Danny Robins’s play will return to the West End for the third time from the 7th May.
Producer Runaway Entertainment has announced the casting for the upcoming transfer of Matthew Dunster’s production which will begin performances at the Criterion Theatre next month. The run at the Criterion follows two record breaking runs at the Noel Coward and Gielgud Theatres and three Olivier Nominations including Best New Play as well as winning the Best New Play category in the Whatsonstage awards.
It has been confirmed that Tom Felton will play the role of Sam, Mandip Gill will play Jenny, Beatriz Romilly and Sam Swainsbury will play Ben in this latest run of the play which will play in the West End until the 4th September.
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.
Talking about the news of the casting Matthew Dunster said: “Planning our third iteration of 2:22 has been just as exciting as the first two; working with Danny and my Co-Director, Isabel Mar, and our brilliant casting directors to re-imagine the characters once more. It’s such a privilege to do that and to know audiences are excited about ‘who’s next?’ We have a wonderful cast that once again is loaded with surprise, excitement and West End Debuts. People love watching this show and we love making it.“
The creative team behind the production includes: 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, co-direction by Isabel Marr.
Danny Robins said “I’m overjoyed to have a cast of this outrageously exciting calibre for our new season. Tom and Mandip are stellar talents who I have admired for years, Sam is awesome and will be known and loved by comedy fans and Beatriz is someone I know is bursting with ability and on the cusp of stardom. Each new cast unlocks new surprises and thrills for me as a writer, each actor bringing their own distinctive take to the play. If you haven’t seen 2:22 before, there’s never been a better reason to come, if you have seen it, come back and see it again with this exciting line-up!”
2:22 A Ghost Story will play at the Criterion Theatre from the 7th May until the 4th September. To find out more about the show and to book tickets visit: https://222aghoststory.com/.