The news comes as Danny Robins’s play continues its West End run at the Lyric Theatre.
Producer Runaway Entertainment has confirmed that the production will open its UK tour Bath Theatre Royal on 1 September 2023, and continuing through to May 2024. Other venues confirmed for the tour include: The Lowry, Salford, The Marlowe, Canterbury, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Milton Keynes Theatre, Grand Opera House Belfast, Norwich Theatre Royal, Southampton Mayflower, Brighton Theatre Royal, Curve Theatre, Glasgow Theatre Royal and Plymouth Theatre Royal. Further venues and casting have yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, the play continues to play in the West End, currently at the Lyric Theatre which is the production’s fourth transfer and fifth West End season for the show.
2:22: A Ghost Story first appeared on stage in the Summer of 2021, at the Noel Coward Theatre starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood. It then transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for 10 weeks from 4 December 2021. The production there starring Stephanie Beatriz, James Buckley, Elliot Cowan and Giovanna Fletcher completed its run on 12 February 2022. For the first season at the Criterion (May – September 2022) the cast was Tom Felton, Mandip GIll, Sam Swainsbury and Beatriz Romilly. In late September Laura Whitmore, Matt Willis, Felix Scott and Tamsin Carroll took over. The current cast at the Lyric Theatre includes: Cheryl, Scott Karim, Louise Ford and Jake Wood.
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.
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 and Isabel Marr. The creative team behind the production also includes: set design by Anna Fleischle, costume design by Cindy Lin, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound and illusions by Chris Fisher. Casting by Matilda James. it is produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Isobel David and Kater Gordon.
For more information about the UK tour visit: https://222aghoststory.com/uk-tour-tickets/