story features 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.

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