2:22 - A Ghost Story to transfer to West End's Criterion Theatre from May

Gielgud Cast - Stephanie Beatriz (Lauren), James Buckley (Ben), Giovanna Fletcher (Jenny) - photo by Helen Murray
Gielgud Cast - Stephanie Beatriz (Lauren), James Buckley (Ben), Giovanna Fletcher (Jenny) - photo by Helen Murray

Hit West End play 2:22 – A Ghost Story is to transfer to the Criterion Theatre for a third season.

The piece premiered at the Noel Coward Theatre last summer and is recently completed a season at the Gielgud Theatre.


Producer Runaway Entertainment have now announced a third season at The Criterion Theatre, playing a 17.5 week season opening on 7 May 2022.

2:22 is written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, and is directed by Matthew Dunster.

Casting for the new season is to be announced. The original cast featured Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood while Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher starred in the most recent run.

Danny Robins said: “I’m so damn thrilled that the 2:22 – A Ghost Story journey gets to continue. The response to the play so far has blown me away. Since I was a kid I’ve been obsessed by ghost stories, and I’m so glad that theatre audiences seem to feel the same way.

“My aim, writing the play, was to create a fun, spooky, thought-provoking night out, a show that leaves you buzzing, on the edge of your seat, questioning what you believe. If you haven’t seen it yet, I hope you’ll come down to the Criterion and see what you believe… if you dare!”

Matthew Dunster added: “This feels like an extraordinary journey for a new play. It sounds like an obvious thing to say, but even in this crazy time we’re living through, people really seem to want to see this show.

“Sell out runs with two exciting and surprising casts at two West End theatres; and now a run to look forward to at The Criterion where there’ll be more more surprises and more excitement. I just feel terrifically proud of Danny and all the team. And really grateful to the Up For It audiences who have been coming along.”

What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth?


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.

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