Cast announced for 2:22 – A GHOST STORY at the Gielgud Theatre

Supernatural thriller 2:22 – A Ghost Story returns for a new season at the Gielgud Theatre after a successful run at the Noel Coward Theatre earlier in the Summer. The play will replace The Mirror and the Light which has announced it will close earlier than planned on 28 November 2021. 2:22 – A Ghost Story will play from 4 December 2021 until 12 February 2022.

Stephanie Beatriz will play the role of Lauren. Stephanie Beatriz stars as the lead character Mirabel in Disney’s forthcoming animated motion picture Encanto, coming to theatres November 24. Prior to that, Stephanie played Carla in the Warner Bros. feature In The Heights and the tough and loveable detective Rosa Diaz on the hit show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

James Buckley will play the role of Ben. James is an English stand-up comedian, actor, musician, YouTuber and streamer. He is best known for playing Jay Cartwright in the BAFTA-winning E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners.

Elliot Cowan will play the role of Sam. Elliot is an English actor, known for portraying Corporal Jem Poynton in Ultimate Force, Mr Darcy in Lost in Austen, and Ptolemy in the 2004 film Alexander. He also starred as Lorenzo de’ Medici in Da Vinci’s Demons and Daron-Vex in Krypton. Cowan most recently is known for playing King Henry Tudor in the STARZ series The Spanish Princess.

Giovanna Fletcher will play the role of Jenny. Giovanna is a Sunday Times bestselling author (her new novel Walking On Sunshine publishes 11.11.2021), actress, blogger, vlogger and presenter. Since 2019, she has presented the CBeebies series The Baby Club. She won series 20 of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.

2.22 – A Ghost Story is written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist and it is directed by Matthew Dunster. Intriguing, funny and scary, it takes audiences into one adrenaline fueled night where secrets will emerge and ghosts may appear….What do you believe? And do you dare to 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 her 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 are going to stay up… until 2.22am… and then they will know.

REVIEW ★★★ “2:22 A Ghost Story was enjoyable enough and did build suspense well but sadly the ending was very disappointing and anti-climatic”