Danny Robins’ supernatural thriller 2:22–A Ghost Story, which played London's Noël Coward August 3–October 16, 2021, and subsequently transferred to the Gielgud Theatre December 4 for a limited engagement through February 12, 2022, will now reopen at the Criterion Theatre this spring.
The acclaimed production will begin performances at the West End venue May 7 for a 17-week engagement.
The original company featured Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser, and Jake Wood, while the Gielgud run included Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan, and Giovanna Fletcher. New casting for the upcoming run will be announced at a later date.
Matthew Dunster, who will again direct, said, "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."
In the thriller, 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. Belief and skepticism 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.
The production also 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, illusions by Chris Fisher, and co-direction by Isabel Marr.
2:22–A Ghost Story is produced lby Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Isobel David, and Kater Gordon.