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Thursday 29th June 2023

Casting has been announced today for the upcoming tour of smash hit supernatural thriller 2:22 - A Ghost Story.

Producer Runway Entertainment is delighted to announce the casting news for the first UK tour of Danny Robins’ edge-of-your-seat, supernatural thriller 2:22 - A Ghost Story.

Joe Absolom (A Confession, Doc Martin) will play Ben, Charlene Boyd (Mayflies, River City) will play Lauren, Nathaniel Curtis (It’s a Sin, The Witcher) will play Sam and Louisa Lytton (Eastenders, The Bill) will play Jenny.

The tour opens in Bath in September and tours the UK until ????????????. Full tour dates can be found at the bottom of this article.9

Joe Absolom said: “I’ve heard so much about 2:22 so am really honoured to be asked to join the new cast. I can’t wait to see how it plays out in the medium of theatre …. Boo!”

Charlene Boyd said: “To say I’m thrilled to be joining the iconic Ghost Story would be an understatement. The buzz around this brilliant show is incredibly exciting and I cannot wait for the ride. Bring it on!”

Nathaniel Curtis said: “I am so excited to be joining the touring cast of 2:22 and am looking forward to joining such a talented team. I hope audiences love the show!”

Louisa Lytton said: “I am so elated to be joining the first UK tour of the thrilling modern classic 2:22 - A Ghost Story. Layered, slick and extremely chilling, writing like this does not come around often, a gift of a role. I cannot wait to get started with this amazing team!”

Written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, and directed by Matthew Dunster and Isabel Marr, 2:22 - A Ghost Story is an adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge and ghosts may, or may not, appear.

Danny Robins said: “I’m thrilled with our first cast for the 2:22 - A Ghost Story UK tour and can’t wait to see hoe each actor brings their own distinctive take to the play. It’s quite the journey we are on and we look forward to spooking new audiences across the UK. 2:22 is an adrenaline-fuelled experience that gives you the license to gasp, scream, and yelp!”

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 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’re going to stay up… until 2:22… and then they’ll know.

The production premiered at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End, starring Lily Allen, Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood, where it won the WhatsOnStage award for Best Play. It has since transferred to the Gielgud Theatre, The Criterion and The Lyric and has starred many notable names including Tom Felton, Giovanna Fletcher, Cheryl, Laura Whitmore, Matt Willis and James Buckley. The current West End season at the Apollo Theatre stars Sophia Bush, Ricky Champ, Clifford Samuel and Jaime Winstone.

2:22 - A Ghost Story features 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.

2:22 - A Ghost Story is produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runway Entertainment, Isobel David and Kater Gordon.


1st - 9th September 2023: Theatre Royal, Bath; 12th - 16th September 2023: Marlow Theatre, Canterbury; 19th - 23rd September 2023: Theatre Royal, Newcastle; 26th - 30th September 2023: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh; 3rd - 7th October 2023: Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes; 10th - 14th October 2023: Theatre Royal, Norwich; 17th - 21st October 2023: Mayflower, Southampton; 24th - 28th October 2023: Theatre Royal, Brighton; 31st October - 4th November 2023: The Lowry, Salford; 7th - 11th November 2023: Curve Theatre, Leicester; 14th - 18th November 2023: Grand Opera House, Belfast; 21st - 25th November 2023: King’s Theatre, Glasgow; 28th November - 2nd December 2023: Theatre Royal, Plymouth; 5th - 13th January 2024: Derngate, Northampton; 16th - 20th January 2024: Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham: 23rd - 27th January 2024: New Theatre, Cardiff; 30th January - 3rd February 2024: Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe; 13th - 17th February 2024: Lyceum, Sheffield; 20th - 24th February 2024: Wolverhampton Grand, Wolverhampton; 27th February - 2nd March 2024: His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen; 12th - 16th March 2024: Churchill Theatre, Bromley; 26th - 30th March 2024: Richmond Theatre, Richmond; 2nd - 6th April 2024: Liverpool Empire, Liverpool; 9th - 13th April 2024: New Victoria Theatre, Woking; 16th - 20th April 2024: Hall for Cornwall, Truro; 22nd April 2024: Yvonne Arnaud, Guilford; 23rd - 27th April 2024: Blackpool Grand, Blackpool; 30th April - 4th May 2024: Grand Opera House, York; 7th - 11th May 2024: Theatre Royal, Nottingham; 14th - 18th May 2024: New Theatre, Hull; 21st - 25th May 2024: Sunderland Empire, Sunderland; 28th May - 1st June 2024: Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Tickets for all venues are now on sale, either via or by visiting the website of your desired venue.


Neill Kovacic-Clarke

All details in this article are correct to the best of my knowledge at the time of publishing.


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